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Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Danbury, CT
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Defense, Aerospace


Job ID: 106393 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Summary

APEX (Always Performing for Excellence) is the Leonardo DRS Operational Excellence program designed to drive our culture, our way of life to a new level as the team strives for excellence in pursuit of top performance . The Continuous Improvement Manager leads the Operational Excellence program for the work location and is viewed as a subject matter expert and integrated business partner.

Job Responsibilities
  • Guide, maintain and monitor the operational excellence program and activities, ensuring integration and coordination with the Operational Excellence leadership (OpEx areas include Strategy Alignment, Innovation, Optimized Processes and Tools, Common Measurements, and Bench Strength)
  • Manage improvement opportunity pipeline in collaboration with site executives, functional leaders, and improvement teams.
  • Coach and mentor process improvement teams, define and monitor performance metrics, and foster a culture of collaboration.
  • Manage execution in support of 5S, Visual Controls, Risk Management, Change Management, and Strategy Department
  • Provide subject matter expertise in structured problem solving & root cause analysis, leading complex investigations and teaching/coaching others in problem solving methodology.
  • Utilizing dashboards and KPI's, track performance of Operational Excellence Cost Savings and Project goals.
  • Develop and maintain integrated project plans
  • Effectively communicate with team members, senior leaders and key stakeholders on the status, objectives, risks, and mitigation plans associated with projects, as well as ensure team members are aware of integrated project timelines.
  • Manage the Quality and Lean Six Sigma strategy to facilitate continuous production of products consistent with established industry standards, government regulations and customer requirements
  • Ensure OE standards (e.g., DMAIC, Lean, Root Cause Analysis) are being used for problem solving (tools and methods) and daily continuous improvement.  Champion use of KPI / metric management for data-based decision making.
  • Identify and support individuals with interest in OE leading to development /certification of future Blue/Green/Black Belts
  • Improve overall business operations focusing on material flow, line balancing, lineside material presentation, and on deployment, and other lean manufacturing principles and practices.
Job Responsibilities Part II
  • Provide training in support of operational excellence objectives and the execution of chartered projects
  • Support Corrective Action Request responses and share best practices
  • Manage budget, cost, schedule and rate of return for operational excellence activities
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with customers, people and partners
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission , values and culture of the organization
  • Provide advice and assistance to other departments as required
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 5 years experience focused in Lean Practice and Problem Solving 
  • Certification is desirable, e.g. ASQ Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and/or Professional Engineering License or Registration
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams independently
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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