Global Director of Continuous Improvement & Operational Excellence
Rexnord Industries, LLC. - Milwaukee, WI

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The Company

Rexnord® is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company. Within our platforms, we serve a wide array of growing, global end markets by offering the broadest, most reliable product portfolios and trusted brands in our industries. Within Process & Motion Control, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components used within complex systems where our customers’ reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high. Within Water Management, we design, procure, manufacture and market products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation, in which customers specify our products due to performance, life cycle and project cost, and our service levels. Founded in 1892, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 7,400 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit


Business Unit

Rexnord has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Director within our Rexnord Business System “RBS” group. The Rexnord Business System is the overriding operating system to deliver a strong business strategy, execute operational excellence and breakthrough, while creating self sufficient, sustainable businesses.

Brief Description

The RBS team deploys strategy by focusing on business breakthroughs, kaizen methodology, and team development within our business units. We strive for operational excellence across all functional areas and processes by deploying Lean tools and Six Sigma principles. The Corporate Director, Rexnord Business Systems “RBS” plays an active role in driving accelerated operating and financial performance through continuous process improvement and execution of breakthrough strategies. The RBS Director will have alignment to a strategic business and work closely with the business unit to deliver the strategic initiatives. Emphasis is on leadership, continuous improvement skills and culture building that will lead to self – sustaining capabilities at domestic and international locations.

This position has high visibility with the leadership team and reports directly to the Vice President, RBS. Strong leaders within the RBS group are typically direct successors to major functional leadership roles in Marketing, Operations, and Commercial areas as well as GM roles.

Key Accountabilities

Drives tangible and measurable improvements of key processes through the leadership, training and mentoring of a team.

Assist teams in developing a Lean Roadmap to use in the deployment of strategic objectives.

Coach and mentor RBS Managers and leaders in the use of various tools, concepts and practices around RBS.

Directly supports locations in achieving strategic deployment objectives by conducting on-site workshops, kaizen events, assessments and providing guidance through the lean transformation process.

Assist Corporate Vice President RBS in the strategic direction of the RBS Office.

Develop and upgrade RBS materials.

Identifies and shares best practices across the different Rexnord locations.

Work with VP/GM of Business Units and other functional leaders as a “thought leader” to define current state situation, assess gaps in process, capabilities, & talent, while assisting in the development of the future state in line with strategic plans


Job Requirements

Travel up to 75%

University bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills

Prefer working knowledge of the Toyota Production System, Lean Manufacturing, and/or Six Sigma

Prefer hands-on experience implementing Lean in manufacturing and transactional areas

Capabilities and Success Factors

Demonstrated leadership

Delivers and sustains measurable results

Customer focus

Sets high expectations for sustained excellence

Self-starter: action oriented / "can do" attitude / resourceful

Ability to coach, mentor and develop associates

Problem solver


Competitive Salary

Matching 401(k) contribution

Discretionary Personal Reimbursement Account

Exceptional Benefits

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)

Educational Reimbursement

Matching Gift Program




Rexnord Business Systems

Primary Location


United States-Wisconsin-Milwaukee







Job Posting


Feb 1, 2013, 9:03:13 AM

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