Senior Operational Excellence Manager

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POST DATE 12/22/2019
END DATE 1/29/2020

Cox Automotive Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


General DescriptionThe Sr. Manager Operational Excellence - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is responsible for implementing continuous improvement efforts, shaping continuous improvement strategy while also helping senior leadership and field management solve complex business, operational, and production problems. As a Black Belt, he/she will be critical in helping to recognize, analyze, prioritize, and drive opportunities for improvement across all aspects of the business. He/she will own and utilize Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement methodologies, tools, techniques, and principles, assuring their freshness, applicability, and consistency with industry standards and ensuring proper implementation across multiple projects.
What You Get to DoLeads cross-functional teams to make improvements to processes to deliver consistent, annual, and sustainable improvements in performance.
Accelerates cultural change to reduce variation and waste in Company Business and Operational activities.
Drives standardization and structure into performance indicators from the shop floor through Senior Management to identify, prioritize and validate the improvement actions and results.
Partner with key stakeholders to prioritize and deliver projects on time.
Identify and engage subject matter experts (SMEs), both internally and externally, to facilitate implementation of project initiatives
Create efficient business processes and workflows to streamline, standardize, and accelerate initiatives in conjunction with business priorities.
Analyze and benchmark current state processes against proposed alternatives to identify opportunities to close competitive gaps and/or gain competitive advantages.
Analyze, document, and accurately track the progress of identified value opportunities.
Serve as a change agent by promoting the use of Lean tools and Change Management methodology across the Company.
Create an environment where all team members have increased opportunities to contribute to the success of the business and the security of their future through Continuous Improvement efforts.
Assists in the development of lean leaders in advanced tools and methodologies for sustainable results including mentoring of White, Yellow and Green Belts to successful certification.
Other duties as assigned.

Critical CompetenciesLeadership
Talent and Resourcing acumen
Change Management
Cultural Enabler
Decision making
Insights Advocate
Emotional intelligence
Impact and Influencing
Relationship building
Strategic and Analytical Thinker

Qualifications:Minimum QualificationsBachelor s degree or equivalent experience.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification completed within 12 months of accepting position.
3+ years progressive experience in operations disciplines with a strategic focus or equivalent experience.
Demonstrated team leadership skills and a desire to participate in a highly competitive business endeavor requiring a high degree of quality.
Proven track record of leading change and implementing continuous improvement projects
Attention to detail, adaptability, self-starter, and high degree of personal accountability is essential.
Ability to communicate effectively within all levels of the Company, including Senior Leadership, both written and verbal.
Excellent computer skills, including ability to use MS Office Suite.
Ability to multi-task extensively; experience in project management
Flexibility to travel upwards of 50%

Preferred QualificationsBachelor s degree in science, math, engineering, other technical degree or a related field.
2+ years of experience in continuous improvement application including root cause based problem solving, kaizen events, lean six sigma projects.
Graduate degree in business, MBA, MS
LSS Green Belt certification.
Supervisory experience in auction operations including.
2-5 years of experience in People leadership
Demonstrated ability to work in a geographically dispersed and matrix organization.
Working knowledge of statistical analysis software (e.g. Minitab), SAP or Database analysis software.

Key ExperiencesLeading and managing change through effective use of lean principles, organizational design and development, and business transformation.
Success in leading, coaching and developing people and processes in high performing teams
Effective influencing and coaching of leaders and project teams
Leading People and Project experiences
Successful experience in contributing to the creation, implementation and execution of Lean Principles.

About Cox AutomotiveCox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company's 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.comCox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.


Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).

The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit

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