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Operational Excellence Site Leader

Operational Excellence Site Leader

FPC of Atlanta

FPC of Atlanta

We are a leading science and technology company that offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

We are seeking an experienced Operational Excellence Site Leader to join our Team. You will lead Operational Excellence activities at the site which includes coordinating OpEx related initiatives at the site, building OpEx project portfolio, managing resources, driving project execution, and implementing best practices and knowledge transfer across the organization. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record in implementing and inspiring an organization for daily continuous improvement using their knowledge of lean manufacturing.

As the Operational Excellence Site Leader, you will be responsible for:

·         Act as main Point of Contact for all OpEx related activities at the site and as key partner for the site head

·         Collaborate with Operational Excellence Execution project managers to coordinate project executions at the site

·         Act as site link to the Operational Excellence PMO & Analytics function to provide inputs supporting e.g. standardized reports of savings and project progress

·         Collaborate with the Operational Excellence Production System roll-out site leads, external partners & global team (e.g., support with implementation of specific tools, coaching, progress tracking, culture building)

·         Collaborate with Operational Academy to support building and delivering OpEx learning curriculum.

Site performance management

·         Work together with the site leadership team to jointly define the site master plan (including Production System development plan to targeted future state in terms of next levels and/or certification) and to provide status updates on OpEx related topics (e.g., project progress)

·         Collect, analyze, and report data of current OpEx related projects to the site leader (either own reports or insights provided by PMO & Analytics function on basis of collected data)

·         Ensure definition and implementation of governance aspects incl. solid project charters & execution plans for each OpEx project with appropriate risk management.

Portfolio management, capability steering and knowledge transfer.

·         Build the OpEx project portfolio for the site to achieve site targets (safety, quality, supply, people & cost) and prioritize within OpEx project portfolio as part of the site leadership team

·         Drive specific projects at the site

·         Ensure resource availability for project execution and manage belt resources at the site assuring that site master plan targets / expected impact is achieved

·         Implement best practices from other OpEx teams, and communicate own successes with other local OpEx and Operational Excellence as well as the communities of excellence

·         Bridge knowledge gaps in projects by requesting and managing / developing additionally required capabilities


Six Sigma Black Belt


 BS degree, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration

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