WestRock Practitioner, Performance Excellence System – Atlanta, GA in Atlanta, Georgia

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Practitioner, Performance Excellence System – Atlanta, GA

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE

Atlanta, Georgia, 30328

United States

The opportunity:

The Performance Excellence System Practitioner role is designed to coach and guide the implementation of the Performance Excellence System (PES) which is a Lean Six Sigma deployment into the WestRock organization.This role is the direct conduit between the tactical/operational and strategic initiatives in the organization. This position requires a leader who facilitates and drives change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal and influencing skills.

Key to success in this position is the ability to work within and across the organization at all levels creating value and buy-in as the key change facilitator for the Performance Excellence System deployment.

WestRock corporate office is located in Atlanta, GA. This position could be based in Atlanta or remotely, but the employee must live close to a major metropolitan airport.

This role will require 80% travel and may require relocation.

How you will impact WestRock:

The PES Practitioner role is responsible for the deployment and ongoing sustainment of the PES Pillar system across the division.In addition, the Practitioner is responsible for the training/coaching of Performance Excellence Leaders at the local plant level.The Practitioner will also support and execute kaizens and LSS projects to meet division/region/plant savings goals.

This position will be focused on driving improvements in revenue and driving cost out of the business through more effective processes, elimination of non-value added or duplicate efforts, waste and other related defects in the process.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

Align with strategic objectives for the Division/Region/Plant and Execute PES to accomplish them

Perform education to pillar teams and steering committee

Train teams to utilize lean six sigma tools and methodology

Serve as multi-site implementation leader

Serve as multi-site sustainment leader

Provide and share foundational best-practices

Ensure alignment to the system across plants

Identify opportunities to improve processes to support Division/Region/Plant goals

Support and execute kaizens and LSS projects to deliver hard cost savings

Travel required 80%

What you need to succeed:

This position will act as a change agent to instill Lean Six Sigma culture and principles and ensure they are utilized consistently throughout the organization.

Critical Competencies

Exceptional knowledge and skill in Continuous Improvement

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification required

Coaching and communications skills

Strong leadership abilities

Strategic Planning and Execution

Professional maturity – work with all levels

Financial Acumen

Education

4 year degree required, Technical Degree preferred (Engineering, Finance, Etc)

Performance Excellence System Pillar training provided

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Required

Experience

Minimum 10 years of manufacturing / operations experience

Minimum 5 years of manufacturing Continuous Improvement experience

Preferred similar experience in Lean Operating Systems

Prefer leadership of deployment of Lean Operating Systems

Packaging experience preferred

Lean deployment experience in continuous manufacturing within corrugated industry a plus

What we offer:

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

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WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

Key to success in this position is the ability to work within and across the organization at all levels creating value and buy-in as the key change facilitator for the Performance Excellence System deployment.WestRock corporate office is located in Atlanta, GA. This position could be based in Atlanta orremotely, but the employee must live close to a major metropolitan airport.This role will require 80% travel and may require relocation.How you will impact WestRock:The PES Practitioner role is responsible for the deployment and ongoing sustainment of the PES Pillar system across the division.In addition, the Practitioner is responsible for the training/coaching of Performance Excellence Leaders at the local plant level.The Practitioner will also support and execute kaizens and LSS projects to meet division/region/plant savings goals.This position will be focused on driving improvements in revenue and driving cost out of the business through more effective processes, elimination of non-value added or duplicate efforts, waste and other related defects in the process.Specific Responsibilities Include:Align with strategic objectives for the Division/Region/Plant and Execute PES to accomplish themPerform education to pillar teams and steering committeeTrain teams to utilize lean six sigma tools and methodologyServe as multi-site implementation leaderServe as multi-site sustainment leaderProvide and share foundational best-practicesEnsure alignment to the system across plantsIdentify opportunities to improve processes to support Division/Region/Plant goalsSupport and execute kaizens and LSS projects to deliver hard cost savingsTravel required 80%What you need to succeed:This position will act as a change agent to instill Lean Six Sigma culture and principles and ensure they are utilized consistently throughout the organization.Critical CompetenciesExceptional knowledge and skill in Continuous ImprovementLean Six Sigma Black Belt certification requiredCoaching and communications skillsStrong leadership abilitiesStrategic Planning and ExecutionProfessional maturity – work with all levelsFinancial AcumenEducation4 year degree required, Technical Degree preferred (Engineering, Finance, Etc)Performance Excellence System Pillar training providedLean Six Sigma Black Belt RequiredExperienceMinimum 10 years of manufacturing / operations experienceMinimum 5 years of manufacturing Continuous Improvement experiencePreferred similar experience in Lean Operating SystemsPrefer leadership of deployment of Lean Operating SystemsPackaging experience preferredLean deployment experience in continuous manufacturing within corrugated industry a plusWhat we offer:Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellenceComprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunitiesAn attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potentialA career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.#GA*CBWRKWestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

Performance Excellence/Lean Six Sigma

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Practitioner, Performance Excellence System – Atlanta, GA

Georgia-Atlanta

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