• Posted on: Nov 16, 2022
  • Location: Syracuse, NY
  • Job ID: ac973667
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: Nov 16, 2022
  • Location: Syracuse, NY
  • Job ID: ac973667
  • Type: Full Time

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We are seeking a Black Belt / Performance Excellence Leader to work in partnership with leadership and employees at our Mill. This individual will lead the Performance Excellence program focusing on continuous improvement utilizing Lean-Six Sigma Tools and Methodology.

The position will require working effectively across all levels of the organization to translate sustainable process improvements into financial results. The BB/PE Leader will coach and support part-time Belts on projects, and coordinate leadership efforts to enhance the Mill’s Daily Management System. 



  • Work with mill leadership in the identification and alignment of mill productivity priorities, business needs, and project opportunities.
  • Lead multidisciplinary teams in process and systems improvement projects that result in significant financial impact.
  • Coach and mentor multiple Yellow, Green and Black Belts per year.
  • Identify Lean-Six Sigma training candidates and support local and corporate training programs.
  • Work effectively with operations to translate process improvement findings into production specifications and standard work.
  • Maintain project documentation within the project and daily management systems.
  • Support business unit or divisional initiatives.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant industry experience with progressive growth in leadership and business.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute complex projects in fast paced and dynamic environments using and teaching Lean-Six Sigma Tools and Methodology.
  • Capability to coach, teach, and mentor technical and non-technical knowledge to hourly and salaried employees to drive business results.
  • Strong financial acumen to create models used to support project selection and determine net project value to the P&L.
  • Driven with a sense of urgency to achieve results.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills from the shop floor to executive level.
  • Skilled decision maker and systematic problem solver.
  • Ability to positively influence, persuade and build teams.
  • Average of 25% travel.