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CI Strategic Projects BB at Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Job Description:


CI Strategic Projects BB


The Continuous Improvement (CI) Strategic Projects BlackBelt is a member of the CI team reporting to the Director, Continuous Improvement Strategic Projects.
Critical Continuous Improvement role that will help lead the identification, prioritization, successful execution, and sustainability of Strategic Continuous Improvement Projects across the Company. Job scope includes delivering improvements in productivity, capacity, waste elimination, yield & defect reduction, and driving stable operations across sites, businesses, regions, and globally.

Objectives are to partner with Business, Functional, and Operations Teams & Leaders to lead the successful execution of key Strategic Projects across sites, businesses, regions, and globally. Effective application of CI tools including Value Stream Mapping, Gemba, Kaizen, Changeover Reduction, OEE, Visual Workplace, SPC, and others will be critical to success in the role.

Also critical to the role is ensuring the application of strong Project Management & DMAIC methodologies, ensuring project sustainability; and replication across sites, businesses, regions, and globally as appropriate.
Remote work option flexibility is available.
Multiple global locations appropriate AMR, APAC, EMEAI



* Consistent with Strategic Objectives, execute large-scale Projects, Kaizens, and other CI events to drive breakthrough levels of improvement in process capabilities, productivity, quality, cost, and other key drivers of successful business performance for Momentive

* Build and leverage strong Finance Partnerships to ensure clear line of site to how project success support key Business Metrics of EBITA Growth & Potential, Capacity Creation, Cost & Cash Flow Improvements including CapEx Efficiency & Avoidance, and Safety

* Leverage CI Performance Model Metrics (especially OEE and Right First Time) to help ensure project success & sustainability; and to create forward-looking views of future constraints and opportunities

* Identify opportunities and help the organization execute Kaizen ahead of Capital

* Partner with Enterprise Development Team to provide appropriate coaching, training, and development of shop floor employees, CI Practitioner, and Sponsors in CI tools & methodologies to ensure project success, sustainability, and ongoing improvements

* Provide on the ground technical support as needed to strengthen the capability and skill set of site CI Experts and Practitioners


Partner with the organization to drive business success through the strategic application of CI tools and methodologies. Align key stakeholders, Sponsors, and the CI Leader to obtain the necessary resources and to remove roadblocks.




Minimum of 7 years experience in Continuous Improvement, Quality, and/or Operations or Engineering with a strong focus and demonstrated results leveraging Lean & SixSigma tools and methodologies

* Demonstrated Leadership of cross-functional teams

* Demonstrated Project Management Skills (including DMAIC) and proven success leading large scale improvement projects

* BlackBelt and/or Lean Certification strongly preferred; Project Management a plus

* Willing to travel domestically and internationally 25 - 50% of the time and potentially take on short-term international assignments. Travel will fluctuate based on business needs and project specifics.

* Good written and oral English communication skills


* Prior experience in a full-time Continuous Improvement / BlackBelt role (preferred Chemical Manufacturing or similar Continuous processes)

* Demonstrated Engineering & Problem-Solving Aptitude

* Prior experience leading cross-functional teams with demonstrated Change Management skills

* Energetic self-starter with strong leadership skills

* Proven track record of delivering on commitments and driving sustainable performance

* Proficient in:

* Policy Deployment and creating alignment through Cascading Objectives

* DMAIC, PDCA, Project Management

* Statistical Analysis and Interpretation including Designed Experiments

* Project Team Leadership

* Value Stream Mapping

* Kaizen Facilitation

* Root Cause Analysis

* Visual Management, Visual Factory, and 5S


* Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Operations Management, or a related field of study

* Chemical Engineering is a plus

* Track record of leading Continuous Improvement efforts with demonstrated sustained outcomes

* Strong analytical expertise coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills to all levels

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.