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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.

The Role

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

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