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Senior OE Manager, APAC-China


Tianjin, TJ, CN

REQ ID:  35541

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Job Title: Sr. Regional Operational Excellence Manager, APAC

Job Location: Tianjin



  •     Lead Operational Excellence (Lean/Six-sigma) transformation of Kennametal plants in APAC region including Tianjin China, Hanoi Vietnam, and Bangalore India, with multiple production lines/units, such as metal cutting inserts, solid carbide round tools, steel tool holders, powders, rods, engineering components etc.      
  •     Lead annual strategical lean/six-sigma planning & implementation process for APAC regional plants
  •     Train, coach, and develop talents in lean/Six-sigma for regional plants
  •     Drive lean/six-sigma projects, culture transformation as a change agent in regional plants together with plant managers and manufacturing director      
  •     Drive continuous improvement of plant financial performance and key performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and customer service.



  •     Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Engineering, or other manufacturing-related fields. Advanced degree preferred. 
  •     Fifteen (15+) years of lean/Six-Sigma/quality/continuous improvement, leadership experience in a manufacturing environment
  •     Strong problem solving skills and experience required; strong leadership and change management skills required;
  •     Lean/Six-sigma practitioner with solid lean transformation experience;
  •     Six-sigma black belt/ISO9000 Lead Auditor preferred; cross culture project or working experience preferred;
  •     Consulting, training, coaching, talent development experience preferred    

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