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Value Stream Manager

Florence, AL
The Value Stream Manager is a leadership role that will be primarily focused on ensuring a safe work environment for all employees, while maintaining continuous operational execution and production of quality products that are delivered on-time to customers within established cost targets.

The Value Stream Manager will focus on eliminating waste developed in the value stream process, identifying business growth opportunities, understand the importance of customer value created by the company, maximize capacity to grow sales and driving lean continuous improvement.

Strategically focused and leading/driving team members in Kaizen events, problem solving activities, owning the value stream.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

Safety Management

Manage all value stream related KPIs (SQDCI)
Drive Southwire Culture of Zero by demonstrating Safe and Quality conscious work habits.
Co-leads recordable or significant case investigations including root-cause and corrective actions.
Responsible to ensure of executing findings of accident investigations and safety alerts within their value stream.
Ensure policies and processes are deployed uniformly throughout the value stream.


Human Capital

Provide leadership, guidance and direction to Supervisors, Planners and Leads.
Drives employee engagement within value stream
Develop a highly motivated and committed workforce with emphasis on the development of skills needed to accomplish safety, quality, on-time delivery, and product cost goals.
Perform regular training needs assessments to identify needed training for all employees.
Determine manpower needs and staffing levels to achieve budget.


Operational Excellence

Actively leads the Southwire DHP process and be capable of sharing information related to value stream as needed.
Lead productivity improvement teams and projects to eliminate losses and improve manufacturing operations.
Lead problem solving events and follow-up with corrective actions for completion.
Create a standard for value stream process and ensure entire team are properly trained, resourced, supplied, and managed to attain the objectives.
Highlight and action critical issues in value stream to Plant Leadership.
Execute lean tools and procedures within value stream to minimize process variation.
Ensuring that a current state value stream map is created of the end-to-end value stream(s).
Preparing a future state map that uses lean techniques to eliminate waste and improve process value in the short to mid-term.
Coordinates with other managers and guarantees workflow with other departments.
Must be flexible and willing to accept responsibilities that are outside the traditional scope.
Any other activities as directed by the Plant Leadership
Ability to work flexible hours and shifts


Qualifications and Experience 

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably engineering or business degree
Minimum of 5 years in manufacturing or distribution operations with a least 2 years in a leadership/management role
Professional Certification: Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt preferred 
Statistical and analytical problem solving; database management skills
Ability to demonstrate quantitative, visual, mechanical and spatial skills related to manufacturing knowledge and technical skill in addition to logical reasoning.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with SAP, Advaris is a plus.
Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities along with outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills required.
Must have clear understanding of OPS, the DHP principles and applications.
Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix organization and positively influence strategies and outcomes.
Must be able to work in an environment with exposure to heat/cold conditions and levels of noise, and potential exposure to various industrial liquids, oils, gases, etc.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing for potential long periods of time. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items 50 pounds or less. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Leadership Competencies:

Drive for Results: Has a strong bottom-line orientation; Persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks; Has a track record of exceeding goals successfully; Pushes self and helps others achieve results.
Financial Acumen: Understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators; Uses financial analysis to generate, evaluate, and act on strategic options and opportunities; Integrates quantitative and qualitative information to draw accurate conclusions.
Decision Quality: Makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information; Relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment when making decisions; Considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision-making criteria and principles; Recognizes when a quick 80% solution will suffice.
Attracts Top Talent: Attracts and selects diverse and high caliber talent; Finds the right talent to meet the group’s needs; Closes talent gaps with the right balance of internal and external candidates; Is a good judge of talent.
Communicates Effectively: Is effective in a variety of communication settings: one-to-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels; Attentively listens to others; Adjusts to fit the audience and the message; Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization; Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
Courage: Readily tackles tough assignments; Faces difficult issues and supports others who do the same; Provides direct and actionable feedback; Is willing to champion an idea or position despite dissent or political risk.
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