GKN Value Stream Manager - St. Louis, MO in St Louis, Missouri

Value Stream Manager - St. Louis, MO

Country: United States

Work Location: St Louis

State: Missouri

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.

Responsible for developing and managing product and information flow within the value stream in accordance with lean methodology to achieve value stream KPI’s. This role requires strong people leadership and resource management skills to deliver against performance objectives focused on continuous improvement and people development within the value stream. Provide day-to-day focus on leading the value stream team and held accountable for Safety, Quality, Cost, Schedule & Inventory.

What you’ll do

Principle Accountabilities

  • Accountable for all operational results (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery & Inventory) across the value stream defined from raw material reception through finished goods shipment

  • Accountable for reporting and delivering to all KPI’s which drive the operation to continuously improve, ensuring the Value Stream team/support members maintain all key KPI data & visual management boards

  • Define and deliver Continuous Improvement Plans for the value stream from future state maps. Prioritize and task manage value stream support team to perform against KPI’s and budget.

  • Accountable for contact between the value stream and all external stakeholders in the production process in terms of delivery performance, quality issues, and flow between the facilities.

  • Through the Team Leaders/Value Stream members, ensure that all employees are fully conversant and compliant with the Company’s Health and Safety policies. Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed.

Environment, Health, and Safety Accountabilities

  • Key Performance Indicator: RADAR, Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) and Incidents

  • Accountable for implementation and sustainment of the company’s Health and Safety procedures for all personnel in the Value Stream.

  • Accountable for all relevant Value Stream Health, Safety, and Environment (OHSAS) violations and closure of the subsequent Corrective Action Plans (CAP’s) by using the appropriate Practical Problem Solving (PPS) tools and techniques.

  • Ensure risk assessments are updated and maintained as required including process change, engineering change, new plant, etc.

Quality Accountabilities

  • Key Performance Indicator: Tags, Scrap, DPU & Escapes

  • Fully accountable for all aspects of quality from raw material reception through to finished product shipment

  • Create and champion improvement plans of all manufacturing processes to enable right first time performance.

  • Ensure effective problem resolution using relevant data as required.

  • Ensure customer protection is in place and that countermeasures are completed in a timely manner.

  • Accountable for demonstrating awareness and application of relevant company procedures including conformity to AS9100 C and any other relevant certification processes.

  • Accountable for RCCA closure within the agreed timescales.

Delivery Accountabilities

  • Key Performance Indicators: On time Starts/Completions & Delivery to IOP

  • Accountable for achieving on time delivery to all external and internal customers

  • Accountable for overall capacity planning of people, machine and support functions within the value stream to ensure continuous flow through the value stream.

  • Accountable for defining and implementing flow systems, in line with the Future State Value Stream Map, to meet customers’ requirements. Work with suppliers, procurement, and shared resources as required.

  • Accountable for a business continuity plan for the value stream

Cost Accountabilities

  • Key Performance Indicators: Cost Per Unit, Labor and related Operational cost

  • Accountable for the Value Stream budget, possessing sufficient knowledge of local operations to understand changes in performance and implement immediate countermeasures.

  • Champion Operational Supplies, POU and related cost for value stream, escalate out of control conditions, and implement recovery plan as needed.

  • Coordinate and be active participant in Change Board process for their Value Stream(s) and assist PMO change activity

  • Provide input to Finance and Head of Business for budget creation

  • Meet required Cost Objectives and provide EAC performance into the PMO on a monthly or as needed basis

  • Manage labor cost (budgeted hours planned vs. actual & unplanned,) efficiency of workforce within the values stream production line

Inventory Accountabilities

  • Key Performance Indicators: Total Value (WIP, FG, Raw Material), Stock Turns

  • Accountable for the Value Stream inventory levels associated with the build plan provided by the PMO

  • Coordinate implement counter measures on inventory levels above plan

  • Work WIP on tag for both internal and external PN’s to support disposition business process

  • Meet required monthly step down plan of inventory to support lean manufacturing principles

Leadership Accountabilities

  • Accountable for all communication with value stream team members, value stream support staff, and relevant operations personnel.

  • Support value stream team in acting as a Key Communicator. Communicate consistently and effectively to all employee representatives, external suppliers, management team and customers as appropriate. Provide appropriate feedback on a regular and as-needed basis.

  • Actively resolve issues using standard model of leadership behavior: setting expectations, coaching, recognition, constructive feedback, and escalation where appropriate.

  • Leading and sponsoring improvement activities using lean methodology, tools, and techniques. Ensure that all team members have equal opportunity to contribute to improvement and identify training needs within the team

  • Ensure and enhance a people focused environment

  • Manage employee relations on a day-to-day basis, working within GKN procedures and ensure effective interfaces with employees’ representatives.

  • Support and monitor the development of all employees in value streams and support functions via Personal Development Plans (PDPs), reviews and feedback

  • Ensure value stream team leaders review current skills against predictive requirements and support the development and maintenance of skills matrix accordingly

  • Coach and manage the value stream team members and direct reports through their Personal Development Review (PDR) and Personal Development Plans (PDP) to improve Value Stream performance.

  • Promote and deliver Employee Involvement (EI) through behavioral leadership

  • Promote and develop EI activities and ensure effective shift start up meetings around PVDs (Primary Visual Displays) and allocate time for EI Group Leader to lead weekly/monthly EI activities.

  • Support PMRs and Operations Reviews as required and provide input status to the KPI’s presented

Performance Accountabilities

  • Accountable for the operational and organizational management of the team ensuring that all value stream KPI objectives are achieved.

  • Address performance issues in a timely and appropriate fashion. Where necessary, initiate corrective action

  • Report weekly to PMO/Ops Core Leader performance against KPI’s and business improvement plans

  • Develop systems in value stream to create and monitor flow, evoking standard reaction procedures when flow is disrupted

  • Accountable for sufficient supervisory / essential skill set cover for all periods of operation including safety, Leader coverage , as well as operators’ skill sets.

  • Provide accountability through Team Leader for all overtime requests.

  • Identify gaps in skills through Professional Development Reviews (PDRs) to be closed by Functional Heads.

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Engineering, Business Administration. Associate degree and/or a combination of seven to ten years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

  • A minimum of five years of experience in leadership roles with manufacturing operations and/or program management is required.

  • Lean and CI Program Graduate or In Process

  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, problem analysis, potential problem analysis, decision analysis and planning.

  • Skilled in coaching, team-building, business measurement, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques.

  • Multi-task oriented.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Candidates must be U.S. Persons with the ability to pass a government background investigation for a DoD Security Clearance at the secret level. Candidates will also be subject to an employment background investigation to include but not limited to: criminal history, employment and education verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness. The clearance must be maintained during the time of employment.

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.