Element Materials Technology

Senior Operational Excellence Manager- Americas

Job Locations US-OH-Fairfield | Work From Your Own Home


Element has an opportunity for a Senior Operational Excellence Manager to join our growing team. As a Senior Operational Excellence Manager you are a part of the Element Continuous Improvement Team. You will be charged with the task to implement an improvement culture and structure and to execute improvement projects. The projects can be focused on process improvements in the machine shop, testing departments, logistics or the back office and include both physical and business processes. Additionally, improvement projects can be focused on capacity expansion. Some of the tools and methods that you will be using are 5S, QRM, Kaizen events, Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma projects, Lean methods and Change Management trainings.



  • Responsible for preparation, execution and aftercare of Improvement Projects within the United States
  • Will work closely with General Manager, Operations Managers, and Division Director
  • Making a plan with the locations’ management for the Operational Excellence Roadmap
  • Measure progress and targeting of results from improvement projects
  • Coaching of change agents and management to ensure the maximum positive impact of the project on the Element stakeholders
  • Proactive and effective communication related to improvement initiatives
  • Mobilize commitment for change and enable the continuous sustainment of change initiatives

Skills / Qualifications

  • Must be experienced in managing complex and sensitive issues
  • Must be advanced Excel user
  • Competent use of statistics related to Business Improvement metrics
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively deal with internal customers; foster open upward and downward communication within the organization built on mutual respect
  • Well developed and effective verbal and written communication skills used in working with peers and employees at all levels of the organization
  • Project management skills to manage the process of providing excellent customer service, exceptional quality of service and turnaround, and continuous improvement (LEAN, Quick Response Manufacturing, QRM, 6 Sigma, etc.)
  • Broad knowledge of operations, engineering, and financial management
  • Must have valid driver's license, or ability to obtain prior to employment
  • Six Sigma and/or lean certification from recognized governing body, institution, or business entity

This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services. U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.



Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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