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Requisition ID:  20755
Job Location(s): 

Baltimore, MD, US

Job Description

Danfoss Business System (DBS) is looking for a Transformation Lead to manage global projects and drive change management initiatives across various Danfoss factories, mainly in US. You will be working in a truly multicultural environment with highly, qualified colleagues from all over the world. As Transformation Lead, you will be assigned to a specific project in a Danfoss factory for up to 6 months. You will be leading the activities on-site potentially covering the entire value chain to achieve strong contribution margin improvements. You will provide support and coaching for leaders and systematically spread best practice using Lean and the Six Sigma approach along with other quality/improvement tools.
 
We operate wherever our companies, partners and customers are, and therefore it is important that you have the flexibility and willingness to travel 100% and to work in all of our factories globally.
 

Job Responsibilities

Secure performance in the plant in terms of safety, quality, delivery and cost
Develop and manage manufacturing operations to achieve “Manufacturing Excellence”
Provide leadership vision and performance coaching to the operations team to ensure that goals are achieved, and that bench strength is improved to facilitate succession planning
Drive and improve results by leveraging lean tools, consulting skills and change management processes
Challenge and support factory and divisional management to drive a culture of high performance and continuous improvement
Create long term activity roadmaps and lean transformation projects for our factories incl. Kaizen and step change projects 
We offer you a challenging position where you will be able to utilize your current experience. You will become part of an inspiring work and learning environment with deeply committed and motivated colleagues, and we will give you every opportunity to further develop yourself and advance in your career.
 

Background & Skills

To be considered for this position, you have a Master’s degree in engineering, business or equivalent combined with extensive plant and operational managerial experience from a production/manufacturing setting as well as hands-on experience in implementing change projects. It is essential that you have a commitment to diversity of thought, inclusion and a global/international mindset and experience. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to navigate a large and complex corporate organization while maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit. You are a strong team player and an inspirational leader possessing technical credibility and presence, with the ability to quickly gain the confidence of your team, your peers and management. You will exhibit a unique blend of strategic vision, functional excellence and execution success.
 
Furthermore, we expect that you:

Are an effective communicator and consensus builder across key stakeholders
Have strong focus on collaboration with a wider network (part of your DNA)
Have an instinct for impact and a taste for stretched targets
Understand lean and related areas (six sigma, TPM, TPS)
Have a mindset of continuously challenging your peers and your self
Are fluent in English, both orally and in writing 
As a person you are result-driven and your work style is fact-based and well-structured. Your strong and decisive personality, well-developed interpersonal skills and can-do attitude enables you to solve complex problems and create a sustainable impact.

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

 

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

 


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore