Division Productivity Leader

Location: Toledo, Ohio – United States

Position Summary:

The Productivity Leader reports to the Director, Asphalt Operations and R&A Engineering, and is accountable for defining productivity goals and driving initiatives throughout Roofing and Asphalt. Leads material cost take-out (“MCTO”) activities to execute on and sustain material substitutions, compositional changes, and usage reductions. Uses Lean/Six Sigma tool sets to accomplish these goals.

Principal Accountabilities:

Defines productivity goals/drive initiatives through execution model:

  • Works with R&A Operations and Supply Chain leadership to establish R&A annual plan and bridge from prior year, with major areas of focus within the Operations (MCTO, Stable Operations, energy, direct/period spend). Drives accountability. Defines/track capital investment productivity. Leads innovation of productivity project pipeline, by engaging Support Staff, Mfg, Sourcing, S&T, and Product Management.
  • Facilitates the productivity shell process for use by plant teams (Controllers) and business unit engineering teams to target and execute on projects. Partners with Division Mfg Controller to define material cost indices (best in class costs), and defines paths to achieve.
  • Coordinates monthly productivity reporting and build forecast; defines gaps and accelerate activities to fill gaps. Understands and be able to explain unit cost structure and the drivers of R&A productivity.
  • Communication: Owns the dashboards that drive visibility to efforts affecting results.

Material Cost Take Out Leadership:

  • Establishes annual MCTO plan by month; report and forecast monthly.
  • Leads MCTO efforts by working with R&A Operations & Supply Chain (manufacturing –Plant, Operations and Technical Leaders, S&T, Sourcing, Planning) to:
  • Identifies material substitutions, trial the materials, and deliver viable, less expensive, alternatives to the manufacturing operations.
  • Drives usage lower (weight, material loss —- finished product and raw material scrap/seconds).
  • Drives the highest probable, least expensive, finished product composition (headlap/prime granule efficiency, filler % improvement, blend optimization).
  • Leads Productivity Operating Rhythm with plant Operations Leaders and Tech Leaders.

Education/Experience Preferred:

  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in a manufacturing; in-depth understanding direct/period cost drivers.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
  • Prefer heavy Lean manufacturing experience with general command of the Lean tool set.
  • Relevant experience in both Six Sigma and Lean implementation.
  • Relevant plant leadership experience.

Competencies & Skills:

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Unit cost model understanding, SAP functionality
  • Must work exceptionally well in team environments and be adept at motivating co-workers, as well as business unit natural leadership team members. Proven ability to lead change amongst peers.
  • Must be a proven leader within a relevant discipline and a quick learner who is adaptive to and embraces change.
  • Essential computer literacy; proficient in Microsoft suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access) and Minitab.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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