Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement continuous improvement methodologies including Six Sigma and Lean within the ALAM business
  • Provide intensive training for teams and drive a continuous improvement culture within the organization
  • Teach, demonstrate and coordinate Lean implementation activities on the shop floor such as Kanban, Material Conveyance, Production flow, Super Market design and deployment, Value Stream Mapping, Takt time analysis, Problem-Solving, Standardized work, Set-up reduction, 5S, Visual Workplace, and Error-Proofing, 5S, TPM, SMED/QCO, Visual Factory, Kaizen, Scheduling, etc.
  • Assist plant continuous improvement/Lean teams in sustaining gains achieved in continuous improvement efforts.
  • Set Lean reporting (projects and financials) system, and report regularly to Line and functional management
  • Seek, share, and implement best practices
  • Manage multiple projects in different production Sites
  • Exchange experiences/best practices with Six Sigma/Lean organizations in other areas of Air Liquide
  • Form effective partnerships with leaders of other organizations and functions to uncover Lean/Six Sigma project opportunities
  • Develop a network of Green belts throughout the organization.
  • Capability to communicate effectively and efficiently at all levels within an organization on initiatives, projects and progress.
  • Drive a culture of “Do It Safe, Do It Right the First Time”
  • Successfully complete required trainings

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering
  • 5+ years experience leading improvement projects in a large industrial organization or operational management
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt or beyond
  • Advanced Training in Lean methodologies, 5s, SMED, VSM, Kaizen and other continuous improvement methodologies
  • Good understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean/Flow through-put world
  • Solid project management skills, team leadership skills, and excellent communication skills
  • Process improvement experience with demonstrated successful results driven application of the concept
  • Demonstrated success in leading and driving sustained change on the shop floor
  • Experienced in training, facilitating, and coaching of Lean concepts to all levels of an organization
  • Has led/participated/directed 50+ kaizen events on the shop floor and the ability to regularly work on the production floor and outside.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Self-starter with the ability to perform well under pressure and changing priorities
  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively in written and verbal formats with stakeholders at multiple levels in the business.
  • Ability to work and travel globally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Statistical Process Control, Statistical Quality Control experience
  • Operational experience - operations leadership, process engineering, distribution experience