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Productivity Manager

Company: Wacker
Location: Charleston
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Our world needs ideas! As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors - from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber - for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and about 14,500 employees from 70 nations. WACKER SILICONES is one of the world's biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products. At our Charleston site, we are currently looking for a Productivity Manager to join our growing team. Who we are: You know us. You just didn't know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacturer that prides itself on "Creating Tomorrow's Solutions". WACKER materials are so versatile and adaptable, they have virtually unlimited applications just about anywhere imaginable, making WACKER an integral part of daily life. Whether it's protecting buildings from the elements, a tube of toothpaste, a cell phone, airbags, or cosmetics, people from all over the world come into contact each day with our products and achievements. We are looking for capable, innovative, and enthusiastic achievers to join our team and grow with us. We are currently seeking a Productivity Manager at our site in Charleston, TN. What you will do: The Productivity Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of productivity projects to reduce costs and improve business profitability. The Productivity Manager leads projects as well as coaches other project leaders on the implementation of operational improvements. This role also tracks, updates, and monitors projects and operational Key Performance Indicators. Development and implementation of standard productivity projects
Lead or participate in special projects
Facilitate lean six sigma training, mentor candidates, and certify green and yellow belt candidates
Run employee productivity suggestion system
Update productivity databases, quarterly reporting to management, and prepare for annual Wacker Operating Systems conference What we need from you: Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or similarly related field
7+ years' relevant experience
LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt certification is required, Master Black Belt certification is preferred
Willingness to travel up to 15% of time
Knowledge of continuous improvement concepts such as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
Communication and strong interpersonal skills to effectively influence and manage complex interfaces between organizational groups
Analytical and financial analysis skills to support data driven decision making related to process optimization along with technical competency in the areas of safety and environmental compliance
Demonstrate technical competency in the areas of safety, quality, and process improvement
Excellent project- and time management skills, communication, and teamwork skills
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure; demonstrate a can-do attitude
Knowledge of silicone chemistry, corresponding chemical engineering, and production methods background
Experience and knowledge of ERP system principles and tools (MS Office, SharePoint, SAP R/3 and B.O.) Life at Wacker: Wacker is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves and desire team members that share these interests. You will be valued for your contributions and perspectives as we continue to grow together. Your career is important to us, and we want to foster a mutually beneficial relationship where you feel heard, understood, and fulfilled. We consider our employees' overall health and satisfaction when creating a benefits package. Below are some of the additional incentives our employees enjoy. Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective Day 1
401(k) with company match
Tuition Reimbursement
Advancement Opportunities
Education Assistance Program
Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
Support for Community Involvement
Bonus Plans WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities. Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations! We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 18150#IND123#FP-LI1 The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card). WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Keywords: Wacker, Chattanooga , Productivity Manager, Executive , Charleston, Tennessee

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