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9 months ago
Triumph Group
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Senior Manager

The Sr. Director, Triumph Operating System will partner with the Executive Leadership team to lead operational excellence across all sites and functions to create a sustainable continuous improvement culture. The purpose of this role is to demonstrate operational excellence by leading the transformation, education, and culture change of the enterprise using lean and six sigma problem solving methods with a focus on developing organizational capability. In this role, you will coach leaders to develop and execute a continuous improvement strategy with a balanced focus on people and process that results in improved business outcomes. Through the coaching of leaders you will develop capability for sustainable improvement.


• Establish a Continuous Improvement culture through the deployment of the Triumph Operating Systems (TOS). • Create and Drive Lean Vision via leading and participating in projects, JDIs (Just Do Its) and kaizen and utilizing Lean Six Sigma tools to improve processes • Responsible for developing and executing a lean transformation plan that provides delivery of goals and metrics including Safety, Quality, Productivity, Output, Cycle reduction / Inventory Reduction. • Facilitate Policy Deployment (Hoshin Planning) at all levels of the organization. Includes coaching and mentoring Policy Deployment teams in the process and delivery of strategic initiatives. • Lead/facilitate projects and/or events which address plant value-at-stake opportunities, helping to drive improvements in all facets of the operations. • Accountable for developing appropriate KPI’s and operations metrics, lean strategy / execution • Support the selection, training and development of TOS leads deployed throughout the Business Units • Deploy and teach Triumph Operating System (TOS) tools throughout the site. TOS includes Lean, 6-Sigma, Supply Chain, New Product Introduction (NPI), Program Management, Problem Solving, etc. • Drive change within the organization to enable Triumph to continuously improve performance, which includes managing the transformation roadmap and creating a visual workplace. • Assist site leadership in the development of strategic continuous improvement plans for their businesses • Provide event follow-up to monitor the progress of planned improvement implementation to assure timely action, appropriate support, and achievement of expected tangible benefits. • Identify short-, mid-, and long-term wins that will transform the culture and produce results. • Use appropriate measurement, analysis and evaluation methods to accurately identify and document improvements. • Coach and develop a problem solving culture at all levels of the organization. • Be a leader within the TOS organization – engage the workforce. • Ability to communicate across the organization at all levels, from individual contributors to executive leadership level. • Lead and direct Root Cause Failure Analysis of significant People, Process, and Equipment related downtime events; implement permanent corrective actions to mitigate probability of reoccurrence.


* Bachelor’s degree

* Minimum 15 years experience in Aerospace & Defense
* Six Sigma Master Black Belt
* Shingijitsu Certified
* Prior experience leading strategy deployment (Hoshin Kanri) at executive level
* Demonstrated ability to teach, coach, present and facilitate large groups at all levels of the organization from shop floor to executive leadership
* Ability to travel 50-75% of year
* Preferred:

* Master's degree
* Demonstrated experience working across functions and sites in the aerospace structures manufacturing industry
* Demonstrated experience leading in Toyota Production System environment
* Demonstrated experience developing capability to create and improve standardized work across manufacturing processes
* Demonstrated experience in systems engineering
* Demonstrated experience in problem solving coaching individuals to solve problems
* Demonstrated experience creating lean competency framework and development strategy
* Demonstrated experience leading lean transformation from strategy development to execution
* Demonstrated experience successfully leading cross functional teams
* Demonstrated experience effectively communicating and leading change in a matrix organization
* Demonstrated experience managing enterprise-wide projects with positive business outcomes
* Demonstrated experience in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, and various analysis tools

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