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Lancaster, PA, US

Operations Manager, Engineer, Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain Manager, Operations, Engineering, Management


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Job Description :

Job: Process Improvement
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: Yes 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 50%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) has a job opportunity for an Operations Excellence Manager to be located in Lancaster, PA or Columbus, OH. The Operations Excellence Senior Manager is responsible for driving our Lean cultural transformation in the mineral fiber and metal ceilings plants and businesses, ensuring a high level of commitment and excitement with business leaders, Lean plant experts, plant leadership and floor employees, including knowledge transfer into local operations.                                          


Key Responsibilities of the Operations Excellence Manager:

  • Developing and execute phased strategies and tactical deployment programs for both manufacturing and business functions
  • Developing operational excellence targets including re-alignment of capital and human resources
  • Co-leading the Lean Steering Committee with the Plant Managers to select and track Kaizen activities, drive culture change, implement and improve management systems, and introduce new tools to solve complex business problems    
  • Preparing the plants and business functions for improvement activities and events, ensure proper resourcing and ties to business objectives, conduct post event follow-up, and auditing of results
  • Building and maintaining the foundation for continuous improvement by ensuring the effective use of transformation activities aligned with our Armstrong Business System. Support the cultural shift necessary to transform the organization to a Continuous Improvement, business process and data driven decision making mindset
  • Assuming the role of coach, consultant, participant, and/or lead on continuous improvement events
  • Managing a small team of experts, while leveraging the talents and experiences of others across the company


Required Qualifications for the Operations Excellence Manager:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Operations Management or equivalent experience
  • Lean or Six Sigma Certification
  • 7+ years Lean, Six Sigma or Process Improvement experience
  • 7+ years management experience
  • 15+ years Operations Leader (Business Unit or Production Manager) experience
  • Experience in managing plant operations in a global setting and driving change across cultures
  • Proven success designing road maps and meeting KPI goals, including reducing supply chain costs, improving through-put, shortening cycle time, and improving inventory turns


Desired Qualifications for the Operations Excellence Manager:

  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • Ceiling Manufacturing experience
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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