Operational Excellence (Opex) Manager

Cardinal Health Greenwood , SC 29648

Posted 3 months ago

What a Manufacturing Management contributes to Cardinal Health

Manufacturing Management is responsible for strategic oversight and leadership direction within the Manufacturing function.


  • Must observe all safety precautions and regulations at all times in all areas where duties are performed. Responsible for reporting all safety hazards and potential unsafe working conditions.

  • Must understanding and comply with all current plant policies and procedures.

  • Must lead plant improvement projects of significant size and scope.

  • Will assist plant management in selecting and "knitting" (1) projects, (2) project/team leaders and (3) champions that align with business/functional goals and strategies.

  • Will keep the plant project hopper updated with new project ideas and discards low value projects.

  • Will ensure plant project tracking dashboard and plant OpEx scorecard are maintained and results are communicated monthly.

  • Must communicate Operational Excellence information/news to plant personnel.

  • Must assist in the coordination and deployment of the plant Operational Excellence plan.

  • Must assist leadership in establishing baseline and target metrics for key processes,

  • Will coordinate, and conduct as applicable, training in key Operational Excellence areas.

  • Must support the Operational Excellence Manager (MBB) in the overall deployment of OPEX training, best practice sharing and in mentoring project teams and leaders.

  • Must manage the duties of process engineers and one (1) clerical. Establish goals (objectives and drive results meet goals/requirement of the facility.

  • Must complete Black Belt training and Lean Certifications within two (2) years as Plant OpEx Manager.

  • Must be able to directly lead and/or coordinate high impact process improvement projects.

  • Must have the ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Must work with production department in identifying waste reduction opportunities to maximize positive material variances.

  • Maintain/establish Bill of Materials for all new codes. Supply to planning.

  • Maintain Frozen Bill of Materials for all codes/SKU's.


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in related field required, graduate degree preferred

  • A minimum of 4+ years related work experience required, including 1+ year supervisory experience

  • Demonstrated success in managing people and leading multiples teams and/or departments

  • Strong communication skills

  • Demonstrated success in achieving results along with strong financial acumen and project management

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Manages department operations and supervises professional employees, frontline supervisors and/or business support staff

  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals

  • Ensures employees operate within guidelines

  • Decisions have a short term impact on work processes, outcomes, and customers

  • Interacts with subordinates, peer customers and suppliers at various management levels may interact with senior management

  • Interactions normally involves resolution of issues related to operations and/or projects

  • Gains consensus from various parties involved

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Operational Excellence (Opex) Manager

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