We exist to help people achieve more than they ever thought possible. From our clients’ frontline workers, managers, and executives, to our own team, we work together to drive change, achieve breakthrough results, and unleash bold growth. Of course we use tools like Lean and Six Sigma or whatever it takes to get the whole team moving in the same direction, but they are just tools. Our real magic is creating a fearless front line of employees and supervisors that ultimately end up running all aspects of the day-to-day operations. At the same time, we work hand-in-hand with the management/leadership team because it’s been our experience that successful and sustainable change is only possible when all levels of the organization are pulling in the same direction. In other words, we touch every aspect of our client’s business in a holistic fashion and you have to be quite a versatile player to make such a broad impact.
Position Summary What you will do
Are you a top notch operations leader and tired of doing the same old work every day? Do you love attacking the hardest problems and get bored once the challenge is gone? Have you occasionally gotten in trouble for being such an outspoken advocate for change? That’s pretty much the profile of every Project Manager here at Definity Partners®.
All our project managers have had either broad P&L experience having successfully led large manufacturing and/or supply chain operations prior to joining us, or they have moved from meaningful operations roles into implementing Lean and Continuous Improvement across large divisions. We don’t hire candidates who have been career consultants because we don’t just give our clients advice, we actually implement change and work with our client’s people to help them transform!
Admittedly, making transformational change is a tough job – whether you’re on the shop floor, in the engineering or sales department, or banging on the table at a management meeting. But, we will teach you our Run Improve Grow™ process to develop your skills and help you make meaningful change happen. And, you’ll find this last comment hard to believe…..your clients will end up loving you for it! When you complete an assignment and you’ve helped a client face and tackle their most difficult challenges, you will have built personal bonds that will last the rest of your career.
This isn’t just some operations job – it is a broad, fast paced, relevant and transformational role.
Desired Skills and Experience Here’s what it takes
Prior responsibility for leading a significant P&L or Cost Center (demonstrated Leadership success)
Demonstrated record of overcoming resistance to needed change
Successful record of mentoring and teaching others
Will be able to show that they are a lifelong learner and teacher
Has the ability to connect with all levels of employees from CEO to front line workers
Meaningful Project Management Experience
Minimum 7-10 years of management experience in Manufacturing, Distribution or a Service Company
Minimum 5 years of operating experience at a senior level
A track record of leading improvements beyond the shop floor
Flexibility to travel 20-50%
Experience using Lean manufacturing tools and some Six Sigma mentoring skills (leading lean implementations across plant operations is a plus)