Position Summary: To provide leadership and support for value engineering, critical product and process improvement, and innovation activities involving Victor’s global locations. To work closely with teams at Victor’s global locations to ensure that optimum performance is achieved in all of our critical products and processes. To drive positive and sustainable culture change across the organization.
Essential Functions: To leverage the Value Engineering & Continuous Improvement Methodology and lead product and process improvement projects to support the achievement of Victor’s deployment goals. To work with all functional areas to execute the continuous improvement priorities at Victor’s global locations. Facilitate and deliver training in key CI strategies, concepts and tools.
Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline required
5+ years of Lean / Six Sigma experience
Strong project management leadership and communication skills
Experience applying change management principles to all continuous improvement activities
Experience in reducing Manufacturing and Product Development Lead Time
Background in Value Stream Thinking, Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VA/VE)
Flexibility to travel at least 1-2 weeks per month, including international travel
Associate Value Specialist certification preferred
To communicate, coordinate and align activities between locations, as well as the corporate team
Be a hands-on, change agent / Value Engineering coach / CI training facilitator
Communicate, articulate and gain buy in of the VE approach with Victor’s global workforce
Coordinate Value Studies including Function Analysis and Idea Implementation
Drive Victor Technologies VA/VE project list and monitor financial impact
Collaborate with Engineering and the Business to identify additional VA/VE opportunities
Integrate VA/VE methodologies and best practices into Victor Technologies DNA
Optimize Operational and transactional Processes to improve KPIs
Reduce Manufacturing and Product Development Lead Time
Eliminate non-value added activities / maximize value-added
Lead and/or support continuous improvement teams
Follow up on improvement activities by standardizing work practices
Think outside the box to determine what solutions are available for our improvement needs.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Victor Technologies is a global manufacturer dedicated to developing innovative solutions for...