Value Stream Manager
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/19/2019

Job Description

The Value Stream Manager is responsible for the operation of the PUS (West Chester) Machine Shop.  Key deliverables for this position are managing the cross functional value stream team to achieve the key performance indicators established for Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.  Demonstrating strong leadership skills and effective use of the ABS tools to continually improve the team’s performance is a critical part of this role.  This role is part of the Portescap team in West Chester, PA.  Portescap is part of Altra.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned. 

 

  • Lead the cross functional team to identify and focus on the critical few actions that will achieve the Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost metrics identified for the value stream
  • Set above metrics that will drive the business forward and meet the growing demands of our customers
  • Instill sense of urgency with team around meeting safety, customer quality and delivery, and cost expectations.
  • Evaluate Value Stream capacity requirements to meet the business requirements. Provide and execute strategic (capital acquisitions, organization realignment, etc) and tactical (leveraging OT, DRA, etc) recommendations to meet those requirements
  • Lead Root Cause Counter Measures (RCCM) actions with your team for issues that prohibit meeting key performance indicators
  • Own and utilize visual management via the SQDIP and prioritization boards
  • Maintain a staff of motivated salaried individuals and associates through regular performance feedback and supporting individual development
  • Hire and assess performance of new hires at the staff level
  • Identify VSM gaps and execute a strategy to reduce them
  • Embrace the culture of continuous improvement. Lead the group through concrete examples of improvement via leading Kaizen events in your and other value streams
  • Support cross-functional initiatives as required

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Operational management experience
  • Machining environment experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership skills including ability to drive and focus a team on the critical few
  • Team player
  • Results focus, manages details well
  • Ability to troubleshoot and implement root cause countermeasures
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, engineering degree preferred. Willing to consider non-technical degree with relevant operational experience.

  • 2+ years of management experience required.

  • Experience in Quality Management System preferred.

  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma experience is desired.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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