Continuous Improvement / Business Process Improvement Manager

PPG: We protect and beautify the world.
At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.
Why join us:
With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.
Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.
Key Responsibilities
The Continuous Improvement / Business Process Improvement (BPI) Manager will lead and direct the deployment of Lean Manufacturing throughout the enterprise to improve operating efficiencies across the full range of manufacturing operations. This position is responsible for developing and implementing systemic process improvement efforts that will result in increased productivity and manufacturing velocity, quality systems improvement, cost reduction, waste reduction, and maximize the organization's growth and profitability.
Fosters a culture that embraces BPI methodologies towards achieving or exceeding facility objectives and performance metrics. This includes development of overall annual site BPI plan.
Responsible for planning and engaging the site organization at all levels in the development, training, and implementation to meet plan objectives and business performance metrics.
Develops, maintains, and implements Continuous improvement training modules.
Develops standard work structure for kaizen events.
Oversees the implementation and consistent application of Lean techniques and continually evaluates areas for improvement.
Develops an infrastructure to support continuous improvement and quality initiatives.
Employs Lean Manufacturing methodology and analytics into organizational operations in order to accomplish business objectives.
Serves as a dynamic change agent and directly leads select business improvement projects.
Executes a strategy that drives cultural change within manufacturing operations aligned with the overall business strategy: to identify areas of continuous improvement, eliminate waste, decrease cost, promote uniformity of policies, and track progress.
Collaborates with site leadership to develop and measure Key Performance Indicators (KPI) on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
Coach and Mentor leaders around the organization on continuous improvement fundamentals.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Business related field of study.
At least 5 years' experience in Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizen and Lean disciplines
Experience training and mentoring of Six Sigma/Lean principles at multiple levels.
Experience supports track record of project accomplishment, passion, strong knowledge of and implementation of Quality process and /or BPI methodologies (5S, Sigma LogicĀ , Lean Enterprise, and Business Process Excellence).
Demonstrated ability to obtain credibility with people at all levels in the organization and manage multiple activities
Excellent communications and influencing skills in an environment of multiple disciplines.
Preferred Qualifications / Experience:
Certificates and Licenses: Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt
PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.
PPG Industries, Inc. offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG's affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com.
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