Dematic Program Manager of Cost and Value Optimization in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
We are hiring an individual who has experience in enabling, fostering, and mentoring continuous improvement cross-functionally within Dematic. We are now hiring for a Program Manager to support Project Execution in the North American region. This role will plan and administer VAVE principles, tools, and methodologies in a variety of Global Project Engineering, Project Management and Installation process, and ensuring attainment of department strategic goals.
Role & Responsibilities
Manages multiple VAVE internal projects across multiple functions
Aligns the focus of Value Analysis and Value Engineering efforts with the objectives and strategies of NA Project Execution functions
Deploys VAVE program for the NA project execution organization to achieve total cost improvement goals
Leads and/or support Value Engineering projects utilizing Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) value methodologies across all phases of customer project
Sets process metric goals in partnership within Project Execution groups and decision makers to provide VAVE improvement in the project lifecycle
Perform detailed analyses that confirm technical feasibility and validate the cost-savings potential of change-proposals while ensuring quality-system compliance
Strong understanding of Master Validation, including Validation Master Planning, Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification, and Performance Qualification.
Develop and present change- proposals that include technical descriptions, preliminary risk profile, estimates of cost-savings, resource requirements and key implementation milestones.
Working knowledge of the functional interaction required between the product development, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, and finance functions in order to achieve cost reductions
Completes complex projects and performs project organization, definition, planning, implementation and control.
Leads events to provide analysis of economic value
Supports a corporate-wide performance and change management culture by engaging stakeholders outside of Project Execution
Qualification, Knowledge and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and/or Business preferred
Master’s Degree and/or advanced certification desired
Minimum 5 years of Value Engineering / Value Analysis process improvement experience; 10+ years preferred
Experience in the selection, development and analysis of performance metrics
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated ability in the application of VAVE concepts, practices, and procedures
Proficient with Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) value methodologies. CVS Certification desired
DFSS and/or Design Thinking experience desired
Experience in establishing and sustaining an effective KPI-driven operating / executional cadence
Exceptional team building skills required
Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise influence without authority
Requisition ID: 2020-13680
Job Time: Full-Time
Experience Level: Senior Level
Travel %: 30
Shift Schedule Display: Standard
External Company URL: http://www.dematic.com
Street: 507 Plymouth Ave NE