Job Ad Key Purpose of the Job : Support the Director of Engineering in executing the Manufacturing Excellence strategy. This position is responsible for developing, coaching and implementing , direct team and vendor teams with specific focus to Apparel & Footwear manufacturing to reduce lead times, actualize manufacturing improvements and maximizing productivity within agreed timelines to target.
Visualize metrics data into a simple and comprehensive reporting structure.Key Area of Responsibility : 1. Drive business impact
Organize, plan and deliver training based on the lean principles throughout the supply chain, including sourcing and vendor factories
Provide strategic lean leadership and tactical support and partner with key stakeholders.
Drive and execute vision and objectives for VF's manufacturing excellence program.
Identify improvement opportunities with quantifiable business benefits. Recommend the best methods of space, manpower, materials and equipment utilization in production facilities.
Develop Business Case Metrics, Scorecards, Methodologies and Tools to build and track Manufacturing Excellence progress develops guidelines for standard operations
Lead the analysis and re-engineering of the vendor's production and transactional processes at specific sites as defined by the Director of Engineering
Participate directly or indirectly in kaizen events.
Analyzes data, reports and process to improve the productivity and profitability of the operations through initiation and implementation of projects that optimize costs, efficiency and quality.
2. Engage and cultivate Lean principles
Coach teams and individuals on Manufacturing Excellence and lean principles to drive improvement.
Design and implement lean processes and systems while following the PDCA cycle.
Drive planning, leading and facilitating effective kaizen events.
Collaborate and drive benchmarking and best practices across vendor factories.
Promote and ensure lean practices throughout company and external vendors.3. Leadership - Coaching & Training
Manage conflict at many levels of the organization and able to effectively lead cross functional process improvement teams, and mentor / advise management on the formulation and implementation of process improvement plans.
Teach and coach process owners and leaders on how to sustain results.4. Perform other duties as assigned.Job RequirementsMinimum Relevant Experience : 5 year (s)Minimum managerial Experience : 2 year (s)Required Professional Qualification :
Degree in industrial engineering / equivalent or min 5 years' relevant experience.
Training and / or Certification with Six Sigma, SPC, 5-S, TMC, Project Management, Facilitation or other quality / process improvement processes a plusRequired Competencies :
5+ years "hands-on" relevant experience in developing and implementing lean manufacturing processes.
Team player; must be able to establish and lead teams and manage projects.
Must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure and to keep composure in stressful situations
Good understanding of a variety of measurement techniques and good analytical skills
Hands-on, in-depth knowledge of lean and continuous improvement methodologies. Capable of leading and implementing the practical application of the full range of lean methods on the plant floor.
Must have implemented lean practices in several different plants or operating environments.
Strong leadership skills demonstrated through championing accountability, maximizing team and individual strengths, seeking and implementing change, and aligning with critical plant and business objectives.
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects / initiatives with budget limits and time constraints.
Able to work effectively with multiple levels of management and represented work groups
Demonstrate experience in fundamental lean tools and concepts, , 5S, standard work, continuous flow, line balance, automation.
Strong analytic problem-solving skills (8D, PDCA or DMAIC etc.)
Good collaboration, understanding and respect others to see both points of view to bring a win / win solution.
Ability to work independently and with all levels of managers and associates
Strong coaching, facilitation and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to work successfully in complex and matrix business and projects area, leveraging interpersonal skills and technical skills to optimize results
An understanding of and proficiency in change management
Must be proactive, creative and a hands-on change agent
Has managed the transformation of value streams or plants, by organizing lean events, projects, training and organizational changes necessary to achieve a sustained transformation
System thinker and passionate for lean principles
Passionate to continue to learn and explore. Excellent skills in dealing with fast pace, challenging and often "impossible" situations;
must like solving problems and getting the job done.VF Diversity Vision StatementVF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business.
The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the , females, protected veterans and the disabled.
VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV / AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.