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Operational Excellence Leader (MPS) 1

Requisition ID:  41270
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306


Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.


Job Designation

The Operationa Excellence (Continuous Improvement) Leader is accountable for driving acceleration of Meggitt's Lean Management System to achieve top quartile sustainable business results with focus on the cross-functional Braking Systems Product Group processes.  This includes leading and facilitating improvement activities and delivering formal training to build capability in critical lean management system standards.

Job Core Responsibilities
  •  Conduct Maturity Readiness Assessments across both Operations and Business functions.  Work with site/function leadership to develop plans and drive maturity gap closure in support of MPS progression (Meggitt Production System).
  • Build Continuous Improvement capabilities across all organiztaion levels to support Operations and Business Functions via formal and informal training (ie Yellow Belt, Lean Green Belt, Shop floor Management, etc)
  • Mentor Green Belt candidates through project completion and certification.
  • Support the execution of the Product Group Strategic Improvement Priorities (SIP); working closely with the Executive and Product Group Leadership.
  • Manage and drive the daily use of core MPS/CI tools throughout the organization (Daily Layered Accountability, 6S, Standard Work, Problem Solving)
  • Support APQP tool set usage across the business
  • Facilitate and lead strategic level workshops and events, including Strategy Deployment and Planning (Hoshin Kanri based), Value Stream Mapping for operations and business processes, 3P, 3P/Cell Design
  • Work with Operations and key business functions to connect processes in support of Lean Transformation
  • Capture and share Continuous Improvement best practices across the Product Group and Meggitt.
Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or Supply Chain; MBA a plus

Years Experience: Minimum 8 yrs experience as Continuous Improvement professional.  Experience in an operations or business function leadership role preferred.

Travel:  ability to travel up to 25% (domestic and international)


  • Experience in Operating System Development and Deployment, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma/DMAIC methodology, APQP Tools, Hoshin Kanri Strategy Deployment
  • Ideal candidate can demonstrate prior experience deploying such systems at industrial (preferably aerospace) companies and has been through several stages of excellence/maturity phases
  • Additional experience in one or more of the following is prefered:  Organizational Design (OD)/Organizational Effectiveness (OE) toolset and methodology; Program Management (PM) and New Product Introduction (NPI); Strategic Sales and Marketing (SSM)
  • Lean Expert level certification (Black Belt or Master Black Belt) or equivalent is preferred
  • Formal and informal training skills
  • Program/Project Management certification a plus
  • Solid business acumen which allows quick assessments of the potential impacts of issues and solutions
  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate the implementation of significant changes in a large organization
  • Clear understanding of utilizing core lean tools to improve business processes
  • Track record of driving solutions to assigned tasks utilizing a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning as well as tactical execution road map development
  • Conflict management skills and decision making skills
  • Analytical and research skills
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to multi-task.


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