Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Division Productivity Manager

Job Description

Auto req ID: 195217BR

Job Description

Lead Lean Six Sigma and Productivity projects across West Division PBNA, and effectively coordinate these projects with the functional deployment champion and other improvement project teams.
Project leadership includes identifying opportunities, defining and financially justifying projects, launching project teams, using good project management to manage team activities, leading teams to execute projects with the problem solving methodology, tracking project status and results, removing and elevating project barriers, and developing team members.
It is also critical to identify integration issues with other projects, processes, and functions and coordinate the improvements with the appropriate project/process owners to accomplish the project goals.
  • Leverage DMAIC and project management approaches to lead cross-functional productivity projects
  • Provide productivity project coaching (Green Belts, Kaizen Leaders, Process Improvement Leads, FI Pillar Leads) to help accelerate productivity initiatives
  • Maintain tracking of Productivity initiatives and provide senior leadership with the results and recommendations on corrective action
  • Lead / facilitate project identification (LSS and Non LSS) to develop productivity pipeline and projects for overall performance improvement
  • Lead productivity project governance processes with teams
  • Ensure projects are integrated with other business activities, improvement projects, and business strategy
  • Ability to work across other functions and business units
  • identifies opportunities to stretch across functions and seek best practices to drive productivity across the PBNA Supply Chain
The position can be located in Denver, Phoenix, or Irvine

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree, preferably in Engineering or Business, or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of professional level experience in leading improvement teams
  • Prior supervisory experience is a plus
  • Solid project management skills and team leadership skills
  • Should have knowledge of other functions that provide inputs regularly, i.e., Research and Development, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations, Logistics
  • Ability to lead and direct multi-functional improvement teams
  • Must be a results-oriented 'change agent' who is an effective business systems thinker
  • Effectively communicate with all levels to maintain relationships and cooperation in pursuing the Business Unit’s goals
  • Must be able to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals
  • Understand statistical analysis tools/methodology, project management, Lean Six Sigma, quality and basic financial principles and apply them to analyze the planned activities
  • The candidate for this position must be pro-active, analytical, process driven, with a strong focus on understanding and exceeding the expectations of the customer
  • Previous Black Belt or Green Belt background in Lean Six Sigma desirable
  • Must be willing and able to travel 50% of the time

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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