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Boart Longyear Operational Excellence Manager - Canada in Mississauga, Ontario

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Operations Excellence Manager will be responsible for defining, maintaining and tracking Drilling Services Full Potential Continuous improvement program across Canada. The manager will also manage and train Operational Excellence (Opex) Resources within Canada, to ensure the frontline process best practice and structural improvement initiatives are well defined and tracked per division manager.

Lastly, the Canada Operation Excellence manager will be responsible for process improvement of key DS processes, productivity data collection and reporting, and creating/improving Drilling Services’ project management capability.

The Canada Operations Excellence Manager will report directly to the Canada Regional Director, with a dotted line to the Director of Engineering, Drilling Services/ Global Operational Excellence Director.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supports the definition, yearly refresh and implementation of structured continuous improvement activities across global drilling services business.

  • Partners with Regional Director to ensure that structured continuous improvement initiatives are well defined, resourced and are delivering value.

  • 50% travel into Canada per month (during the week) to spend time with division managers, supervisor and in-line operational excellence leads

  • Co-ordinates internal team of in-Opex Leads to ensure that improvement activities defined, executed and tracked in a standard way

  • Manages 2-3 high value process improvement projects across Canada in addition to the above responsibilities to improve Canada earnings/ efficiency

  • Maintains process conformance audit of HWC (Hard work cycle) frontline and meeting process

  • Works to standardize production reporting systems in Canada ensuring central capture of production data and rapid reporting to the field

  • Works to standardize key Canada project management processes and to define and build an internal project management capability

Key skill requirement:

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Deep knowledge of business improvement philosophies and their respective tools – e.g. Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints (TOC)

  • Business process reengineering (BPR) experience

  • Project management experience; understanding of project management fundamentals

  • Strong communication, presentation, relationship building and strategic planning skills

  • Strong time management, goal setting, and task prioritization abilities

  • Proficiency in reporting project progress through dashboard presentations, project metrics, trend analysis, executive reporting

  • Working experience in PMO (Project Management Office) organization structure

  • Highly competent computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office and

  • Business Intelligence and project management software experience an advantage

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, business process improvement, consulting and/or project management

  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in business improvement, consulting, relevant industry experience or equivalent

  • MBA or advanced degree a plus

  • Formal lean/ six sigma training/ certification an advantage

  • Formal project management training an advantage for example – PMP, Prince, or equivalent

Boart Longyear welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process as per the guidelines of the Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Auto req ID: 11699BR
Job Code: 120003 Manager 1.06.Manager
Function: Drilling Services
Region (Business Group): NAM
Country: Canada
State/Province: Ontario
City: Mississauga

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