The Operational Excellence facilitator

by Sidsel Xue in Merchandising    8th Sep, 2020       东莞市, 广东省

The Operational Excellence facilitator


The Operational Excellence facilitator at each location will report directly to “the local GM” but with a dotted line responsibility to our Vice President of Operational Excellence As a LEAN Facilitator you would be part of the team driving the Operational Excellence culture/thinking throughout each facility. As an ambassador of LEAN and other Operational Excellence methodologies it would be your role to model, support and train your colleagues and help them understand and adopt these methodologies. You would be key in leading and supporting the Operational Excellence activities including the roll out of LEAN thinking and tools. In addition, you would own the day-to-day monitoring and follow-up to ensure that Operational Excellences goals and plans are on target. Hands on experience with LEAN or other Operational Excellence methodologies (e.g. 5S, Kaizen) is a must have in order to be successful in this role.


ey accountabilities/responsibilities for this role include:  

Be Operational Excellence ambassador for the location

Prepare, contribute to, translate and deliver site training material

Maintain records regarding associate training and certifications

Maintain and support the development of our Operational Excellence goals and objectives

Coach and train associates in LEAN thinking and methodologies

Audit teams performance against operational excellence methodologies and standards

Assist local teams with LEAN projects

Lead Kaizens

Collect and contribute to best practice examples and ensure knowledge sharing with other global locations

Participate in on-boarding and training of newly hired associates

Establishing the Centre of Excellence function




Desired Skills and Experience:

Ability to contribute to the LEAN Project objectives. Familiar with principles of LEAN and other Operational Excellence practices and training. Knowledge with evaluation techniques. Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Work involves mobility, speaking, listening, observing and the use of technology. We value practical experience in applying LEAN and / or Six Sigma over a formal education. 

 You need to be able to work across multiple teams and disciplines and be a dedicated team player.  

Must have LEAN Expert/LEAN experience, and/or a minimum of 3-5+ years’ experience in a similar position in a LEAN Manufacturing company

Must have excellent English skills – both orally and in writing.

Experienced user of MS Office applications

An engineering or similar focused degree is preferred but credit will be provided for on the job experience

Experience in the shoe industry is preferred but not required.

You must be able to travel internationally multiple times per year. (15-25% travel, combined domestic and international) 

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