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Operational Excellence Manager

Roxboro, North Carolina
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Group North America Division is seeking a talented Operational Excellence Manager. The Operational Excellence Manager will be based at our Roxboro, NC facility.
Position Overview:
The Operational Excelence Manager will manage, plan, coordinate and lead the deployment of the Eaton Lean System and Eaton Continuous Improvement Strategy throughout the Roxboro facility in support of plant goals and objectives. 
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Initiate, lead, and facilitate successful Kaizen events/Continuous Improvement events and BPIs for the Roxboro facility.
  • Serve as Tool Expert in all ELSS/ CI Tools with emphasis on Value Stream Mapping, and 5S+
  • Develop local ELSS/ CI Tool Champions and Experts by providing training and coaching support
  • Perform and validate ELSS assessments, and OpA self-assessments when required
  • Responsible for attainment of ELSS Assessment and ELSS Cost Savings objectives
  • Provide regular ELSS/ CI status updates to plant staff and facilitate plant CI Council
  • Provide additional support in other areas of Operational Excellence (EHS, EBE, OpA, EQS, EBS Pull and Quality Systems) as needed
  • Serve as an active member of the Roxboro plant leadership team
  • Drive Continuous Improvement Framework deployment (visual controls, daily accountability)
  • Drive deployment of VGNA region key process standards
  • Manage plant cost out projects execution via CI Tracker tool, at least monthly.  Align with Finance team and monitor overall plant performance toward plant and division objectives for Cost Out activities
  • Facilitate kaizen events & rapid improvement events as required, especially for more advanced applications of ELSS tools or as part of training new tool facilitators. 
  • Train and lead plant in CI tools, Continuous Improvement Framework, EBS Pull, and Rapid Improvement events through hands-on events. 


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 4 years of Manufacturing and/or Operations experience.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in managing/supervising people.
  • Lean Certification, Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt, Black Belt).
  • Operational Excellence experience.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Operational Excellence

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 048346