205286 - Value Stream Manager
Temp to Hire
Chipton Ross is seeking a Value Stream Manager for a temp to hire position in Milledgeville, GA

Value Stream Manager Position Overview:
The Production Value Stream Manager (VSM) position leads an Integrated Product Team (IPT), which has full authority and accountability for daily manufacturing execution, as well as, business performance, including revenue, cost, and profitability. In this capacity, the VSM serves a dual role as the frontline operations leader (18-25 direct reports) and is the primary contact with internal and external (i.e., customers and suppliers) stakeholders. As such, the strong candidate must demonstrate solid capabilities for technical operations leadership, along with, a natural aptitude for business management. Furthermore, this leader must be results oriented, inclined toward active team development, methodical continuous improvement, deft project management, and adaptable communication skills that foster strong relationships at all levels of the organization.

Principal Accountabilities:
" Aligned with the company's annual policy deployment, guide the IPT to define and achieve inspiring safety, quality, delivery and cost performance objectives.
" Collaborate with contracts, finance and procurement to develop business cases, establish profitable contracts, translate to achievable operating plans (i.e. AOP, ETC, EAC), and manage operations performance within established parameters.
" Establish and administer an IPT operating rhythm to assess leading and lagging Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that promote data-driven continuous improvement and constraint management.
" Develop continuous improvement roadmaps to design a clear strategy for perpetual program excellence - recognize and mitigate risks; identify and seize opportunities.
" Institute a disciplined project management approach to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time.
" Apply basic and advanced continuous improvement tools to facilitate effective initiatives (i.e. Just Do It's, Value Stream Map, Kaizen, 5S, etc.)
" Team with functional support organizations to develop an employee training and team development strategy that yields High Performance Team (HPT) results.

Experience and Education Requisites:
" Minimum of 5 years leadership experience in the aerospace composites fabrication and/or structures assembly manufacturing environment.
" Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (engineering, program, project or business management). At the discretion of the hiring manager, a minimum of 8 years related technical experience (supported with references) may be deemed accepted in lieu of a degree.
" The successful candidate will be able to clearly articulate practical experience managing medium to large projects and leading process improvement teams (able to describe the project objectives, methods used, challenges, necessary adjustments and outcomes in terms of people skills, cost, quality and schedule)
" Ability to act independently and drive projects - identify critical paths, get to root causes of issues, develop and execute solutions, actively delegate and follow up actions and deliver projects on time within cost
" Team oriented with the ability to react positively in high-pressure situations with shifting priorities and competing interests
" Solid analytical skills and strong business acumen
" Open to new challenges with flexibility to move the team and business in innovative directions
" Exceptional communicator with the ability to gauge the audience and tailor the message
" Proficient writing reports, conducting meetings and using MS office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)
Preferred Qualifications:
" Frontline operations and/or program management leadership experience
" Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, and/or Project Management Professional (PMP)
" Experience with the principles of Earned Value Management System

Work Schedule
1st Shift, 5/40 Schedule

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Silmese Graves
11832 Fishing Point Drive, Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606

Phone: (757) 595-0005 x261 or (877) 244-5418 x261

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.