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Productivity Specialist

Company: Linde
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

About Linde:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.

The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit .

Job Overview:

This position works with senior management to ensure the strategic implementation of continuous improvement (Six Sigma or Lean) and productivity improvement initiatives. Leads multiple, large and complex productivity improvement projects

The location is open to the following areas such as Tonawanda, New York, Peachtree City, Georgia; and other Plant locations in the East Region.

Scope: This position understands business strategies, culture and work and uses knowledge to achieve results and execute work beyond the scope of their individual function. Leads projects/events using a variety of productivity tools resulting in significant productivity improvements. Provides consultative advice within a specific functional or business area. Communicates compelling need for change. Standardizes best practice problem-solving approaches. Enforces process discipline.

Reporting Relationships: This position will report to a productivity manager. This position often influences or leads others without having direct personnel management responsibilities. May act as an internal consultant to senior productivity professionals and their project teams.

Special Physical Requirements: Under development by S&ES.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for Annual Region Cost Savings Target (- 6% of region cost stack)
  • Application of Lean and/or Six Sigma tools as Project Lead
  • Ensures Lean and Six Sigma activities are aligned with region strategies and activities
  • Works with assigned client groups in developing project ideas and chartering projects
  • Develops productivity alternatives with appropriate risk profiles and/or identifies actions to mitigate risks
  • May influence outcomes within broad area of responsibility and/or beyond client group
  • Monitors external/ internal trends and makes recommendations to improve productivity procedures, methods, tools
  • Provides mentorship to client Green Belts



    Required Qualifications:
    • Ten years + of Business/Project Management experience
    • Six Sigma Project Lead Training
    • Air Separation Process Knowledge
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree desirable
      • Black Belt Certification preferred
      • Lean Six Sigma Project Lead (as Black Belt or Green Belt) experience preferred
      • Plant process modeling experience

        At Linde, we strive to create a work environment that treats all employees with respect, supports new thoughts and ideas, encourages growth and development, celebrates our differences, and embraces inclusion. Linde is committed to remaining an employer of choice for the diverse, ever-increasing pool of global talent. To learn more, visit About Linde.

        We offer a comprehensive competitive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, health, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(k) (with matching), and pension benefits.

        Linde thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.

        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Linde, Tonawanda , Productivity Specialist, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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