General Electric Sr Services Staff Manager 2 - Customer Contract Management in Columbia, South Carolina

About Us:

At GE Transportation at http://www.getransportation.com/ , we move the world. We

are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling

industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using

our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a

century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives.

That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of

transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that

keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago,

Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Role Summary:

The Operations Systems and Lean Leader will have the experience and expertise to solve problems and develop and execute objectives for Service Teams and business processes. In this role, the Operations Systems and Lean Leader will affect short-term and long-term business goals as directed by Service and Business Leaders.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to cross-functional teams to empower others to execute the Lean Six Sigma strategy for process improvement

  • Deliver breakthrough levels of improvement in process capability, producibility of designs and business processes to reduce defects and attain world-class levels of service quality and standard work methods through demonstration of the Lean Six Sigma philosophy, theory, and application of tools, approaches, and Best Practices

  • Facilitate, train, and coach team members in the use of Lean Six Sigma tools

  • Work with Service Leaders, Business Leaders, and Field Service Teams to uncover and assess Lean Six Sigma opportunities for GE and its suppliers

  • In conjunction with the Master Black Belts and Quality Teams, serve as a change agent in institutionalizing Lean Six Sigma practices and quality

  • Constantly seek, share, and implement Best Practices

  • Apply Lean Six Sigma tools to improve process capability and eliminate defects

  • Lead and facilitate cross-functional project teams; Facilitate AWO events and follow-up of action items

  • Communicate progress to Business Leaders, Service Leaders, and Master Black Belts

  • Identify potential process improvement projects

  • Execute SET Assessments across GSO accounts and act on identified shortcomings

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in locomotive manufacturing and/or service operations

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; statistically literate and familiar with Lean Six Sigma quality concepts and tools

  • Passion for process improvement and application of Lean Six Sigma philosophies

  • Good knowledge of GE Transportation organizational structure and main functional groups

  • Customer-focused in defining quality and establishing priorities

  • Strong process change and process creation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results

  • Ability to operate independently and drive change

  • Fluent English – written and verbal communications

  • Executive level presentation skills

  • Global mindset and cultural sensitivity

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal influence and leadership skills

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects.

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs.

  • Established project management skills.

Locations: United States; Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas; Chicago, Erie, Ft. Worth

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.