Productivity Improvement Coordinator
Pioneer - Toledo, IA

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Assists the management team as it executes its business plans and goals through the use of established business improvement methods. Pulls together Quality Management System, Six Sigma, Lean, DPS, TRACC and related improvement tools into a cohesive effort. Initiates and tracks improvement projects tightly aligned with current business needs. Coordinates project improvement activities within the production location, receiving guidance from the Location Management Team and DPS deployment team. Leads and facilitates training sessions, conducts training and business assessments, and provides coaching to location management team and employees.

Duties/Responsibilities
Assists and coordinates the deployment of DPS. Communicates what DPS is to the site. Organizes and schedules DPS meetings. Coordinates interviews, focus groups, and other DPS meetings. Networks with the site management team on DPS deployment. Assists or leads DPS improvements and follow ups.

Coordinates and maintains the Tracc business improvement process. Coordinates the Site Steering Committee (SSC) and the Implementation Task Force (ITF). Leads or assists assigned Tracc foundational or pillar practices. Assures Implementation Actions and Stop and Thinks are implemented per projected dates. Networks with the Safety Coordinator as needed to ensure process improvement effort support safety goals.

Provide coaching to location management team. Assesses internal environment for actions and behaviors that deviate from stated goals. Identifies the impact of behaviors on location objectives. Provides suggestions and guidance. Schedules periodic feedback sessions with management team members.

Facilitate and coordinates plant level training relative to use of business improvement tools and Tracc modules. Partners with M&B Experts in the development, implementation, maintenance, and delivery of training. Customizes training modules to incorporate site relevant issues and problems. Leads location level training course on specific improvement tools. Leads overview sessions on the use of improvement tools for new employees. Assists in the training skill building of other DPS Coordinators.

Facilitates and coordinates the project generation and prioritization process. Maintains a solid awareness of Location’s business plans and goals. Assists Location Management Team in identifying business improvement opportunities. Quantifies and reports to management the impact that improvement activities are having on business goals and Tracc assessments. Maintains and expands business improvement skills (ie. DMAIC, Lean, Workout).

Coordinates the improvement project portfolio for the location in conjunction with regional Master Black Belt. Maintains awareness of the status of process improvement efforts within other production locations. Network with Regional Six Sigma Master Black Belt to identify additional needs for project work and sharing of best practices.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree preferred. One to three (1-3) years of production operations experience.

Competencies
Green Belt certification desired, or achieve certification within two (2) years of employment. Lean Practitioner desired, or achieve within six (6) months of employment. Supervisory experience desirable. Project management skills desirable. Ability to effectively communicate and build/maintain relationships at various levels.

Coaching – ability to assess the impacts of behaviors and actions and provide feedback that ensures alignment of actions with desired goals.

Political savvy – ability to know who, when and how to handle sensitive issues. Sensitive to particular business unit issues. Ability to see the big picture translating details into an organizational perspective. Understands what it takes to motivate key decision makers.

Communication skills – actively informs up, down and laterally. Brings information to the team that enhances the team’s ability to succeed. Knows how to focus and align personal activities and that of others to meet business unit objectives. Expresses point of view effectively.

Demonstrated project leadership skills. Exercises leadership to make things happen. Anticipates problems and opportunities. Ability to create an environment and sets an example of innovation and getting results. Effective training, facilitation and presentation skills. Desire to drive change and proven influencing skills. Deals effectively with new and different situations. Self starter/motivated.

Pioneer Core Competencies:
Teamwork/Collaboration, Embracing Change, Communicating with Impact, Managing for Productivity, Coaching

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