This role includes the following responsibilities :
Engage with internal partners (Design, Engineering, Operations, and Supply Chain) to 1) perform cost analysis and optimization, design-
to-cost for MHE designs, to achieve tangible business impact, and 2) perform optimization gap analysis and lead projects to implement solutions.
Integrate ideas from partners and market intelligence to develop value add solutions through application of unique design and new technology solutions.
Challenge suppliers and internal teams to find and evaluate disruptive change in addition to evolutionary change.
Perform detailed bottoms-up cost calculations to identify cost drivers and drive detailed cost evaluations of value projects.
Develop action plans to reduce product costs accordingly.
Develop pipeline of Value Engineering projects, with highest potential selected for implementation with appropriate cross-functional resources.
Provide coaching, technical, and project management for VE project teams, facilitating removal of barriers to implementation.
Track and report weekly progress, report monthly and quarterly on results and support needed for successful implementation.
Innovate and improve existing processes to streamline and eliminate waste while enabling growth and scale.
Drive suppliers’ continuous improvement and development program in support of quality, delivery and cost performance metrics.
Develop supplier and internal metrics, focusing on performance results and trade-offs. Drive improvement and corrective measures across functions.
Leverage experience with industrial engineering concepts and tools to diagnose Amazon processes, identify improvement opportunities, prescribe improvement strategies and guide the improvement effort.
Bachelor's Degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations or related discipline
5+ years of successful leadership experience in project initiation, cross functional team management, facilitation of cross-
functional teams, and results delivery, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
Significant Experience with Lean / Six Sigma or equivalent and application of value stream mapping processes.
Strong process orientation with experience in process development and value stream mapping
Strong analytical skills including the ability to distill, synthesize, and draw conclusions on large amounts of data. Ability to use hard data and metrics to develop recommendations
Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work well with ambiguity.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
High attention to detail including proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
Position requires 20-50% travel requirement; this can include international travel
Advanced degree preferred in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations, or related discipline
Lean / Six Sigma green or black belt certification or equivalent
Project management certification
8+ years of experience developing mechanisms to improve operational excellence
Experience working in a global team environment with multiple time zones