Performance Excellence Practitioner - Atlanta, GA
3169 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Jefferson Plaza
Norcross, Georgia, 30071
The Performance Excellence System Practitioner role is designed to coach and guide the implementation of the Performance Excellence System (PES) which is a Lean Six Sigma deployment into the WestRock organization. This role is the direct conduit between the tactical/operational and strategic initiatives in the organization. This position requires a leader who facilitates and drives change in a fast paced and "ever changing" environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
Key to success in this position is the ability to work within and across the organization at all levels creating value and buy-in as the key change facilitator for the Performance Excellence System deployment.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Align with strategic objectives for the Division/Region/Plant and Execute PES to accomplish them
Perform education to pillar teams and steering committee
Train teams to utilize lean six sigma tools and methodology
Serve as multi-site implementation leader
Serve as multi-site sustainment leader
Provide and share foundational best-practices
Ensure alignment to the system across plants
Identify opportunities to improve processes to support Division/Region/Plant goals
Support and execute kaizens and LSS projects to deliver hard cost savings
Travel required 80%
HOW YOU IMPACT WESTROCK:
The PES Practitioner role is responsible for the deployment and ongoing sustainment of the PES Pillar system across the division. In addition, the Practitioner is responsible for the training/coaching of Performance Excellence Leaders at the local plant level. The Practitioner will also support and execute kaizens and LSS projects to meet division/region/plant savings goals.
This position will be focused on driving improvements in revenue and driving cost out of the business through more effective processes, elimination of non-value added or duplicate efforts, waste and other related defects in the process.
Specific duties include:
Coach and assist plants in their Zero Loss Thinking and Analysis
Ensure plants are prepared for the launch of the PES implementations
Provide education on the pillars as necessary
Provide on-site coaching to the individuals/teams as necessary
Perform audits and assessments for the evaluation of PES results and consistency across the division
Identify training needs/gaps prior to and during the implementation.
Raising issues that need addressed
Coach/mentor leadership, CI pillar teams and belts to achieve savings goals
Proactively identify opportunities to utilize the PES system and drive actions to achieve results supporting division/region/plant goals
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED AT WESTROCK:
This position will act as a change agent to instill Lean Six Sigma culture and principles and ensure they are utilized consistently throughout the organization.
Exceptional knowledge and skill in Continuous Improvement
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification required
Coaching and communications skills
Strong leadership abilities
Strategic Planning and Execution
Professional maturity - work with all levels
4 year degree required, Technical Degree preferred (Engineering, Finance, Etc)
Performance Excellence System Pillar training provided
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Required
Minimum 10 years of manufacturing / operations experience
Minimum 5 years of manufacturing Continuous Improvement experience
Preferred similar experience in Lean Operating Systems
Prefer leadership of deployment of Lean Operating Systems
System Access Requirements
Divisional Data system (Plant Floor, KIWI, AS 400, etc.)
Lean Six Sigma Project Library
Must be able to perform physical activities that require use of arms and legs, moving body, such as lifting up to 50 pounds repeatedly, balancing, walking, stooping and handling of materials as necessary.
Atlanta strongly preferred but open to other locations depending on proximity to other locations and airport access. Relocation available for the right candidate.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.