Generac Power Systems

  • Operations Project Manager

    Job Locations US-WI-Eagle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/31/2018 1:07 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-13228
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Ops Professional
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Eagle, WI is seeking an Operations Project Manager.

     

    The Operations Project Manager serves as a dynamic change agent and aggressively leads business improvement or new product introduction (NPI) projects.  This role provides sustained improvement to critical manufacturing and transactional processes to help management achieve strategic goals and impact financial results. This role is responsible for challenging conventional thinking, mentoring CI/8D project leaders, and assembling multiple teams to support tactical efforts, serving as both a team leader and coach.

     

    This position reports directly to the Director Operations.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Within the NPI process, drive program manufacturing and quality deliverables by demonstrating leadership in the manufacturing, engineering, and quality departments as well as adhere to data driven quality principles.
    • Ensure project elements are tracked and fulfilled by the various stakeholders.
    • Work with quality to implement activities on planning processes to assist program managers with delivering key milestones in the program.
    • Clearly understand and document customers’ definition and expectation of quality and cascade to operations and program team members.
    • Ensure understanding, commitment and application among all strategic decision makers for the successful application of best practice project management, problem solving, and Lean implementation tools and methodologies. Ensure consistency with corporate vision, direction, policies and guidelines.
    • Mentor and guide project team members to deliver on the project/program requirements.
    • Plan and lead refresher activities and forums for continual learning.
    • Actively lead or participate in Failure Mode Effect Analysis teams.
    • Act as liaison or support collaborations with customers and suppliers on a day-to-day basis to resolve any product/program manufacturing quality issues.
    • Act as liaison with corporate CI to mature the site toward “model” operation.
    • Serve as a conduit for the flow of information, the sharing of best practices and external benchmarks.
    • Coordinate communication activities that highlight and publicize plans, goals and results.

    Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Quality Systems Engineering or 8 years related experience in the Operations function within a similar working environment;
    • 5 years of progressive Operations management experience in similar work environment.

     

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Ability to work with diverse personalities while remaining tactful, professional and flexible;
    • Ability to work with large volumes of process data and statistical methods;
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
    • Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
    • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence teams and individuals cross-functionally;
    • Proven customer service orientation;
    • Proven experience in delivering quality improvements/ problem solving using the 8D/DMAIC/PDCA phase methodologies and supporting tools;
    • Demonstrated understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean enterprise;
    • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Minitab, SPC and data analysis skills.

     

    Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

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