Director of Operations Excellence in Shreveport, LA at Welbilt

Date Posted: 2/5/2018

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Job Description

If your goal is to a part of a progressive Lean manufacturing team, then Welbilt - Frymaster is the company you have been searching for.   As Director Operational Excellence – you will act as the change agent and leadership coach for process improvement and lean manufacturing; driving the lean transformation and sustainment per directed expectations in functional areas such as Manufacturing, Operational Excellence, Buying, Planning, Logistics, Maintenance, Manufacturing Engineering, Sustaining Engineering, Quality, and Finance.   Reporting directly to the Director of Operations; this position is located in Shreveport, LA*.   We put the 'fast' in fast food and the refinement in fine dining. We put the icy refreshment in sodas and the 'rocks' in signature cocktails. Be part of an industry that touches every life. Advance your career with the leader in foodservice innovation!   Essential Job Functions:  
  • Work with Welbilt and sites to develop and apply programs to improve the workforce skills on lean six sigma manufacturing tools and concepts such as DMAIC, A3 thinking, KanBan, Kaizen, Value Stream analysis, visual factory, pull and error proofing, 5S and 1 x 1 flow.
  • Develop strategies and specific actions that deliver business plan targets for efficiencies and quality.
  • Develop reports and tracking mechanisms for business plan target achievement progress.
  • Coach and develop the full-time Operational Excellence change leaders to grow their knowledge, coaching and change management capabilities.
  • Coach all key contributors daily during formal gemba walks on developing a highly effective Daily Management process, focused on management through mission control, flow- through making takt, ensuring compliance to standard work, and identifying and eliminating abnormalities affecting takt attainment through a problem-solving rigor.
  • Facilitate Executive Lean Workshops, Core Team Development and Value Stream Analysis.
  • Coach the organization on lean techniques such as Visual Management and Managing Daily Improvement (MDI).

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of eight years’ of documented world class lean six sigma manufacturing experience, including: purchasing, first line supervision, maintenance, quality, and manufacturing engineering is required.
  • Supply chain exposure preferred.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of five years’ experience leading and facilitating cross-functional process improvement Kaizen, LSS projects and rapid improvement events.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability with understanding of six sigma statistical tools.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Expert computer applications skills (MS Project, Excel, Word, Visio, and PP).
  • Excellent team facilitation skills.
  • Extensive Gemba based continuous improvement based tools/techniques.
  • Excellent documented leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with both senior management and front-line staff personnel.
  • Ability to assign priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to influence senior leadership and functional personnel to adopt and sustain change.
  • Able to mentor and facilitate lean culture change in an environment with varying acceptance.
  Welbilt, Inc. (formerly Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc.) designs, manufactures and supplies best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market.  Welbilt offers customers unparalleled operator and patron insights, collaborative kitchen solutions, culinary expertise and world-class implementation support and service, whether locations are around the corner or across the globe.  With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company has a portfolio of best-in-class brands including Cleveland, Convotherm®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln, Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®, Multiplex®, Merrychef®, Servend® and Manitowoc® Beverage Systems.  
•In addition to industry-leading fryers, the Welbilt – Shreveport, Louisiana operation (Frymaster) manufactures commercial fryer filtration equipment (built-in and portable), foodservice equipment computers, water-bath rethermalizers and pasta cookers. The facility in Shreveport is a division of Welbilt, Inc.


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