Lean Project Manager
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Company Overview

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a leading global provider of automation, power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. With a focus on always putting customers first, anywhere in the world, the company helps manufacturers use automation and intelligent motor control and conversion technology as a means to get their products and services to market faster, reduce their total cost of ownership, better utilize power and plant-floor assets, and minimize the risks in their manufacturing environments.

Capabilities extend through partnerships with a network of 5,600 reliable, local companies in distribution, software and product referencing. Leading brands and strategic partnerships uniquely qualify Rockwell Automation to deliver industry solutions to 80 countries around the world.

Lean Project Manager

Job Description

Position Summary
The Lean Project Manager will organize, lead and facilitate process improvement across the entire corporation. The areas of focus can potentially be global in scope with a primary focus on transactional, supply chain, and manufacturing areas. As an individual contributor, you will drive improvements in business performance using Lean and Six Sigma techniques in support of Business and Corporate organizations to meet financial, business and leadership development goals. In this role, as a Lean Project Manager, you will work with a variety of Business Leaders and their Continuous Improvement teams applying your proven leadership and change management skills to drive improvements across our organization. Projects will range up to more strategic multi-functional, multi-business, multi-plant efforts requiring excellent project management and communication skills. As a result, the flexible candidate must be able to travel up to 50% both domestically and internationally. Travel may be for extended lengths of time to enable focus all efforts on the assigned project to achieve expedient results. This great opportunity will afford the selected candidate the ability to have exposure to and exert influence on diverse teams of people in a target rich environment. This position is desired (but not limited) to be based in Milwaukee, WI.

EOE, M/F/Disabled, Vet

Analyzes, plans and implements process improvement needs. Evaluates and models existing processes. Organizes, leads and facilitates cross-functional projects. Identifies improvement options. Develops metrics that provide data for process management and indicators for future improvement opportunities. Collects data to identify root cause of problems. Measures performance against process requirements, aligning improvement projects to close performance shortfalls. Identifies and manages resources, including cross-functional members, to successfully execute projects. Provides consultation on the use of re-engineering techniques to improve process performance and product quality. Deploys plans from conception through to close. Delivers presentations and training courses including measurement, analysis, improvement and control courses.

Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data required and in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other employees.

Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience.

Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

Establishes operational objectives and work plans.

Frequently interacts with peers and customers to gain cooperation of others or conduct presentations of complex technical information/project activities. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required in an engineering discipline.

Minimum 10 years of experience in operational environments such as manufacturing, supply chain, and transactional environments.

Excellent analytical skills.

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean Master with proven completion of projects in which solutions were sought at the root level of the problem.

Experience working with cross-functional, cross-business and cross-cultural projects.

Proficient in Minitab and Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Visio)

Experience working with initiatives focused to institutionalize continuous improvement (Toyota Production System or similar)

Bilingual (English – Spanish) preferred.

Strong working knowledge problem solving / root cause analysis and process management.

Proven Leadership and Change Management experience driving process improvement projects.

Hands-on Project Management experience

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Rockwell Automation
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QA - Quality Control
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At least 5 year(s)
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Milwaukee, WI
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