Site Training & Operations Excellence Leader
Compensation: $100-130k base, 14% bonus
Location: Chicago, IL USA
- Act as primary site resource for all aspects of GMS (lean manufacturing), including base tools, roles and responsibilities, management systems, and production/maintenance work effectiveness.
- Develop and execute a site training strategy that identifies and addresses gaps in key skills, knowledge and abilities required to meet current and future site objectives with a focus on operator and mechanic training and supervisory development
- Partnering with site and corporate specialists, design and manage a sustainable training system where training requirements are identified for site positions, responsibility for maintenance of standardized work instructions and training delivery is clear.
- Support GMS sustainability through regular area audits. Identify gap areas and work with the Area Operations Manager to develop plans to close gaps.
- Manage the effectiveness of the GMS system as a part of sustainability, identifying areas requiring improvement, and seeking opportunities for continuous improvement. Work with site leadership team to identify and implement actions that further drive maturity.
- Work with industry groups and government agencies to enhance our workforce development through grant submissions and other financial support opportunities. Manage the site workforce development plan and submit grant proposals.
- Provide coaching for new employees and managers, and engage with them to clarify how their roles and work connect with GMS.
- Give Direction to Site Training Specialist.
- Connect with GMS Center of Excellence to leverage learning across sites. Implement upgrades to the GMS playbook and incorporate the learnings into the site management system.
- Act as an implementation resource for higher level elements of GMS.
- Strong knowledge of manufacturing management processes in a chemical manufacturing environment
- Strong grasp of lean tools, including standard work, 5S, RCCA, 7 wastes, and Kaizen
- Leader of change, with ability to influence and gain support from operator/craft level to site leadership
- Excellent critical thinking skills
- Strong coaching and feedback skills
- Basic understanding of adult learning styles, instructional design and learning technologies.
- Facilitative; can lead a project with multiple stakeholders and align their objectives in order to meet project milestones
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills
- Strong business acumen
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 7+ years of operations experience in a chemical manufacturing environment
- Demonstrated track record of using lean tools to drive continuous improvement and business results
- Excellent PC skills, including SAP, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- Engineering degree preferred