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Boart Longyear Global Operational Excellence Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description:

Boart Longyear is hiring a new Global Operations Excellence Manager. The Operational Excellence Manager will provide oversight and leadership for the delivery of continuous improvement across the Drilling Services organization. This role will be critical in promoting processes and practices that help us to minimize waste, improve our costs, manufacturing efficiencies, future forecasting and reliability. They will be critical in determining our mechanisms for communications and tracking of this body of work. They will also help, but not be responsible for failure avoidance, defect elimination, failure analysis, and problem-solving techniques to improve asset capability, reliability, performance, and cost effectiveness. They will be critical in promoting good operations and maintenance practices and culture to ensure optimum asset reliability is achieved. They will be pivotal in ensuring BLY has the right capability in skills, and competence of practitioners and professional persons in the performance of specific roles related to business improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred or 5-8 years’ experience in global operating environment with operational excellence line responsibilities or consulting experience

  • 8+ years of experience in operationally focused leadership or project roles, especially related to performance improvement/ operational excellence or lean manufacturing or the equivalent consulting

  • Formal training in Lean Manufacturing, TOC, Six sigma, Project management and modern operations management techniques or equivalent

  • Line or consulting experience in Continuous improvement in mining, oil & gas drilling, heavy industrials, field services or manufacturing advantageous

  • Strong preference for someone who can demonstrate ongoing responsibility and success in project management.

  • Excellent PC skills in Windows, Excel, Word and Power Point

  • Experience developing and tracking business cases including financial modeling and metrics of project value delivery

  • Comprehensive knowledge of analysis and problem-solving methodologies.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, Directors and executive team

  • Strong command of the English language (both in speech and in writing)

Position Responsibilities:

  • Primary oversight for the design, implementation, and measurement of Boart Longyear Drilling Service’s continuous improvement program across 6 regions

  • Work closely with Drilling Service’s regional directors and other corporate support functions to ensure each function has a clearly structured continuous improvement program with a clear governance structure and tracking mechanisms

  • Provide ongoing support for our internal RDO (Results Delivery Office) program.

  • Aggregate the tracking of continuous improvement actions in each region and high light areas of risk / underperformance

  • Help diagnose opportunities in each region through periodic analysis of regional performance

  • Work closely with each region’s Operations Excellence managers as a “Lean” coach and coordinate each manager’s development with their respective Regional Director

  • Drive the design and implementation of specific high value global improvement projects across all DS regions

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Key skill requirement:

  • Natural influence and self-leadership skills

  • Strong project management skill required

  • Strong problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to collaborate and lead with many other teams with different departmental functions

  • Ability to create a set of KPIs for new projects and initiatives

  • Ability to use excel and track projects on a regular basis

  • Self-motivated with the ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative

  • Motivated and quick learner able to work independently and as a team member

  • Excellent written and oral communications

  • Strong presentation skills at all levels in the business

About Boart Longyear

Established in 1890, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine de-watering, oil sands exploration, production drilling, and down-hole instrumentation.

The Global Drilling Services division operates for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, down-hole instrumentation and parts and services.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia (ASX:BLY). More information about Boart Longyear can be found at www.boartlongyear.com . To get Boart Longyear news direct, follow us on Twitter , LinkedIn and Facebook .

EEO Statement:

Boart Longyear is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Auto req ID: 11428BR
Job Code: 120003 Manager 1.06.Manager
Function: Drilling Services
Region (Business Group): NAM
Country: United States Of America
State/Province: Utah
City: Salt Lake City

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