General Motors Operational Excellence Master II - ADM0002652 in Detroit, Michigan

Job Description:

Lead teams to drive projects & initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business. Responsible for major and complex projects with long-term business implications. Contribute to strategy and manages complex issues within functional areas of expertise. Provide analytical expertise to the Operational Excellence team and broader organization to drive continuous improvements, customer satisfaction, quality and productivity.

Key Job Responsibilities :

- Strategically lead the development, deployment and improvement of processes to improve business capabilities

- Provide leadership and direction to execute the Operational Excellence strategy to achieve improvement in customer satisfaction, process capability and quality

- Work with executive champion(s) and other business leaders to develop project deployment strategy, implement change management approach, goals and priorities

- Serves as project leader to ensure initiation, progress and on-time completion of project deliverables

- Work directly with business leaders and project teams to develop scope, schedule and define resource plans for process improvement projects within their areas of responsibility

- Implement “Lean” techniques and methodologies during project execution in order to achieve defined project objectives

- Communicate progress, status and issues to executive champion(s) and business leaders

- Serve as change agent by stimulating, communicating and institutionalizing Operational Excellence initiatives

- Utilizes broad and deep knowledge to develop innovative new business practices, policies and procedures

- Actively participate in the development and continuous improvement of the Operational Excellence body of knowledge which may include improvement, innovation, and strategy execution methods

- Train, coach, and mentor regarding Continuous Improvement concepts and techniques

- Seek, share and institutionalize best practices

Basic Required

- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

- Certification as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt

- 5-10 years of experience in Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, or transactional areas

- Minimum 10 years of experience in Process Improvement, Business Operations, or Project/Program management

- Successfully led15 or more transactional, reactive and/or proactive projects using continuous improvement concepts and techniques resulting in significant process improvements or savings

- Proven experience leading Lean Six Sigma and/ or similar process improvement methodologies such as Shainin and Red X

- Proven experience applying Lean and/or Six Sigma tools through the DMAIC, DMADV and/or DFSS methodologies

- Experience using statistical software tools, such as Tableau, Minitab, or Jump

- Proficient with using advanced tools in standard Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)

- Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach in the practical application of continuous improvement tools to drive significant business impact and culture

- Strong facilitation and presentation skills, all levels of the organization

- Experience building, empowering, and leading talented cross functional teams

- Strong analytical and quantitative skills

- Ability to build and promote organizational change management initiatives

- Proven ability to simplify strategy into simple actions

- Demonstrated ability to make decisions effectively and create focus

- Leader with a strong focus on execution

- Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results

- Strong oral and written communication skills

- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Basic Preferred

- Master's degree Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience

- Prior Lean Six Sigma experience in a manufacturing or transactional environment

- Experience implementing Lean thinking in business processes using Value Stream Mapping, and/or GMS, in a manufacturing or transactional environment; experience leading a function or enterprise Transformation effort

- Experience conducting Kaizen events deploying toolsets such as VSM, Standard Work, VOC, QFD

This position is located in Detroit, MI

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or protected veteran status.