• Operations Excellence / Continuous Improvement Manager

    Location CA-ON-North York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/10/2019 9:57 PM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Positions Remaining
    Position Type
    Full time
    Experience (Years)
    Manufacturing/Production/Operations - All
    Security Clearance Required?
  • Overview

    The incumbent will partner with the all stake-holders and subject matter experts to drive Operational Excellence and create a sustainable Continuous Improvement culture across the organization. The purpose of this role is to champion operational excellence by leading the transformation events, training events, and culture change of the Operations using lean and six sigma techniques. In this role, you will lead process improvements that meet business needs, manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise, be involved in long-term strategic and operational planning, and contribute to the overall performance of the business.


    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Support the implementation of a Continuous Improvement culture through the deployment of the organization.
    • 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 executing a lean transformation plan that provides delivery of goals and metrics including Safety, Quality, Productivity, Output, Cycle reduction / Inventory Reduction.
    • Lead/facilitate projects and/or events which address local plant value-at-stake opportunities, helping to drive improvements in all facets of the operations.
    • Support the selection, training and development of Change Agents within the local site.
    • Drive change within the Business to continuously improve performance, which includes managing the continuous improvement roadmap, and leveraging Information Centers for continuous improvement, and creating a visual workplace.
    • Assist the leadership team in the development of strategic continuous improvement plans for their departments.
    • 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 Operations Excellence 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 re-occurrence.


    • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred concentration in engineering, manufacturing/operations, or an equivalent level of degree.
    • 5+ years of leadership operations experience in progressively responsible roles and owned results.
    • 5+ years of experience facilitating, coaching and implementing Lean/six sigma events and driving lean transformation with proven results.
    • Lean and Six Sigma Certifications or equivalent – highly desirable
    • Proven ability to successfully manage cross functional teams, and implement improvement within an established time frame, then sustain improvements.
    • High energy, data driven, and results oriented.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication skills and organization skills must be comfortable teaching and presenting to large groups at all levels of the organization from shop floor to CEO.
    • Strong project management skills
    • Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, and various analysis tools.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Aerospace Manufacturing Experience.
    • Excellent understanding of hard metal machining processes.
    • Previous experience in Quality Inspection and Machine Operating, would be an asset.
    • Operations or Technical management experience in Lean, Operations Focused environment


    We Offer:

    • Competitive compensation, comprehensive group benefit plan including medical, dental & life insurance coverage
    • Company contributions to retirement savings plan (RSP)
    • Training, development & career planning
    • Air Conditioned Facility
    • Located near Hwy 400 and Finch Avenue in North York

    Candidates can apply directly online or by sending a resume in .pdf or .docx format to TGST-HR@triumphgroup.com    Please include Operations Excellence / CI Manager in the subject line.


    The organization will make reasonable accommodations of an otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment, unless undue hardship to the organization would result. Any applicant or employee who requires accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of a job should provide details to Human Resources.


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