Reference : 572962

Lean Manufacturing Global Champion (H/F)

  • Technical Production
  • France
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 01/13/2020

Position description

Reporting to the Gypsum, Ceilings & Roofing WCM Director within the Saint-Gobain Group Industrial Excellence Programs team, you are leading the progress of our Saint-Gobain World Class Manufacturing program over some part of our industrial activities, interacting directly with Regional or Country Industrial Directors, WCM Coordinators, as well as Plant Managers, across the world, in order to serve effectively the businesses’ objectives.

Main responsibilities are:

  • Develop the WCM standards and frameworks to ensure an effective implementation in the business (Policy Deployment; link between WCM, budget process & 3-Yr plan, Cost Deployment (Zero Losses definition, Best Business Standards, etc.), Contribute to WCM Central Standards development and validation

Main tasks are:

  • To coach, train the Plant Managers, WCM Plant Coordinators, WCM Regional Champions
  • To measure and assess adherence to the business roadmap and identify high level constraints for each site in your perimeter. In case of deviation, together with the Plant Manager and Regional/International Champion, identify the barriers. Define / Validate the appropriate countermeasures
  • To identify, share and promote best practices relevant to your Activity
  • As WCM Senior Auditor, perform audits outside your perimeter, and, within your perimeter, support the plants self-assessments, perform audits and coachings
  • Develop and update your own WCM knowledge

Key indicators are:

  • Customer Satisfaction
  • WCM Net Manufacturing Savings
  • Sustainable Operational KPI improvement

You will work in a highly international environment, in a position allowing significant further career development. While most of your team will be Paris-based, you will work on a global scale with extensive travel, up to 70% of your time. Therefore, localization within a Saint-Gobain site in Europe convenient for travel, though not preferred, can be considered.


You get a high Degree in Engineering

You have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment

You have demonstrated experience in continuous improvement approach and/or operations

You are Fully fluent in English and another tong, some French preferred

  • Technical Skills
    • Production planning
    • Solid track record of WCM projects delivering significant gains
    • Performance management
    • Continuous improvement methodologies
    • IATF preferable
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