Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH company, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass.
The OpEx Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing Continuous Improvement, Quality Management and Process Improvement activities to drive operational excellence. Reports to the General Manager with dotted line reporting to the Director of Operational Excellence.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Implement and manage OBE Operational Excellence system to support and drive efforts within the leadership team and with employee-based process teams to achieve zero harm, improve quality, reduce waste, and maximize process performance.
Develop factory OpEx roll out strategy, initiatives, activities, coaching and training
Identify areas of process improvement and execute specific OpEx production projects
Implement improved quality processes and change by conducting workshops and improvement projects utilizing OpEx toolbox and methods
Develop control plans and facilitate training to ensure proper execution & recording of quality testing
Validate results to assure compliance with industry standards and/or specific project requirements
Lead site planning process to maximize floor space, minimize lead time, and optimize flow
Drive operational excellence principles such as constraint management, one-piece flow production, pull systems, workplace organization and setup reduction
Initiate, communicate and manage investigations into process issues and quality (internal & external) issues to identify root causes, develop corrective actions, and implement solutions
Seek best practices from other OBE locations and external sources, as well as document and share local best practices to help accelerate implementation throughout the organization
Monitor, track and report implementation plans and progress in pursuit of projects and KPI’s
Ensure constant application of company procedures and policies
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or a related field from a four-year college or university, or 5+ years of relevant experience within a manufacturing environment.
Experience working in a lean environment and leading lean activities is required
Previous lean manufacturing experience leading a plant lean transformation is desired
Skills and Capabilities
Practical experience leading kaizen events and teaching and coaching and implementing operational excellence tools
High degree of technical aptitude with a demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes and logistics flows
Previous experience developing and implementing quality systems, including but not limited to tools such as PFMEA, control plans, standardized work and layer audits is required
Ability to influence-decision makers in the organization
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced and changing work environment
Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated ability to teach, coach and persuade
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, in addition to interpersonal, teamwork skills
Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with various audiences at the site level. Capacity to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and managers at the site level
Previous experience managing large projects and teams within budgetary and time constraints as well as minimum supervision
Strong personal computer skills, to include but not limited to: Microsoft Office software applications
Regular and predictable attendance, and adherence to all safety policies and procedures
Occasional travel to domestic sites
What CRH Americas Offers You
Highly competitive base pay
Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
Group retirement savings program
Health and wellness programs
A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
About CRH Americas
CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!
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