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SPS Coordinator

SPS Coordinator (Process Improvement Leader)
Responsibilities:
Responsible for supporting the implementation of SPS and Manufacturing Basics at the plant level.
Be the first resource for plant associates and pillar teams for SPS related concerns.
Sets basic principles and targets for SPS in the plant - particularly after lessons learned on the model machine, with annual review
Review and request support form division practitioner & divisional leadership team, when appropriate.
Train, coach and educate plant level associates on improving zero based losses and using key performance indicators such as manufacturing OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), product quality, waste reduction, process performance, safety, and operating costs.
Function as a member of the plant steering team ensuring team is on track and meeting all KPIs
Liaison to SPS Practitioner to create agendas specific to where the plant needs additional support.
Ensure appropriate personnel understand, and take actions based on metrics and tracking systems are updated.
Utilize Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies to drive a culture of learning, a dedication to ongoing improvement, and a focus on sustainable results.
Ensure that pillar teams are working together and not in silos.
Make sure losses are clearly established and calculated correctly each reporting period. Should understand the make-up of every loss and the drivers behind each.
Responsible for sending requested charts into SPS Practitioner every reporting period.
Should understand all pillars thoroughly in order to give guidance and support as needed. Assist in selecting pillar owners and their teams.
Maintain continuous communication with the Plant Manager and Regional Manager on the progress of SPS activities. Should be able to recognize the gaps and communicate this information as well.
Ensure compliance with all OSHA regulations, division standards, and plant specific safety procedures.
Required Skills:
4 year degree required
Leadership -
Ability to guide, train, support implementation, and communicate SPS activities at all levels within the plant - from operators to plant manager.
Ability to effectively lead & facilitate multi-functional pillar teams
Demonstrated skills in working with shop floor teammates, team development, and leadership skills.
Communication -
Effective, efficient and seamless ability to deliver the intent, message and context to ensure transfer of knowledge
State opinions / ideas with confidence, strength and steadfastly maintain position without becoming aggressive
Good listening and comprehension skills to help transfer knowledge from engagements to pillars teams
Interaction -
Skill at enlisting others' support and assistance in influencing others.
Skill at building agreement and cooperation and a unified sense of purpose, particularly in approaching others and trying to persuade them as well.
Good meeting facilitation skills.
Change Management -
Work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilization and greater proficiency of the changes that impact employees in the plant to increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes.
Interpersonal Skills -
Skill at building harmonious and sympathetic relationships with others.
Skill at conveying trust in others as well as causing them to feel that one can also be trusted.
Establishing trustful connections with others.
Business and Techinal Skills -
Manufacturing leadership, engineering, continuous improvement experience (TPM, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.).
Strong technical aptitude and the ability to grasp a general knowledge of division specific manufacturing disciplines, financials, and technologies, across the region of support
Good organization and team management skills to help pillar teams
This position will be at a level based off experience as there are multiple levels.
Level of Education:
4 Year Degree
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.


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