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Friday, March 14, 2008

Global Supply Chain Director (Lean Focus) - Midwest

Company: Confidential

Position: Global Supply Chain Director (Lean Focus)

Location: Midwest

Reporting: Position reports to VP of Global Operations

Compensation: Excellent Compensation and benefit package

Relocation: Relocation Available

Company Profile:

Our client is leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer and commercial products servicing the mass retail, home center and commercial outlet markets.

Target Industries & Background:

The ideal candidate will have worked and successfully been promoted in at least two organizations, taking an active role in successfully applying and deploying Lean Enterprise principles across the entire supply chain value stream. The ideal candidate will have a supply chain leadership experience or background that spans sourcing, S&OP process (sales and operational planning), and P&IC (production and inventory control), The ideal candidate will come from a successful Lean Enterprise environment with a combination of low volume - high mix and high volume – low mix consumer and /or commercial product offerings. Target companies should have a heavy focus on commodity metals sourcing and processing into both consumer and /or commercial products. Target companies could also include organizations that service the mass merchant and commercial outlet market.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

In this key role, the Director of Global Supply Chain will be a member of the core leadership team of our client’s global operations team reporting directly the Vice President of Global Operations and a key peer, supporting the GM/Director of US Operations. This role will be responsible for providing insightful Lean Enterprise leadership to all team members engaged in the planning, sourcing, inventory management and flow of materials, and finished product availability to support our client’s mass merchant and commercial customer base. Key to success in this role is the ability lead/mentor lasting and sustainable business results through the use of influencing skills, creating buy-in at all levels and across all functions of the business. The Global Director of Supply Chain will serve the business in the following capacity

  • Supply Chain Management… Globally responsible for sourcing execution, sales and operations planning, inventory management, and distribution availability.
  • Supply Chain Performance… Drive Key Supply Chain Process Indicators (KPI)… quality, cost, on-time delivery (to 98%+) and inventory turns management.
  • Supply Chain Assessment…Assess, track and leverage (internal and external) global supply chain capabilities to best meet the business’s commercial, financial, quality and service objectives
  • Manage Business Requirements... leverage business core competencies, translate business and product management objectives into supply chain deliverables
  • Lean Transformation… Transform supply chain organization leveraging Lean methodologies into sourcing, scheduling and planning (S+OP) and distribution availability.
  • Change Agent… Lead, facilitate, and manage continuous improvement methods across the entire supply chain organization.
  • Total Cost of Ownership…Develop appropriate supply chain strategies focused on Total Cost of Ownership modeling to best leverage internal and external supply chain resources (make versus buy)
  • Market Assessment…Assess, tack and communicate industry trends, competitive situations, commodity trends, and supply/demand situations to operations staff.
  • Project Management... Lead/manage projects related to improvements in supply chain performance and sourcing with sustainable results in service, quality and cost.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Requirements:

  • BS/BA with preference for technical discipline, or Supply Chain Management
  • MBA a plus
  • 10+ years of increasing responsibility in supply chain management - emphasis on consumer and commercial products
  • Strong Lean Enterprise experience - with a focus on supply chain management
  • Experience in a leadership role driving a culture of change and continuous improvement
  • Must be product, process and systems technically oriented.
  • Strong fiscal discipline, with the ability to prioritize and translate results into meaningful financial impact.
  • Knowledge of MRP / JDE systems
  • Certification/extensive training in Lean a plus
  • APICS Certification a plus

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:

  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Bias for action and change
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation / communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite – PowerPoint, Excel, Access
  • Outstanding organizational & prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure & deadlines in a fast-paced, ever changing open boundary-less environment
  • Customer focused attitude…recognition of all customer groups (external & internal)
  • Ability to manage and lead change
  • Ability to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflict to reach consensus and common goals



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The Avery Point Group, Inc.

Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting


The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.

With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.

Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.

Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.

Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.

posted by The Avery Point Group, Inc. @ 12:15 AM  

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lean Enterprise Manager - Midwest

Company: Confidential

Position: Lean Enterprise Manager

Location: Midwest

Reporting: Position reports to VP of Global Operations

Compensation: Excellent Compensation and benefit package

Relocation: Relocation Available

Company Profile:

Our client is leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer and commercial products servicing the mass retail, home center and commercial outlet markets.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

This is a key leadership position our client’s flagship non-union Midwestern plant, reporting directly to the operational leadership staff. This position will require an experienced Lean transformation leader, preferably with metal processing and batch manufacturing background and experience. This position requires a leader that is able to facilitate and drive change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal skills. Key to success in this position is the ability to work within the organization at all levels utilizing a very “hands on” approach to creating value and buy-in as the lead change facilitator for the operation’s Lean transformation.

  • This position will be responsible for managing and facilitating the site’s Lean initiative and strategy.
  • This position will provide leadership / mentoring / training to all levels of the organization on the use and practice of Lean methodology and tools (5S, Kaizen, SMED, “Design for Lean” etc…)
  • This position will support management in the development, planning and execution of a lean enterprise transformation strategy and metrics
  • This position will have responsibility for planning and assisting in the execution of various Lean transformation events targeted towards improving the business’s performance on safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • This position will focus on business performance improvements that yield zero accidents, defect free products, on demand and on time delivery, at the lowest cost.
  • This position will focus on business performance that constantly strives to eliminate waste, improve customer satisfaction, and increase market share via the use of Lean tools and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • This position will act as a key driver of change within the business, supporting management/cross functional decisions by communicating the enterprise-wide changes to employees and helping them to learn, understand, adjust and grow with the business’s Lean transformation.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirements:

  • BS Technical Engineering Degree
  • 5-7 Years experience in Lean Manufacturing implantation and facilitation
  • Advanced Training in Lean Manufacturing, 5s, SMED, and other continuous improvement methodologies
  • Materials processing experience / background
  • Operations/process leadership experience

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:

  • Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills
  • Tenacity and energy in leading change towards an effective work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and process focus
  • Progressive, flexible and team oriented person required.



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The Avery Point Group, Inc.

Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting


The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.

With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.

Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.

Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.

Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.

posted by The Avery Point Group, Inc. @ 11:25 PM  

Global Productivity Programs Manager - (Lean Focus)

Company: Confidential

Position: Global Productivity Programs Manager

Location: Midwest

Reporting: Position reports to VP of Global Operations

Compensation: Excellent Compensation and benefit package

Relocation: Relocation Available



Company Profile:

Our client is leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer and commercial products servicing the mass retail, home center and commercial outlet markets.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

This is a key leadership position within our client’s supply chain and manufacturing operation, reporting directly to the VP of Global Operations. This position will require a candidate with a solid background in program and project leadership experience to help drive the business’s productivity initiatives, preferably with a metals processing and batch manufacturing background. This position requires a leader that is able to facilitate and drive productivity initiatives in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal skills. Key to success in this position is the ability to work within the organization at all levels to identify projects that help achieve strategic business initiatives and cost reduction opportunities within manufacturing and supply chain operations. This role will be responsible for

  • Project management of key initiatives and cost reduction programs. Manage and drive projects to completion, while maintaining project time line and established budgets.
  • Develop business trackers, reports and metrics to report to senior corporate management
  • Drive cost improvements using cross functional approaches and translating product strategy into productivity gains or procurement activities.
  • Track progress and identify potential barriers to project completion. Develop methods of eliminating major barriers to achieve cost improvement and productivity goals. Work with global operations teams to revise project commitments if necessary.
  • Use intelligent sourcing strategies taking site overhead and capacity implications into consideration.
  • Act as liaison with many different key players including commodity teams, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Procurement, Marketing, other branches and vendors.
  • Manage cost improvement/lean manufacturing activities to meet quarterly financial productivity commitments. Projects must be identified and tracked, to continually improve the 4-wall operating costs, including material, labor, and base costs…requires close relationship with the finance team to ensure that the projects are delivering the expected returns.
  • Track and report inflation, primarily commodities, within our client’s flagship plant and other locations to ensure that inflation risk is completely understood in the business and can be pro-actively addressed via productivity or pricing actions.


Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirements:

  • BS degree Engineering or Business / M.S. Advanced Degree preferred
  • ·5-7 Years plus experience in a manufacturing environment (manufacturing, engineering, materials/procurement, etc.)
  • Advanced Training in Lean Manufacturing, 5s, SMED, and other continuous improvement methodologies a plus
  • Materials processing experience / background
  • Strong financial understanding of 4 wall operating costs and productivity modeling


Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:

  • Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills
  • Strong leadership skills to drive projects from conception to completion in a cross-functional environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and mathematical skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and project management skills
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of business financials
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, MS Power Point required



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The Avery Point Group, Inc.

Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting


The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.

With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.

Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.

Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.

Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.

posted by The Avery Point Group, Inc. @ 10:51 PM  

Monday, March 10, 2008

Manager of Operational Excellence - Boston

Company: Confidential

Position: Manager of Operational Excellence

Location: Boston Area

Reporting: Director of Operational Excellence

Compensation: Based on experience + Bonus

Relocation: Relocation Offered

Client Company / Company Profile:

Our client is a multi-billion dollar, global medical equipment company that is either number 1 or number 2 in most of its market segments. Strong record of growth and profitability.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

This is a Six Sigma Operational Excellence role focused on the identification and implementation of process changes that deliver costs savings and improve revenue and profit in alignment with our client’s strategic objectives. This role will responsible for training and mentoring project teams on proper use of six sigma methodologies and tools. Initial projects will be related to transactional processes and will impact the following cross functional business to include service, sales and R+D.

  • Service: improve the product Returns process and profitability of contract customers.
  • Sales Operations: improve product placement and compliance processes.
  • R&D and Manufacturing: improve the quality and serviceability of products through design changes or lower-cost vendors.
  • Effectively train/coach Green and Black Belts in the application and knowledge of the six sigma methodology, tools and techniques.
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities to improve transactional processes that reduce costs and/or improve revenue and increase margins, and validate impact with Finance teams.
  • Define projects, structure and lead project teams, collect data, conduct analyses, define and implement sustainable solutions.
  • Influence cross-functional owners in Quality, Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Service.
  • Partner with other OPEX staff to drive project synergies and cross-business impact.
  • Present updates to senior management on behalf of functional project teams.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or quantitative business field.
  • MS in industrial engineering/management, operations research, applied statistics/mathematics or quality engineering is a plus.
  • Certified Black Belt/Master Black Belt.
  • 5-10 years of business experience in Operations improvement, Financial Audit or Six Sigma roles.
  • Extensive experience in successful process improvement and project management through the application of Lean, Six Sigma & Design Excellence methodologies.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering cost and profit improvement solutions across multiple functional areas.




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The Avery Point Group, Inc.

Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting


The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.

With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.

Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.

Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.

Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.

posted by The Avery Point Group, Inc. @ 8:57 PM  

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lean Enterprise Manager ( Southeastern US)

Company: Confidential

Position: Lean Enterprise Manager

Location: Southeast

Reporting: Operations Executive

Compensation: Excellent Compensation with Bonus

Relocation: Relocation offered

Company Profile:

Market leading specialty materials company

Position Description and Responsibilities:

This is a key leadership position at our client’s flagship operation, reporting directly to the operational leadership staff. This position will require an experienced Lean transformation leader, preferably with continuous process materials background and experience. This position requires a leader that is able to facilitate and drive change in a fast paced and “ever changing” environment leveraging his/her strong interpersonal skills. Key to success in this position is the ability to work within the organization at all levels utilizing a very hands on approach to creating value and buy-in as the lead change facilitator for the operation’s Lean transformation.

  • This position will be responsible for managing and facilitating the site’s Lean initiative and strategy.
  • This position will provide leadership / mentoring / training to all levels of the organization on the use and practice of Lean methodology and tools (5S, Kaizen, SMED, “Design for Lean” etc…)
  • This position will support management in the development, planning and execution of a lean enterprise transformation strategy and metrics
  • This position will have responsibility for planning and assisting in the execution of various Lean transformation events targeted towards improving the business’s performance on safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • This position will focus on business performance improvements that yield zero accidents, defect free products, on demand and on time delivery, at the lowest cost.
  • This position will focus on business performance that constantly strives to eliminate waste, improve customer satisfaction, and increase market share via the use of Lean tools and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • This position will act as a key driver of change within the business, supporting management/cross functional decisions by communicating the enterprise-wide changes to employees and helping them to learn, understand, adjust and grow with the business’s Lean transformation.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirements:

  • BS Technical Engineering Degree
  • 5-7 Years experience in Lean Manufacturing implantation and facilitation
  • Advanced Training in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, 5s, SMED, and other continuous improvement methodologies
  • Materials processing experience / background
  • Operations/process leadership experience

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:

  • Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills
  • Tenacity and energy in leading change towards an effective work environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and process focus
  • Progressive, flexible and team oriented person required.




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The Avery Point Group, Inc.

Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting


The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.

With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.

Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.

Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.

Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.

posted by The Avery Point Group, Inc. @ 9:47 PM  

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Managing Director Healthcare Practice (Lean & Six Sigma)

Company: Confidential

Position: Managing Director Healthcare Practice

Location: Location Flexible

Reporting: CEO

Compensation: Outstanding Base salary – Commensurate with Experience with Bonus up to 30% of Base

Relocation: Location Flexible

Position Type: Full Time - Permanent

Company Profile:

Our client is a rapidly growing service industry focused consulting firm that is affiliated of a highly respected globally recognized consulting company that is seeking to leverage its strong growth in the service sector by adding experienced Lean and Six Sigma talent to their organization. This is a great opportunity with an organization that is focused on continuous development and training of their consultant staff.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

Our client is looking for a candidate who has demonstrated the ability to achieve results in a fast-paced, high growth environment within the healthcare process improvement consulting industry. The Practice Leader will have full responsibility for continuing the rapid growth of our client in healthcare area as well as take their practice to a new level. This individual will report directly to the CEO and work with business development, marketing and our client’s global delivery teams to sustain their current growth in the domestic US while also assisting in their international expansion. Key responsibilities include marketing, business development, engagement management and technical materials development. This role will partner with the CEO and Director of Business Development as well as work with the leadership team in translating business strategy into business results.

This role will have responsibility for coordinating all marketing activities including the following:

  • Establish and implement a Healthcare business development strategy for the business
  • Prioritize and oversee marketing and PR related activities tied to the practice focus areas; develop partner relationships
  • Develop our client as a leader in Healthcare performance improvement consulting
  • Create white papers, articles and brochures for publishing in support of marketing needs
  • Set strategy for large engagements, oversee progress and maintain strong business relationships with key healthcare clients
  • Identify and qualify business opportunities, lead client development sessions that position our client for proposing effective winning solutions; draft and negotiate proposals

This position is based in the US, with up to 80% travel possible including some international.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or Healthcare Administration
  • Master’s Degree in a healthcare field (MPH, MPA, MBA, or equivalent) preferred
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma MBB certification preferred
  • 5 - 8+ years Healthcare experience
  • Executive level consulting experience
  • 5+ years experience applying Lean Six Sigma in healthcare
  • Record of success as a “change agent” with success in implementing Lean and Six Sigma principles
  • Project management experience
  • History of managing and being held accountable to targeted results
  • Proven capability to work with people at all levels of an organization

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills: courage, decision quality, listening, initiative, drive for results, customer focus, integrity, and ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Executive level communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong customer orientation; able to influence and negotiate
  • Dynamic facilitator
  • Outstanding ability to collect, analyze and interpret both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications




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The Avery Point Group, Inc.

Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting


The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.

With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.

Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.

Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.

Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.

posted by The Avery Point Group, Inc. @ 10:56 PM  

Manager – Global Supply Chain Projects (Lean & Six Sigma in Focus)

Company: Confidential

Position: Manager – Global Supply Chain Projects

Location: North Western - US

Reporting: Director – Global Supply Chain

Compensation: Excellent Compensation based on Experience

Relocation: Relocation offered

Company Profile:

Our client is a fast growing, market leading, global capital equipment manufacturer with revenue quickly approaching $200MM.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

This is a key leadership position within our client’s supply chain organization, reporting directly to the Director of Global Supply Chain. This position will require an experienced supply chain projects leader, preferably with capital equipment or custom system integration background and experience. This role will be responsible for integrating supply chain best practices and continuous improvement into our client’s new product development projects by designing the value stream required deliver quality products to market on schedule and on cost targets.

  • This role will coordinate with both marketing and engineering on development projects with internal/external manufacturing activities including: identifying, assessing, and selecting site locations, new suppliers, initiating commercial manufacturing, and monitoring and controlling critical project characteristics. This person will assist in the execution of our clients overall manufacturing strategy, with specific focus on the role of External Manufacturing and logistics for our client new product introduction objectives.
  • This role will serve as an Operations Core Team Member on new product development projects, enable effective and creative use of supplier resources in design and development activities, perform internal competence assessments and conduct Make versus Buy analysis for new and existing products.
  • This role will write, and submit request for proposals (RFP) and/or request for quotations (RFQ), and co-ordinate with key operations and supply chain team members to integrate new products into existing manufacturing strategies and key supply sources.
  • The role will receive and review bids from prospective Suppliers, make and solicit recommendations on supplier selection, and coordinate the development and negotiation of Supply and Distribution Agreements with internal/external stakeholders. This individual will conduct on-site assessments of External Manufacturers, ensuring continued adherence to our client’s standards for quality, compliance, labor, and ethical conduct.
  • This role will perform capability analyses and value-stream mapping of the supply chain and provide analytical and problem solving supply chain support for key new product introductions. This role will indirectly manage Buyer/Planners with on-time forecasting and order completion as it relates to new product introductions and support.
  • This role will represent the Global Supply Chain on new product development, product enhancement, or cost reduction teams. Drive completion of all supply chain activities required for meeting schedules and new product objectives (cost, time to market).

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Engineering, Materials Management or equivalent.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive procurement experience.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of planning and scheduling experience in manufacturing environment with products that have multiple bills of material and multiple process of production.
  • CPIM, CRP or Six Sigma certification preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of procurement principles, theories and processes.
  • A minimum 10 years materials or manufacturing experience
  • Cross-functional business team environment experience preferred
  • Strong negotiation skills with a proven track record in cost reduction and control.
  • Previous experience in Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing disciplines a plus.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:

  • Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and process focus
  • Progressive, flexible and team oriented person required.
  • Must have good memory, recall and be detail oriented.
  • Must be able to use sound judgment (problem resolution skills) in the execution of daily tasks.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Travel – May require some domestic and international travel – approx. 25%



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The Avery Point Group, Inc.

Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting


The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.

With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.

Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.

Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.

Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.

posted by The Avery Point Group, Inc. @ 12:52 AM  

Lean Six Sigma Program Director - Global Multi Plant

Company: Confidential

Position: Lean Six Sigma Program Director

Location: MidAtlantic State

Reporting: Global Project Manager / Director

Compensation: Excellent Compensation with Bonus

Relocation: Relocation offered

Company Profile:

Our client is a division of a multi billion dollar global energy company and a dominate player in their alternative energy market space. With decades of experience in their field, this high growth division (5 fold growth projected over the next 7 - 10 years) is at the forefront of their market with technical developments that are driving improved efficiency, reliability and cost for their global customer base.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

Our client seeks an expert in Lean and Six Sigma to facilitate this business division’s global continuous improvement effort focused on creating a world class manufacturing environment. Solid experience with leading both Lean and Six Sigma integrated continuous improvement efforts in a manufacturing setting is a must.

  • In this role the ideal candidate will deliver aggressive increments of OEE, yield and quality levels in our plants globly
  • Identify and facilitate continuous improvement efforts in each one of the plants in association with the local Plant management to exercise step improvement in operational excellence.
  • Create and implement a business system that shows program progress, plant performance against objectives and benchmark performance against best in class together with drivers of these values.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirements

  • BS Technical Engineering Degree
  • Strong project management and plant turnaround track record
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and/or Six-Sigma implementation.
  • Experience in leading by influence and motivating a multi-layer team.
  • Demonstrated change management track record, preferably including operations turnarounds.
  • Multicultural awareness and experience
  • Ability to innovate and communicate ideas effectively.
  • Experience in successfully leading improvement programs in a manufacturing/operations context

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:

  • Strong impact and influencing skills required to shape and lead the business.
  • Persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and process focus.
  • Progressive, flexible and team oriented person.
  • Strong project management
  • Qualification and/or experience in Quality Systems, Lean Manufacturing
  • Value Added Management, Quality Improvement Process philosophies, and QA, Safety and Environmental auditing.
  • Understanding of Financial KPIs in manufacturing (costing, variance, ppv, etc…)



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The Avery Point Group, Inc.

Leveraging Lean & Six Sigma in Executive Search and Recruiting


The Avery Point Group provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, operational excellence, plant management, operations management, supply chain management, and finance. As executive recruiters our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies.

With our Lean Six Sigma approach, experience and global perspective, we stand out from other executive search firms and add significant value for our clients in their search for leadership talent. Unlike other recruiting firms, we truly speak the language of our clients and candidates.

Our Lean Sigma Approach: Search excellence starts with the sound foundation of a well defined and consistent search methodology. Our Lean Sigma Search™ process incorporates a unique Lean Six Sigma approach to filling our clients’ staffing needs. Each phase of our executive search value stream process is designed to eliminate waste in order to move the search and recruiting process along efficiently and effectively, thus enabling us to exceed our clients’ expectations and requirements.

Our Experience: With our team’s decades of operations experience, we are uniquely qualified to help our clients find, assess and recruit leadership talent. Our key principals have held senior-level director, VP and Lean Six Sigma positions in manufacturing, distribution and service-based Fortune 500 companies. Our principals are Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean trained by globally recognized industry leading companies and have real-world, practical experience in their application. As subject matter experts in the recruiting of Lean, Six Sigma and operations talent, our firm has been featured in leading industry trade magazines such as: Quality Progress, Quality Digest and IndustryWeek.

Our Global Perspective: Our key principals have managed global operations and led key initiatives in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Our principals, with their global perspective, understand what it takes to find, assess and recruit talent for companies to succeed in today’s global economy.

posted by The Avery Point Group, Inc. @ 12:40 AM  


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