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Operational Excellence Coach III at thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Middleton, Tennessee





Job Description:

Your responsibilities

thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is currently seeking an experienced Operational Excellence Coach III in Middleton, TN.   This role will understand, deploy and teach Lean methodologies and principles on a basic level in an effort to determine which methodology applies to any particular problem current or from past occurrences.  Essential duties and responsibilities: 


  • Identify the correct OpEx methodology to improve manufacturing and business processes
  • Teach OpEx methodologies and principles to all team members and/or cross functional teams
  • Help identify and prioritize improvement opportunities using a range of methodologies (Visual Management, Mission Control, Hoshin Kanri, Value Stream Assessment & Design (VSA/VSD), Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE), Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFM/A))
  • Coach team members at the operator to manager and director level in Shop Floor Management
  • Coach team members, functional teams and cross-functional teams in the methodology of Visual Management (VM), including how to set up VM tools, how to interpret them and how to act on them
  • Coach and mentor less senior OPEX Analysts and Coaches in all areas of Lean and OPEX methodologies
  • Write new procedures and process instructions on an advanced level
  • Maintain and improve existing procedures and processes
  • Prepare reports and training materials in addition to technical reports.
  • Create and deliver education, training and coaching in a variety of methods: Classroom instruction, Hands-on exercises, Simulations, 1:1, etc.
  • Act as subject matter expert locally for all Lean Methodologies and Principles.
  • Work with cross functional teams to develop advanced level solutions for cross functional problems.
  • Develop advanced level solutions for cross-functional problems
  • Soft Skills coaching and training
  • Multi Project Management
  • Support the facilitation of Hoshin Kanri / Strategy deployment events
  • Work with Finance department to determine financial benefits of projects, establish tracking mechanisms and be able to address issues
  • Coach different departments and functions (for example: Manufacturing Engineering, Production Control, Logistics and so on) in Shop Floor Management and Projects execution
  • Establish correlations between projects and initiatives involving more than one department/function and support Change Management in cross functional projects

Your profile


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required
  • Certification in Green Belt Six Sigma is a must. (Or equivalent)
  • Certification in Lean Manufacturing is a must.
  • Proven track record of 5-8 years successful, hands-on implementation of a broad range of Lean methodologies.
  • Prior leadership experience required
  • Possess advanced skills on training and coaching skills.
  • Facilitate successful teams (Project, Functional, Kaizen/RIE)
  • Self-directed, self-motivated and able work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate change.
  • Advanced skillset in Microsoft Office software, specifically spreadsheet and presentation applications (Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Able to work aggressively with a concentrated focus on details.
  • Possess the ability to excel at working with team members at all levels and different functions/departments inclusive of those outside production.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and written to all levels within the company.
  • Able to effectively facilitate change.
  • Experience in leading cross functional team members at all levels.
  • Possess expert understanding with experience in various facets of the manufacturing enterprise.
  • Leadership role experience
  • Has multi-year experience in more than two Functional Areas, with a preference for at least one of which is non-technical in nature (Finance. Supply Chain, Material Planning, HR, etc) and the other one technical (Quality, Production, Engineering, etc…)
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions