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IDEX Director, Operational Excellence in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses ( around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

The Director, Operational Excellence will take responsibility for planning, organizing and leading the successful execution of Continuous Improvement objectives for Advanced Flow Solutions in support of the IDEX Operating Model.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead rapid improvement events (RIEs) at a cadence which develops and supports the Continuous Improvement Culture.

  • Train and educate the operations team, at all levels, in rapid improvement methodology.

  • Support the Goal Deployment Process leading to incremental and breakthrough improvements.

  • Develop Value Stream Map as a guide for improvements to the product delivery systems.

  • Develop RIE champions through training and mentorships.

  • Support functional operations leaders in driving standardization, 6s, and waste elimination.

  • Design and implement changes to processes that improve results and reduce cost and eliminate waste.

  • Leverage data to drive continuous improvement.

  • Teach lessons learned and key findings to departments along with recommendations for changes and updates for training.

  • Create a roadmap for tools and technologies needed to ensure improvement in processes.

  • Proactively address problem areas and improve efficiencies.

Education And Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations Management, or closely related field.

  • 8+ years of experience in a precision industrial manufacturing, configure/build to order environment.

  • Formal training and/or certification in Lean Principles is required. Six Sigma certification preferred.

  • Must be highly proficient Microsoft Office applications, including ability to develop summary graphs, tables, pivot tables, and reports.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Must possess tactful written communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to create a story and value proposition, develop presentations, and present in front of internal/external clients, as well as frontline to executive levels.

  • Familiar with the design of SOPs, work instructions, and job aides to improve workflow and compliance.

  • Solid understanding of overall stability processes.

  • Strong quantitative capabilities and adept at drawing conclusions from a variety of data sources.

  • Successful management of cross-functional teams to perform process analysis, improvement, and implementation across a multi-site scope.

  • Exceptional analytical, creative, technical project management and interpersonal skills, along with an intense customer focus.

  • Experience leading by influence, and success in being a driver of change in an organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, deal with ambiguity, and manage changing priorities.

  • Highly goal and result oriented.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks according to business objectives and can pursue several objectives simultaneously.

  • Can work independently with a high degree of self-motivation.

  • Collaborates cross-functionally to obtain support from different functional and business units.

  • Effective listening skills with the ability to hear attentively and process information correctly.

  • Ability to teach, coach, & develop others at all levels of the organization.

Team Size:

  • Maintenance (5)

  • Manufacturing engineering (3)

  • Continuous improvement

Work Environment:

  • Occasional exposure to manufacturing environment. Noise level may vary from moderate office environment to noisy/loud in the plant area.  Proper use of safety equipment such as steel-toed shoes, goggles, safety glasses, gloves, apron and face shield must be observed.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: Advanced Flow Solutions (Corken)