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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Company: Panasonic Energy North America
Location: Sparks
Posted on: January 16, 2022

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Reporting to the Director-Lean Six Sigma MBB, the Black Belt will lead projects with average savings per projects of $250,000 and concurrently lead 2-4 projects of this magnitude. Most of these projects will be very complex and will typically involve efforts across many functional areas within a Business Unit and sometimes across multiple Business Units. Projects should typically range from three to six months, full time.
  • Facilitate cross-functional teams to drive breakthrough performance in people, quality, material flow, and cost
    Apply Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies/DMAIC process to improve or solve manufacturing problems by reducing cost/waste or improving quality and/or capability
  • Work effectively with operations and support functions to translate process improvement findings into sustained improvements and standard work
  • Define process quality issues, measure current process performance, analyze root cause defects, and develop targeted process improvement opportunities with process owners/business leaders
  • Works directly with Senior leaders and Master Black Belt to identify projects & set priority
  • Contributes to development of PENA Lean Six Sigma strategy
  • Executes established method for benefit quantification.
  • Conducts data analysis on program results to establish and mitigate risks
  • Working closely with Operations and Functional Teams to identify process bottlenecks, conduct root cause analysis and implement process improvements & digital solutions across the business or organization.
  • Setting, validating, and auditing measurement systems to deliver business impact.
  • Building Process Excellence culture in the team.
  • Providing Team Leadership in the application of Lean & Six Sigma tools and Production system methodology.
  • Driving Standardization and Best Practices within the organization by leveraging experts across Production, IT, and other relevant functions.
  • Driving change management within Operations and customer organization.
  • Supporting the MBB with driving the agreed governance
  • Conducting Yellow Belt, Lean and Green Belt level Training classes within the organization.
  • Coaches and mentors Green Belts, Yellow Belts, and other senior members of the organization relative to process improvement projects
  • Executing and tracking the annual financial goals assigned by the CI function management.
  • Building strategic relationship skills experience with peers and with operating leaders to facilitate goals and objectives.
  • Clarifying the roles and appoints responsibilities of each member of the team
  • Challenging the team to develop as leaders
    • Basic/Required: Bachelor s degree in engineering or a related field from a four-year College or University
    • Must have 5 years of continuous improvement experience with 2 years as a full time Black Belt
    • Demonstrated project portfolio of successful DMAICs and Kaizen events
    • Must have strong technical background, including high volume manufacturing environment
    • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Preferred: Black Belt certification
      Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. in a large-scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium-ion cells for the world s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory plans to produce cells which will double the world s current production.

      Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of the world s safest, highest-quality, and lowest-cost batteries. Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society s use of and perceptions of electric power.

Keywords: Panasonic Energy North America, Sparks , Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Professions , Sparks, Nevada

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