Manufacturing Excellence Program Leader

Veolia North America

Company Description

Veolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly

220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them.

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (Veolia WTS) is a worldwide leader in water recovery, treatment, and reuse. We design, supply and operate a range of water systems, from Oil & Gas applications to municipal water, to microelectronics ultrapure water and heavy industrial wastewater treatment. Our portfolio of technologies includes solids-contact clarification, membrane & media filtration, electrolysis, digestion, evaporation, ozone/UV disinfection and more. Our portfolio also includes chemicals & monitoring solutions, start-up & operation, membrane & ion exchange products, and custom engineered equipment.

Job Description

The Manufacturing Excellence Program Leader will champion a transformational program, driving global improvement in end-to-end manufacturing operations. They will deliver a comprehensive program emphasizing standardization, continuous improvement, collaboration, and workforce engagement while working closely with operations, functions and plants. Reporting to the Continuous Improvement Director, this leader will develop and execute strategies to streamline and standardize business processes, reduce cycle times, share best practices, and ingrain Lean Six Sigma (LSS) principles. With a keen focus on LSS and digitization, they will optimize customer experience, safety, quality, efficiency, and operational costs while fostering a culture of continuous improvement across operations and manufacturing facilities.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The candidate will work collaboratively across Supply Chain, Engineering, EHS, Quality, IT, Finance, Commercial, Legal, and Product Line Leadership to develop and execute the Continuous Improvement strategic roadmap, including:

Own the develop, implementation and roll out of the Manufacturing Excellence Program

Own the roadmap and execution of ME Program

Engage teams, other functions and partner to identify cross-business opportunities to leverage process improvement and manufacturing excellence, alignment and co-creation

Collaborate and foster a diverse and inclusive environment and encouraging growth, innovation and professional development

Drive process standardization and harmonization across the globe

Utilize data and analytical skills to identify and drive improvement

Drive ME program as part of who we are and how we do things in manufacturing operations

Infuse LSS and drive the digital transformation

Leverage dedicated and supporting functional support to achieve business objectives tied to roadmap, instituting metrics for program control

Act as a change agent, systematically driving continuous improvement and change, setting the pace of change to grow and integrate the business while maintaining team morale and ensuring successful adoption of new processes and technologies

Develop key performance indicators (KPIs), metrics, and periodic reporting to help drive execution, process uniformity, and improvement throughout the supply chain

Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders


Qualifications preferred:

Bachelors degree in Engineering or equivalent from an accredited university

A minimum of 4-years experience in the water treatment products

A minimum of 10 years experience in Supply Chain or related fields

Minimum 2 years of SAP Experience

Fluent in English is a must

Skills preferred:

Well qualified candidates would have some of the following qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to lead and influence a global team within a large, complex and matrixed organization

Experience working with Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain Operations, Customer Care, Commercial, Finance and AP Departments

Experience on leading and implementing technical-complex digital projects

Experience in LSS, CI

Good understanding of Digital from a functional standpoint

Ability to influence and collaborate with senior level management team

Ability to translate strategy into business objectives

Demonstrated effective facilitation, communication, and presentation skills through all levels of the organization

Strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as critical thinking / problem solving skills

Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity

Ability to flex style to suit differing cultural norms to drive results

Experience influencing cross-product and geographic teams to identify and implement a Lean

Six Sigma strategy (i.e. LEAN, DMAIC, DFSS, CAP) that balances the rigour with technical risk, cost and cycle. Experience with LSS at

Experience leading diverse teams in a highly matrixed environment

Strong business and financial acumen

Knowledge of Manufacturing, Plant Operations, Supply Chain

Experience driving Master Data Improvements

Experience driving digital changes and transformations

Experience in Change Management

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.

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