Director of Operational Excellence

Job Title:
Director of Operational Excellence
Number of Positions Available:
1
Job Description:
(Tasks/Responsibilities)
At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft. Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make a difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. Our dedication, drive, and determination empower creativity and give us the strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit. www.matw.com Job Summary: We are currently seeking a Director of Operational Excellence to provide overall direction and coordination for strategic and project-based initiatives that support the achievement of business growth and profit, customer satisfaction, and superior quality. This role will be responsible for all aspects of operations improvement strategy, with an emphasis on establishing a vision that leads to operational excellence through application and utilization of world-class principles and frameworks.
Skill Requirements:
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT? -Creating and bringing to life a global vision, framework, and tools that drive continuous improvement in all aspects of operations. -Delivering measurable impact through active, hands-on leadership of major change projects and initiatives. -Defining organizational future state through transformational efforts focused on maturity and capability build -Developing and mentoring a team of global change agents DO YOU ENJOY COLLABORATING WITH? -Cross-functional global teams -Facility, business unit, and segment leadership DO YOU EXCEL AT? -Ensure business segment and site-level needs are met by aligning people, processes and technology? -Champion the implementation of best-in-class continuous improvement infrastructures? WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE: -You will provide both leadership and support as needed on an individual contributor basis to ensure the success of chartered projects and initiatives; -You will chair and lead the Global Matthews Management System (MMS) Steering Committee; responsible for guiding the implementation and continuous development of the operational and process excellence strategy and objectives. -Lead the continuous evolution of frameworks, tools, and training materials. -Through direct and dotted-line reporting relationships, you will provide leadership and strategic vision for operational excellence and drive a culture that places safety first and is quality sensitive, process driven and aligned with continuous improvement. -You will serve as the global SME (subject matter expert) on operational excellence and technical project execution -You will have the opportunity to lead key corporate projects and/or initiatives in this highly visible role.
Education Requirements:
-Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or closely related field. -10 years progressive process excellence and engineering project management experience with a global company; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Multiple site and project experience/responsibility highly desired. -6 years in a leadership role (direct or indirect reports). -Deep expertise and applications/implementation experience in lean manufacturing, process & operational excellence, and engineering project management required. Certification is preferred. -Extensive travel will be required for this position. -High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook and Internet applications. -Possess a strategic mindset and is a visionary. -Ability and desire to be hands-on; perform as an individual contributor as needed -Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management. -Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion) and planning skills. -Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation and reasoning). -Ability to develop collaborative relationships through trust with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal and external clients. -Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment. -Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
Company Description:
At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft. Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make a difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. Our dedication, drive, and determination empower creativity and give us the strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit. www.matw.com
Contact:
Bill Senneway Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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