Operational Excellence Analyst in St. Louis, MO at GPAC

Date Posted: 4/21/2021

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Job Description

The Operational Excellence Analyst will be responsible for developing and implementing the corporate operational excellence strategy at a deployed unit with a focus on employee engagement and cultural transformation. In this role, the successful candidate will support all activities assigned to the program office at a deployed unit. Successful candidates for the Operational Excellence Analyst role will have previous industrial experience in operations, quality assurance, or continuous improvement. Someone with good facilitation skills along with the knowledge of tools and techniques of methods to engage and lead groups of people would be a good fit for this role.

  • Lead ideations sessions with cross-functional teams and track initiative progress and financial impact for unit

  • Analyze data and monitor performance KPIs with units daily

  • Identify and develop operational change activists while establishing strong communication and engagement across the unit

  • Support of all other members of program office and execute activities provided by the program office manager

  • Identify, quantify and execute activities across the unit

  • Lead training, coaching, and mentoring sessions with shop personal

  • Support all activities (preparation phase, active phase, and support phase)

  • Improve employee engagement and collaborate with operators to improve performance

  • Working with site administrative support functions such as Human Resources, Finance, and Accounting, IT, to create a collaborative approach to success


  • Industrial or Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Technologist, other engineering disciplines will be considered, Bachelor's degree in engineering, preferred

  • 5 years industry experience, candidates with less than 5 years of experience may be considered for a Specialist role

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task while maintaining accuracy and meeting deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Lean tools training and experience

  • Ability to understand workflow/through‐put in a facility

  • Experience with change management, experience in a manufacturing or related industry preferred

  • Strong collaborator and ability to influence at production unit

  • Solid team-building skills and demonstrated ability to motivate and coach a high performing team

  • Ensures accountability and sets clear expectations in line with commitments

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Training and/or Certification with Six Sigma, SPC, 5‐S, TMC, Project Management Facilitation or other quality/process improvement processes, a plus

  • Experience and expertise in Value Stream Mapping with the ability to lead the process

  • Experience and expertise in leading A3 processes; knowledge or formats and procedures

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Lean Manufacturing Software

  • Ability to use analytical tools and strong understanding of statistics

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

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Operational Excellence Analyst