Rockwell Collins Principal Lean Consultant in Wilsonville, Oregon

Requisition ID: 10326

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Principal Lean Consultant to join our team in Wilsonville, OR (1700). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

This position functions as a consultant to challenge teams to enhance the performance of their processes. This person will provide advice associated with APQP elements throughout the New Product Introduction development phases. Primary responsibilities for this position include executing, mentoring, training and facilitating APQP during New Product Introductions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Requires knowledge of and ability to apply continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma and APQP.

  • Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups. Serves as prime consultant and external spokesperson for the organization on matters relating to policies, programs, capabilities, and goals and objectives.

  • Relationships are intra- and inter-organizational. The ability to communicate with all levels of leadership and employees, peers, customers, suppliers, academicians, external entities on a global basis is key.

  • Acts as a catalyst for performance improvement projects and process change.

  • Assesses progress and establishes cadence reporting on performance goals.

  • Understands complex systems process analysis, design and simulation in order to drive teams to understand, define, and resolve problems.

  • Viewed as an expert in field within the organization. Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of others in the execution of APQP.

  • Analyze, coordinate, schedule and facilitate all aspects of Value Stream Mapping and Analysis. Use the VSM's to identify opportunities and manage, coach and mentor others to create additional Value Stream Maps and conduct Lean events as needed.

  • Advises on team design and performance. Provides development, coaching and training of managers on leadership skills.

  • Provides expertise on process improvement, organizational redesign, change management projects, and performance measures.

Highly Desired Experience

  • Experience using statistical modeling software (Minitab, Monte Carlo simulation, Crystal Ball, etc)

  • Candidate must have a passion for continuous improvement and achieving excellence

Basic Qualifications

STEM Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline

  • Black Belt Certification

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residence is required.

  • Candidate must be able to share examples of APQP experiences which they have led

  • Prior experience with leading events related to implementation of Lean tools (such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Standard Work, Kanban systems, etc.)

  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Word, MS Project

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.