Performance Excellence Practitioner - Atlanta, GA

    WestRock Company
    Norcross, GA 30003
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    Performance Excellence Practitioner - Atlanta, GA

    HO-Jefferson Plaza

    3169 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Jefferson Plaza
    Norcross, Georgia, 30071
    United States


    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. The role supports 18 recycle plants, a sawmill, and supporting procurement, commercial and administrative teams.

    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.

    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%


    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 duties include:
    Coach and assist plants in their Zero Loss Thinking and Analysis
    Ensure plants are prepared for the launch of the PES implementations
    Provide education on the pillars as necessary
    Provide on-site coaching to the individuals/teams as necessary
    Perform audits and assessments for the evaluation of PES results and consistency across the division
    Identify training needs/gaps prior to and during the implementation.
    Raising issues that need addressed
    Coach/mentor leadership, CI pillar teams and belts to achieve savings goals
    Proactively identify opportunities to utilize the PES system and drive actions to achieve results supporting division/region/plant goals


    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

    4 year degree required, Technical Degree preferred (Engineering, Finance, Etc)
    Performance Excellence System Pillar training provided
    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Required

    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

    System Access Requirements
    Divisional Data system (Plant Floor, KIWI, AS 400, etc.)
    Lean Six Sigma Project Library

    Other Requirements
    Must be able to perform physical activities that require use of arms and legs, moving body, such as lifting up to 50 pounds repeatedly, balancing, walking, stooping and handling of materials as necessary.

    Atlanta strongly preferred but open to other locations depending on proximity to other locations and airport access. Relocation available for the right candidate.

    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.

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

    Posting ID: 559535417Posted: 2020-07-02