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Date: Apr 16, 2019

Location: Catoosa, OK, US, 74015

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


The Transformation Manager 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 Manager will be responsible for LEAN training and building a culture of continuous improvement at the plant. This individual will have a strong partnership with 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. You will need to be resourceful, self-motivated, and have a strong work ethic.


•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

Desired Experience

•5+ years of operations, supply chain, integrated planning, or plant engineering experience and/or 3+ years of experience as a lean practitioner

•Strong 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


Bachelors or equivalent in Management or Supply Chain


Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


Alternate Locations:  

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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