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Masco Corporation Vice President, Masco Operating System in Livonia, Michigan

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Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of products enhances the way consumers all over the world experience and enjoy their living spaces. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit www.masco.com .

Masco’s Operating System , coined MOS, is our collective approach to running our business. MOS is intended to codify and deploy best-in class business processes and structured problem solving techniques to drive business performance in a way that can be scaled with speed and promotes self-discovery and repeatability. MOS is an integrated system intended to deliver on strategic priorities and goals and delivered through a culture of continuous improvement, people who embrace change, world-class processes and practical tools.

Position Summary:

The Vice President, Masco Operating System (MOS), in conjunction with our Business Units and Corporate leadership, has responsibility for the continued development, promotion and strategically aligned implementation of Masco’s enterprise-wide operating system designed to drive world-class results in customer satisfaction, quality, on-time delivery, customer-value, and ultimately operating financial performance. Reporting directly to Masco’s Chief Executive Officer, this executive will provide the thought leadership, strategic direction, and tactical implementation leadership and support for the development and advancement of a lean operating system across Masco’s operating Business Units. In addition, the Vice President, MOS will provide executive leadership for continuous improvement of the company’s Supply Chain (sourcing) capabilities driving breakthrough performance in supplier quality, delivery, and cost in support of the Company’s various P&L operating units.

The Vice President, MOS is responsible for building and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement that permeates all areas of Masco.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Build MOS capability across the enterprise

  • Serve as thought partner to CEO regarding our operating system and MOS philosophy/approach

  • In collaboration with the businesses, identify additional opportunity for operational/commercial improvement

  • With a consultative mind set, work side-by-side with business leaders to drive improvements – understand center led versus centralized

  • Enable the use of MOS thinking and tools to drive Business Unit and Masco strategy

  • Develop and implement processes resulting in self-sustaining MOS capability throughout Masco

  • Provide thought and tactical implementation leadership on the execution of MOS throughout Masco

  • Ensure operating metrics and key performance indicator systems are consistently tracking the appropriate measures and provoking appropriate responsive behavior

  • Participate in Business Unit operating reviews to ensure focus and sense of urgency with respect to MOS implementation priorities.

  • Constructively challenge Business Unit use of MOS to deliver world-class results

  • Help drive Masco “best practices” across the business units

  • Assist operating management in meeting and exceeding performance objectives through MOS implementation

  • Assist in implementing MOS with the supply base

  • Develop talent of extended MOS teams (assessments, top-grading and recruitment, on-the-job and classroom training, certification processes)

  • Provide support for acquisition due diligence and integration

  • Lead benchmarking studies as required to expose Masco leadership to cutting edge best practices and to continuously improve the MOS

  • Communicate to major customers and the investment community, as appropriate, Masco’s competitive advantage resulting from MOS leverage

  • Meet/exceed supply chain / sourcing financials and operating targets including but not limited to, cost reduction, inventory reduction, supplier reduction, etc.

  • Actively assess the centralized corporate functions (MOS, Supply Chain, IT, and Technical Services) and develop and execute a sound overall organization strategy for optimal level of centralization/decentralization of resources

  • Provide oversight for the management of all aspects of a continuously evolving global supply base

  • Play an active role in setting strategic direction for the company on matters related to sourcing and sourced items



Undergraduate degree is required with an advanced degree preferred.

Professional & Personal

The successful candidate will possess a proven track record of delivering results in a high-performance / high-expectation continuous improvement environment through implementation of and expertise with the latest lean management methods. Demonstrated business acumen and a basic understanding of the P&L and balance sheet are required, as is a general management thought-process. It is likely that the successful candidate will possess a progressively responsible career track in manufacturing operations / operational excellence, and possibly general management and/or commercial leadership, with practical experience in international settings. It will be a distinct advantage to have managed in a distributed multi-facility environment given this position’s responsibilities to indirectly influence throughout a large complex organization in order to achieve measurable results.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated competency in development and execution of strategy on a global basis, as well as in management of day-to-day operations. A mindset that balances both thought and innovation with direct and successful execution is critical. He/she will possess a minimum of 15 years of operational and/or commercial leadership experience. He/she will have earned a reputation for having successfully implemented lean management processes and led the change process. He/she will also have a working knowledge of the cultural issues impacting lean implementation and demonstrate success in overcoming these issues. Beyond the manufacturing industry, this executive may have had previous experience in operations consulting with an approach based on the Toyota Production System / similar, or in other industries that would bring vigor to the company’s developing Lean Operating System processes.

Additional traits and competencies that define the successful candidate are:

  • Tough-minded but a welcome team member

  • Possesses a high sense of urgency

  • Driven by very high expectations and delivers results, not "activity"

  • Low-ego / high-confidence

  • Targets breakthrough performance, not simply incremental gain

  • Thinks expansively and believes in achieving the heretofore unachievable

  • Is highly autonomous and self-directed

  • Is comfortable in a very direct and candid environment, focused on results

  • Has the ability to accurately assess businesses from a "general manager’s" point of view and set priorities for improvement

  • Has the ability to create followership ( effective change management skills are a critical success factor )

  • Demonstrates a passion for building a talented organization and specific track record of recruiting and developing highly capable operations and lean talent.

  • Possess the technical skills necessary to resolve a broad array of business issues; leading the implementation of the operating system across the enterprise

  • Effectively articulate issues, facilitate their resolution, and report results orally and in writing to multiple levels in the organization

  • High degree of credibility to be convincing and persuasive

  • Ability to design, develop and execute lean operating system roadmaps for the operating units

  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and familiarity with, a variety of TPS/Lean Sigma tools including but not limited to: VSM, Standard Work, Pull Systems & Kanban, SIOP, Lean Daily Management, 5S/Visual Management, 3P, SMED, TPM, Transactional Process Improvement, Variation Reduction Kaizen & Six Sigma, etc. Black Belt certification is desirable but not required, as is experience with and understand of a variety of "growth tools” such as VOC, NPD, NPI, Value Selling, etc.

Ultimately, the successful candidate will bring a dynamic combination of experiences with the interpersonal and communication skills that afford him/her superior credibility and leadership within the Masco Leadership Team, and down through all levels of the organization. He/she will work across many peers and indirect subordinates in a matrixed environment, all the while a hands-on, proactive, creative, and disciplined manner.

Masco is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a culture that supports our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


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Masco Corporation (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Masco Corporation is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our products enhance the way consumers all over the world experience and enjoy their living spaces. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting and HotSpring® spas, to name a few.

At Masco, we believe in better living possibilities—for our homes, our environment and our community. Across our businesses and geographies, we seek out these possibilities to grow ourselves, enhance our consumers’ lives, create returns for our shareholders and improve the world around us. We believe a strong, supportive presence in the communities where we live, work and do business is vital. We partner with organizations that are as driven as we are to support the growth of our communities, encourage and enable equity and provide safe, affordable housing for all families.