Uncommon Life | St. Joseph, MO

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Operations Excellence Leader - St. Joe Distribution Center



St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

What you will do

Evaluates current business performance and identifies gaps in critical areas which limit efficient operations. Establishes and implements improvement plans and monitors progress to ensure updates achieve desired results and are implemented in a timely manner.

Functional objectives:

  • Assesses current business performance, identifies gaps, establishes and implements improvement plans, monitors progress, and facilitates/shares/acquires best-in-class ideas and processes in line with general CI procedures.

  • Assure the definition and implementation of Best Business Metrics and Practices in all areas in accordance with Global Best Business Practices activities.

  • Encourage a culture of Continuous Improvement within the business area.

Main Tasks:

  • Identifies gaps in Best Business Practice Metrics, develops and executes improvement plans and strategies. Assesses the current state of plant operations.

  • Develops a plant vision and drives the development of roadmaps to ensure vision execution.

  • Measures and tracks performance of continuous improvement projects. Ensures alignment of metrics with Clarios standards

  • Promotes the utilization of DMAIC methodologies as well as any other problem-solving methodologies where applicable.

  • Accountable for assisting teams to capture financial savings resulting from performance-based improvements.

Education and professional knowledge:

  • Min. bachelor’s degree in business, Engineering, related field of study or equivalent work

  • Culture of “Continuous Improvement Thinking” across the organization

What we do here

Our St. Joseph, Missouri distribution center charges, packages, and ships the batteries used in cars, boats, motorcycles, and heavy-duty trucks. We opened in 2000, now employ more than 280 people and operate six days per week. We are actively involved in our local community and give back through The United Way, Camp Quality, Second Harvest Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.


What you get:

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire
  • Tuition reimbursement, perks, and discounts
  • Parental and caregiver leave programs
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits
  • Global market strength and worldwide market share leadership
  • HQ location earns LEED certification for sustainability plus a full-service cafeteria and workout facility

Who we are:
Clarios is the creator behind the world’s most recognizable car battery brands. We are the car battery found in most new vehicles including leading brands such as Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Our 16,000 employees develop, manufacture, and distribute batteries for virtually every type of vehicle. We recover, recycle, and reuse up to 99% of our battery materials, leading sustainability practices in our industry. Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Battery Group, is currently a Brookfield portfolio company. Learn more about us at www.clarios.com.

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please apply. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is key to challenging the status quo. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process by emailing Special.Accommodations@Clarios.com. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity in our teams in terms of work experience, area of expertise, gender, ethnicity, and all other characteristics protected by laws in the countries where we operate. For more information on our commitment to sustainability, diversity, and equal opportunity, please read our latest report. We want you to know your rights because EEO is the law.

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