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Manager, Operations Excellence - Southwest (Remote)

Company: Brambles
Location: Dallas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth via our 300 million pallets, crates and containers. We employ 11,000 people and operate in more than 55 countries. Through our pioneering and sustainable share-and-reuse business model, the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, safely and with less environmental impact.

What does that mean for you? You'll join an international organization big enough to take you anywhere, and small enough to get you there sooner. You'll help change how goods get to market and contribute to global sustainability. You'll be empowered to bring your authentic self to work and be surrounded by diverse and driven professionals. And you can maximize your work-life balance and flexibility through our Hybrid Work Model.



Responsible for delivering continuous improvement training and actions throughout our facilities, while serving as the Subject Matter Expert on Continuous Improvement. Drive culture change via training and best practice sharing.

Lead the continuous improvement culture spread out within the Operations teams via a Kaizen program. They will provide direction to Production Team Members Engineers and Functional Leaders throughout the facility

They will provide efficient leadership and cost-effective integration of Continuous Improvement creating operational excellence.

Will work with the Lean Six Sigma leader to make data-based decisions and implement performance improvement projects


* Facilitate successful Kaizen and rapid improvement process events; acting as an advisor to cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and resolve complex problems in a compressed timeline, to identify, diagnose and address bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
* Provide thought leadership and serve as a change agent at the Operations Service Centers in the organization, helping implement a culture of continuous improvement.
* Responsible for accelerating the rate of change in the organization through the Operational Excellence programs.
* Identify barriers to implementation and develop and propose solutions that address both business needs and customer satisfaction.
* Drive and share best practices through all sites; proactively identify and promote sharing of learnings and best practices across sites and regions.
* Assist in the collection of data identifying opportunities and for tracking improvements
* Demonstrate a knowledge of and commitment to Lean manufacturing principles and techniques.
* Conduct analysis of business processes across the organization, identify gaps in the business process, determine its impact to the organization, and recommend action plans and timeline to address these issues.
* Partner with the Finance and Transformation Office teams to calculate cost reductions, document savings in the Wave tracking system.
* Accountable for tracking all CI Projects and reporting progress to plant staff and leadership.
* Other direction as assigned by Senior Manager of Continuous Improvement.


* Project completion
* Savings and Cost Avoidance achieved
* Improved Operational Metrics such as Cost Per C-Gen, RPH, CPR and C-Gen per Headcount


Annual Budget: Continuous improvement responsibility supporting a US$ 800M budget.

Responsibility to support the team to achieve minimum savings of US$ 2.5M per year across the Service Centers.


* Support direction in Operational Excellence related programs within the Operations team
* Leadership of Kaizen and other CI workshops
* Working in a matrix environment to ensure success of program, interacting with multiple levels of the CHEP leadership team: Territory leads, Plant Managers, Finance and Procurement
* Support process change recommendations and decisions for Operations


* Work will require occasional extended hours for special projects or urgent requests
* Travel is required. Estimated at 75%.
* Working across time zones
* Working autonomously and often having limited access to immediate managers


* All Ops functions (VP, Directors, Managers)
* Planning and Logistics (Directors, Mgrs)
* Other business functions such as Finance, Engineering, Automation, Procurement, Safety and IT


* Plant Operations and Logistics 3rd party companies
* Best Practice providers (Customers and other suppliers)


* At least 5 years of experience in a relevant business discipline e.g. Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain management, finance
* Experience leading Kaizen workshops; Six Sigma background is preferred
* Previous experience as Project Management
* Database and Data Analysis capabilities desirable
* BS Degree from an accredited college/university


* BS Degree from an accredited college/university
* Over 5 plus years of direct management experience in a supply chain discipline e.g., logistics, operations, planning, manufacturing
* Experience of using LEAN/Six Sigma processes to deliver solutions.
* Implementation of projects in large supply chains (PM Certification is preferred), with preferred experience in Supply Chain Project Management
* Working with cross-functional/remote teams
* Skilled with the use of Microsoft and other business software applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SAP, etc.
* Well-developed quantitative and qualitative analytical and critical thinking skills
* Database and Data Analysis capabilities preferred.


* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentations and cross-functional collaboration for all levels in the organization
* Demonstrated ability to identify and drive process improvements
* Proven project management skills with demonstrated ability to drive projects that require cross-functional resources
* Must be highly organized with excellent time management and prioritization skills
* Experience in completing analyses utilizing Six Sigma, Statistical, and Lean tools, and techniques
* Self-starter able to work independently with minimum supervision
* Ability to quickly develop and execute a plan amongst ever-changing priorities
* Proficient in Microsoft applications - Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project, Word
* Strong financial acumen



Desirable: Spanish

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at recruitment@brambles.com.

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