Delaware Resource Group

  • Operational Improvement Leader

    Job Locations US-CA-Carson
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/6/2018 11:22 AM)
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  • Overview

    DRG Professional Services is seeking an Operational Improvement Leader to join the world's leading independent Aerospace product finishing company in Carson, CA.  This Operational Improvement Leader will be responsible for the deployment, continued improvement, and maturation the VOS of best practices across the enterprise with specific focus on optimizing the business, enabling significant productivity gains and implementing standard operating procedures as required to achieve targeted business results. This role will be a key enabler in the overall business growth and productivity strategies across the business in collaboration with the key operational executives and numerous professionals across the business. Additionally, this position is responsible for the program planning and project details for all major business projects related to the VOS including the deployment of the ProFlow system. This will include driving the company capital program governance process, ensuring the use of all critical Program/Project Management templates/tools such as SmartSheet, developing the ProFlow Functional Roadmap in collaboration with the VP of IT and enabling all business process changes required to drive continuous improvement and maturity of such programs.


    This is a full-time position located in Carson, CA.



    • Leads efforts to design and deploy optimal VOS processes tailored to each facility and aligned to the priority challenges faced by the facility leadership.
    • Recognize and implement opportunities through process improvement to reduce lead times, increase labor productivity and drive fully integrated quality management system down to the shop floor.
    • Foster an environment of collaboration and information sharing between departments and across levels within the organization.
    • Work closely with the VP of Operations, General Managers, VP of IT/IS, Financial Leaders and Sales Teams to improve both forecasting and demand management processes to ensure first articled completion and production rate increases achieve the desired revenue growth and profitability across the enterprise.
    • Achieve PMP Certification or equivalent proficiency in Program/Project Management skills
    • Maintain and manage to a standard Management Operating System (MOS) of monthly events; including Key Continuous Improvement Program Reviews, Labor Productivity Reviews and Executive Review meetings.
    • Create concise verbal and written communication of key issues, utilizing the established governance process to ensure all critical actions are taken to ensure delivery of productivity and program benefits.
    • In collaboration with the VP of Operations and VP of IT/IS, utilize and improve standardized templates for programs, projects, management reporting, presentations and communication of decisions
    • Collaborate with senior management in the development, planning, and execution of program plans, short and long-term productivity, establishment of best practices and operational plans, budgets, and key business initiatives
    • Collaborate with the VP of Operations and Site GMs to ensure the alignment of the VOS with the development and execution of annual operational capital plans, financial results and required productivity gains to meet or exceed the business targets
    • Accurately diagnose organizational issues, develop solutions and in collaboration with the relevant Operational Leaders, implement the solution and ensure continuous improvement and maturity processes are in place
    • Assist the Site GMs in operations and work in collaboration with the quality, technical and administrative staff to resolve production and processing problems in a sustainable manner, adhering the VOS.
    • Develop and implement the VOS to ensure tracking procedures are on place for quality, delivery, productivity, and asset utilization by analyzing production, systems, maintenance, and labor productivity are in alignment with business targets
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required



    • Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Aeronautical, Industrial or Chemical Engineering


    • 10 plus years of experience in Aerospace manufacturing or similar industries with significant experience in Lean Manufacturing and Program/Project Management. Preferred experience in Product/Metal Finishing industries.


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