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Operational Excellence Manager

Huntsville, AL, US, 35811



We are looking for an Operational Excellence Manager to join our Operations team at dormakaba! The ideal person for this role will understand the need for continuous improvement and lean manufacturing processes.


**This role will have a responsibility for multiple sites**


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Drives the continuous improvement efforts throughout the operation in support of Hollow Metal Door Strategy. 
  • Provides continuous improvement of products, processes and procedures thereby improving product quality and driving out waste from the business. 
  • Leads several strategic and key Operational Excellence initiatives that align to the overall Company strategy
  • Works with plant and regional leadership to identify high-priority areas for improvement from annual Plant level value stream mapping rounds ensuring lean efforts are aligned to and fully support Profit Plan and Strategic Plan goals
  •  Analyzes key OpEx-related operational metrics related to both the Balanced Scorecard and customer systems and perform periodical reviews to evaluate results and establish action plans to close the gaps at an operational level
  •  Drives improved results in the areas of product quality, cycle time and through put.  Be a real catalyst between the functional departments of the plant to ensure teamwork, continuous improvement, and functional competencies
  •  Works towards process excellence based on value stream improvement plans, technology upgrade, improvement of key manufacturing processes. Improve the cost base within the plant, especially focus on further reducing scrap, process waste and shop floor productivity




  • Change agent: Supports and embraces change to improve the organization's effectiveness; helps others to successfully manage and adapt to change
  • Continuous improvement drive:  Inspires and generates new solutions and approaches to issues and challenges to maximize efficiency and effectiveness through every day practice of root cause analysis and critical thinking problem solving; Continually works to refine skills and abilities; Builds on ideas of others to come up with new ways to address issues or problems; Generates creative new solutions and approaches to issues and processes
  • Great communicator:   Able to communicate information and ideas clearly and articulately both in oral and written form. Uses appropriate language, style and methods depending on audience and the purpose of communication. Able to convey complex information clearly. Anticipates the information that others will need. Expresses ideas effectively.  Practices attentive and active listening.
  • Strong internal drive and initiative:   Takes responsibility for own time and effectiveness.  Identifies what needs to be done and does it before being asked or before the situation requires it.  Able to work things out without having to be shown too often. Seeks opportunities to contribute appropriately without direction. 
  • Results orientation:   Internal drive and bias toward action to efficiently, timely, and accurately achieve results.  Sets high but achievable standards for self and others. Seeks opportunities to improve process and outcomes. Constantly reviews performance to identify areas to develop.
  • Customer 1st focus:  Identifies, prioritizes, and anticipates customer needs and delivers relevant, value-add, solutions to meet and exceed them.
  • Strategic and Tactical Leadership:  Able to formulate, implement and lead strategic and tactical plan for area of responsibility that aligns with and contributes to the organization’s success.




  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or Engineering/Industrial Engineering
  • 6-8 years of lean process experience
  • 2-3 years in a team-leader role
  • 2-3 years in a mid-level or senior-level leadership role





  • A global company with a family culture and strong core values
  • Competitive compensation package with benefits coverage options
    • Medical benefits begin the 1st day of the month after hire date!
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.)
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