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Lead, Operational Excellence

Van Nuys, CA 91401

Job Title: Operational Excellence Lead

Job Code: SAS20192410-34321

Job Location: Van Nuys, CA (Greater Los Angeles, CA Area)

Job Description:

Surveillance Solutions has an exciting opportunity for a continuous improvement leader in our Van Nuys, CA facility.  Our continuous improvement program, e3, ensures that every employee in every function and in every aspect of the organization uses e3 every day of the year as part of their job.

The e3 team strives for operational excellence across all business and functional areas and processes by deploying Lean tools and Six Sigma principles.  The e3 team plays an active role in driving accelerated operating and financial performance through continuous process improvement and execution of breakthrough strategies.  The selected candidate will report directly to the Director of Operations and will work closely with each Enterprise and functional organizations to develop and manage the execution of strategic initiatives.  This position requires sound leadership, operations, and productivity improvement knowledge, keen core finance and business acumen, and excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead Manufacturing, Test, Supply Chain, QA, Program, and/or functional organizations/teams through continuous improvement strategy, projects, Kaizen events, and Just Do It (JDI) initiatives to achieve maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity
  • Self-starter who can work with program teams to identify opportunities, secure project budget, and manage cost and schedule to plan
  • Responsible for establishing project goals, setting timelines, and achievement of milestones
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing and application of Lean tools and principals to eliminate waste
  • Report project portfolio status to Operations, Program Management, and Leadership including preparation of financials and presentation material
  • Responsibility for achieving assigned financial and key performance indicators/metrics
    • Grow the next generation of belt/lean trained employees through training, mentoring, and targeted learning/knowledge transfer opportunities
      • Exceptional interpersonal/written communication skills; can effectively interact with all levels of management
      • Ability to work on multiple projects with limited direction
      • Implement Lean initiatives to eliminate waste out of processes, reduce cycle times, and drive cost savings


        • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related discipline and minimum 9 years of manufacturing experience; or Graduate degree and a minimum of 7 years experience 
        • 7+ years of experience in Lean Manufacturing in an Aerospace/Defense environment or heavily regulated industry
        • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt certified

          Preferred Additional Skills:

          • Proven leadership skills with collaborative management style that will facilitate interaction with executives, colleagues, and corporate partners
          • Experience driving Supply Chain and/or Engineering continuous improvement initiatives
          • Experience with Microsoft Products: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Project
          • Strong project management, financial, and business acumen is preferred
          • Proven track record of lean/continuous improvement project success


Posted: 2020-05-18 Expires: 2020-06-17

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