The Vallourec Performance Analyst (VPA) is tasked with the facilitation and deployment of the Vallourec Management System, with primary focus on lean management. The position is based out of our Youngstown, OH facility. He/she will assist department leaders in identification, prioritization and implementation of projects that improve key business indicators. He/she will monitor, facilitate, lead and train all team members in our Lean Management system, including but not limited to methods such as 5S, TPM, standardization, workflow analysis, value stream mapping and six sigma. The VPA will track overall improvement progress and report as necessary to executive management. The VPA will also be required to support other sites and other divisions of Vallourec Corporation as needed, which may result in up to 15% travel.
Lead and/or facilitate all continuous improvement efforts associated with Safety, Quality, Operational Excellence and Cost.
Work with Youngstown department managers to identify, prioritize and execute on projects that improve their key performance indicators.
Lead the development and implementation of all levels of the hourly Skill Based Development program as it relates to Lean and Six Sigma methods.
Coordinate the content of all Lean training materials and lead the implementation of a structured target training program for improvement teams
Support cross-site and cross-functional efforts to improve shared business processes – both transactional and operational
Help units to identify key performance indicators and develop tools to improve them (flow complexity, purchasing methods, and value analysis of process)
Hold teammates accountable for the good deliverance and sustainability of improvement results. Assure the appropriate performance indicators are in place and that teams have been provided with adequate knowledge to achieve and maintain their improvements.
Utilize process experts, department leaders and steering committees as needed to generate improvement ideas and accomplish key objectives.
Lead the effort to streamline processes across all Vallourec Star Sites. Coordinate and report status of improvement efforts and results to allow for easy reporting to executive leadership.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Mathematical skills – basic knowledge and application of statistics and algebra
Reasoning ability – ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to facilitate a team of cross-functional expertise
Ability to influence employees at any level of an organization
Ability to manage multiple complex projects and ability to summarize efforts in clear and concise manner
Demonstrate high energy, trustworthiness, and be goal oriented
Knowledge of Change Management or Change Acceleration Processes
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATIONS
BS Engineering - Mechanical, Industrial, and Metallurgical engineering degrees are preferred but not necessary for this position.
Six Sigma training/certification at Green Belt or higher is also preferred but not required.
CRITICAL COMPETENCIES AND CAPABILITIES
Operations leadership or process engineering experience in Industrial sector
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Open-mindedness, adaptability, autonomy, desire to drive change
Understanding of business strategy and concepts
Analytical approach to problem solving
Ability to influence at all levels of an organization
Past training or experiences in lean manufacturing, materials management, six sigma, safety and environment are desired