Transformation Site Lead

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Date: Feb 18, 2017

Location: Antioch, TN, US, 37013

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc

TWB Company is North America’s market leader for tailor welded products with locations in Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Ontario and Mexico. Formed in 1992, TWB is a joint venture of Worthington Industries and Wuhan Iron and Steel Company.  The company developed the tailor welded blank market in North America and is the leading manufacturer of tailor welded products in the NAFTA region supporting JIT production and services to the automotive industry.  The company’s technologies are helping automotive companies produce stronger, lighter vehicles.  

The Transformation Site Lead will be responsible for setting the roadmap of operations and supply chain improvements for the plant as well as coordinating, enabling and (sometimes) executing the improvement plan. Additionally, the Transformation Lead will be responsible for LEAN training and building a culture of continuous improvement at the plant. This individual will have a strong partnership the Operations Manager and BU Transformation team to help improve the overall efficiencies within the facility.  This opportunity has great visibility and opportunity for tangible impact.


  • Create/grow culture of aggressive, tangible, bottom line improvements
  • Continuously evaluate plant value stream map, metrics, and strategic goals to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities (operations and supply chain)
  • Work with Operations Manager and BU Transformation team to build and maintain an aggressive plant improvement plan
  • Coordinate plant and corporate/BU resources to execute plant improvement plan
  • Train plant employees on basic lean tools and kaizen methodology; coordinate corporate/BU assistance for advanced lean training
  • Coach and facilitate MDI (Managing for Daily Improvement) daily and hourly performance management and development of problem solving A3s

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor Degree preferred
  • A minimum 3+ years of operations, supply chain, integrated planning, or plant engineering experience and/or 3+ years of experience as a lean practitioner
  • Strong communications and change management skills; must be able to influence shop floor employees and managers
  • Ideal candidate would be currently within the WI family of businesses and familiar with current culture, trends and initiatives
  • Short and long term project management skills
  • Lean understanding and experience preferred
  • Ability and disposition to respectfully challenge status quo
  • Inspire and ability to influence without authority
  • Intellectually curious
  • Proven track record of developing teams
  • Ability to facilitate hands-on training

TWB is considered an Employer of Choice operating under a long-standing philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule. TWB and its subsidiaries, are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment: Engineer, Supply, Facilities, Supply Chain, Project Manager, Engineering, Operations, Technology

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