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Lean Manager

Full time at weatherford in Saudi Arabia
Posted on June 16, 2022

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Overview Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation. We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition. Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team. When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford. Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provide you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Responsibilities Duties & Responsibilities SAFETY, SECURITY & COMPLIANCE

  • Maintains safety and service quality as immediate priorities when working across all areas of the business.
  • Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all activities are carried out ethically and in compliance with Company policies and procedures, relevant laws, regulations, standards and industry practices.
QUALITY
  • Knows and understands Weatherford Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual (QSM), Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions and ensures awareness of applicable QSM requirements.
OPERATIONAL CAPABILTY
  • Engage in dialogue with Senior Leadership collaborating and clarifying business objectives to develop strategic and tactical Lean plans for the designated Hesmisphere, including Flag Ship and other locations.
  • Align execution of the Weatherford Lean Program to ensure efficiency and effvectiveness of the broader R&M Fulfillment System.
  • Implement Weatherford Lean Program for the designated Hesmisphere, including Flag Ship and other locations delivering consistently year-over-year process efficiency improvements which translate into financial benefits to reduce Services and R&M (Repair & Maintenance) costs and/or general spending.
  • Develop and drive Value Stream Mapping (VSM), including developing VSM continuous improvement road maps and kaizen plans.
  • Identify, create, and sustain process standardization. Develop and implement standard work.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities in collaboration with other functional leaders, employees, and customers. Prioritize opportunities and create and execute kaizen plans.
  • Facilitate lean daily management, promote initiatives to create Lean culture including Gemba walks, 6S/visual management, kaizen, shop floor problem solving.
  • Assist, teach, coach, and mentor Site Lean Specialists on:
    • Hoshin Kanri and A3 thinking
    • Develop and drive value stream mapping (VSM)
    • VSM continuous improvement road maps and action plans.
    • Identify, create, and sustain standard processes throughout the organization.
    • Daily Shop Floor Management (DSFM) and Office Daily Management (ODM) implementation.
    • Problem Solving
    • Facilitation of both process and transactional improvement Kaizens
    • Categorize opportunities as improvement opportunities as just do it activities, projects, or kaizen events.
    • Facilitate lean daily management, promote initiatives to create Lean culture including Gemba walk, 6S/visual management.
    • Teaching Lean tools / methodology
  • Act as Lean SME for the Weatherford designated facilities.
CLIENT COMMUNICATION
  • Provide plant leadership with awareness, knowledge and guidance on Lean principles, methodologies, and tools to support achievement of business objectives.
  • Maintains effective level of communication with a broad range of stakeholders to plan activities to support business requirements.
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
  • Process efficiency improvement which translates into financial benefits to reduce product costs, repair, or service costs.
PEOPLE MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
  • Site Lean Specialists report to the Lean Leader (3 to 5 direct reports)
  • Teach Weatherford lean training curriculum.
  • Mentor, influence and develop potential lean practitioner.
VISION & LEADERSHIP
  • Provide the necessary leadership to promote change and lean transformation efforts throughout the assigned facilities and across the organization
Qualifications Experience & Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing or Electrical Engineering required
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Lean Manufacturing leadership positions such Continuous Improvement Manager, Master Black Belt, Lean Transformation Manager, or similar role.
  • Proven experience as Kaizen Facilitator
  • Successful practical experience in VSM, Mixed Model Value Stream, 6S, 5Why, TPM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, SIPOC, Process Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Types of Waste & Waste Reduction, Visual Management, Shop Floor Management, Hoshin Planning, Cellular Manufacturing, PDCA and/or DMAIC cycles, and Design of Lean Site Layouts.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Advanced knowledge and the ability to teach VSM, Mixed Model Value Stream, 6S, 5Why, TPM, Standard Work, Mistake Proofing, SIPOC, Process Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Types of Waste & Waste Reduction, Visual Management, Shop Floor Management, Hoshin Planning, Cellular Manufacturing, PDCA and/or DMAIC cycles, and Design of Lean Site Layouts.
  • Excellent leadership traits with the ability to inspire and motivate the people around you.
  • Ability to translate business needs into strategy and tactical plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively communicate at all levels in the organization from the shop floor to senior management.
  • Hands- on, energetic person who spends time on the shop floor working to engage & sustain employees in a Lean culture
  • The ability to be an "ambassador of change"
  • Strong organizational and computer skills, including experience in MS Office and manufacturing software
  • The ability to shift priorities and manage time in a fast-paced environment
  • Tenacious in learning the specifics of the business
  • Strong training and presentation skills

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