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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016

Rexnord Ontario, CA

Ontario, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Brief Description

Reporting to the Director of RBS Zurn, the Rexnord Business Systems (RBS) Manager leads and manages continuous improvement projects in order to accomplish measurable business process improvements, employs Lean Manufacturing methodology and analytics into organizational operations in order to accomplish business objectives, and, works with other functional leaders in the planning, designing, and accomplishing of key projects. This person will provide tactical/strategic implementation of all elements of the Rexnord Business System encompassing practical application of lean operations, operational excellence and six sigma tools and processes across all aspects of the business. In this position, successful candidates will make immediate contributions through enhancing key business processes the add value to Our Customers, Our Shareholders, and Our Associates. Focus will be on improving operational excellence aspects of commercial operations, manufacturing operations and supply chain in regards to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity/Efficiency, and overall Profitability. This position will be responsible for driving the Rexnord Business System and the RBS Blueprint, to adopt the Rexnord standards, and apply & uphold the expectations set by these standards.

Key Accountabilities

Improve key business metrics of OTD, productivity, and EBITDA by implementing and supporting lean and continuous improvement activities.
Drive the operation to reduce scrap, improve inventory turns, ensure 95% on-time delivery to customer want date, improve and sustain product availability and reduce manufacturing lead times.
Promote and facilitate shop floor work flow analysis and creating/implementation of standard work to achieve improvement priorities.
Coordinate and track the monthly strategy deployment activities and initiatives in support of meeting Business Metrics, Annual Improvement Priorities (AIPs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Ability to influence and lead change throughout the organization.
Drive best practices in all areas of responsibility.
Lead efforts to reduce set-up time and increase throughput to achieve and sustain 95% OTD through the use of deployment and strategic business growth.
Educate, engage, and empower future leaders by creating and facilitating lean daily management training and development programs.
Implement Lean processes in accordance with the organizations Lean Implementation Plan (Standard Work, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, Kaizen and Pull Principles).
Promote and facilitate shop floor work flow analysis and create/implement standard work to achieve improvement priorities.
Oversee organizational participation in lean initiatives to achieve RBS metrics.
Drive associate participation (including process experts) in Lean initiatives. Institutionalize problem solving tools to address and resolve problems.
GENBA teaching and leadership skills.

Job Requirements

Bachelors Degree

5 years experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment with assignments in lean manufacturing/continuous improvement tools and processes.

Demonstrated ability to teach/train in Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen tools.

Capabilities and Success Factors

Industrial/Manufacturing degree preferred.

Six Sigma blackbelt preferred.

Advanced degree preferred.

Good writing/administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, Minitab, etc), analytical skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management.

Team oriented with the ability to influence others.

Passion for Continuous Improvement!


Competitive Salary

Matching 401(k) contribution

Discretionary Personal Retirement 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

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Minority/Veteran/Disabled