Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Lean Six Sigma Leader in Saratoga Springs, New York
Lean Six Sigma Leader
NY - Saratoga Springs
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Who We Are:
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. Ball is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Ball Corporation is committed to recruiting, training, compensating and promoting regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.
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Primary Purpose of Position:
The Leader, Lean Six Sigma, is a facilitative leader accountable for managing activities associated with the design, implementation and sustainment of Lean Management Methodology and collaborative, fact-based problem solving for the assigned production plant. The position oversees Lean Six Sigma Transformation within Ball’s largest most complex plants, including deployment strategy, planning, training, coaching, project management, people development and resource development.
Facilitates change and supports deployment, adoption and sustainment of Lean thinking and a Lean-based Management System within assigned plant
Teaches and coaches Lean leadership philosophy and behaviors including servant leadership, A3 thinking, Lean daily management structure and the use of visual control boards or other visual management
Teaches and coaches basic problem solving (PDCA) and root cause analysis, including support for injury risk reduction
Teaches, facilitates, coaches and ensures adherence to established standards for value stream mapping/analysis, kaizen improvement (workshops and daily kaizen) and 5S (workshops, daily improvement and sustainment)
Guides project leads through Six Sigma (DMAIC) phases and associated activities; co-leads and manages plant-wide improvement initiatives and participates in problem solving
Teaches and coaches standardized work development, documentation, training, adherence, improvement and management
Initiates change to improvement methods and processes, representing the highest level of Lean expertise available; makes decisions about the design of value stream analyses, Kaizen workshops and resolution of intra-plant barriers to Lean learning
Required to present, educate and facilitate at all levels within the plant and to external audiences
Supports day-to-day operation of the BPNCA Lean Six Sigma department and performs other duties, responsibilities and/or projects as assigned
Makes revisions and improvements to training materials and supporting tools as needed to support lean management structure at larger/more complex production plant.
Assists plant manager with development and execution of lean six sigma adoption and deployment strategy; provides guidance to plant leadership team on potential risk versus reward for changes affecting plant performance and culture.
Drives adoption and sharing of best practices to support BPNCA-wide improvement efforts
Broad training in a related field usually acquired through bachelor’s degree
Job related experience for a minimum of 5 year(s)
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training (certification or credential strongly desired)
Experience in a manufacturing setting preferred
Demonstrated, hands-on experience with deployment and adoption of Lean management methods
Comprehensive understanding of Six Sigma quality tools/methods
Demonstrated teaching and coaching skills and ability to influence without formal authority
Excellent communication, presentation, conflict resolution and facilitation skills are required along with the ability to provide a high degree of customer sensitivity and attention to detail
Must be able to perform complex tasks, prioritize multiple projects, organize and follow through consistently and work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Proficiency in using widely recognized Lean Six Sigma and/or other problem solving and statistical analysis packages
20% of travel
Relocation for this position is Available
Ball Corporation offers comprehensive benefits packages, including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ESPP, and retirement plans.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.