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OpEx Leader - Lancaster, CA

Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: Lancaster, CA, US, 93535

Company: REV Group, Inc.

Since 1965 Lance has been building America's most popular truck campers. And today, many of them are still on the road - a true testament to the company's philosophy that Quality Comes First. Now Lance is making its mark with travel trailers that are quickly becoming the new ultra-light towable of choice.

Based in California - the nation's most demanding state for building safe products - Lance manufactures from a State-of-the-Art Production Facility - a 141,000 square foot, 22 acre campus - campus because Lance continues to learn from its dealers and from every single customer who provides ongoing feedback for improvement and new product design.

 

As the parent company of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands, REV Group connects and protects communities around the clock and around the world with a lineup of vehicles that have long served the fire and emergency, commercial infrastructure and consumer leisure markets. Together, these vehicle brands have manufactured more than 300,000+ vehicles in service today — a bumper-to-bumper feat that stretches from New York City to Dallas. Among REV’s lineup of brands, you’ll find vehicles that help fight fires, transport patients to emergency rooms, move freight in the world's ports, offer mobility to people with disabilities, carry children safely from home to school and unite families across the country.

The REV Group/Lance Camper OpEx Leader will be focused on leading continuous improvement projects that support the Lance Camper business goals through the Goal Deployment Process (GDP). Improvement projects will involve departments such as Sales, Engineering, Purchasing, and Operations. The OpEx Leader will facilitate improved outcomes of processes to drive efficiencies, reduce cost, and increase customer satisfaction.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The REV/Lance OpEx Leader will work with Lance's Director of Operations to execute/facilitate improvement projects.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects through focused Kaizens to achieve measured results and targeted hard savings.
  • Conduct root cause analysis to eliminate waste, troubleshoot manufacturing and assembly issues, material flow, and informational inputs that may lead to inefficiencies.
  • Coach and train both hourly and salary employees on any specific related OpEx improvements.
  • Help support and develop a culture that promotes operational excellence and continuous improvements.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate the scope of projects and report to upper management with weekly status reports.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and drive project activities, manage project risks, issues, changes, and resources, and take corrective actions when necessary. Decides and initiates action.
  • Provides the project team with a clear sense of direction, motivating and empowering them to initiate sustainable improvements to their current processes and work environments.
  • Build teamwork through engagement and aligns team members by tying to individual and collective goals.
  • Evaluate and close the project, identify and analyze lessons learned, archive project documents, and hand over the project to customer and/or process owner.
  • Provide insights regarding quantitative and qualitative developments using periodical reports and/or analyses

 

REQUIREMENTS (education, experience, travel, physical, work environment):

  • Bachelor’s degree, preference for Engineering, technical or finance-related degrees or 5-10 years experience in Operations
  • Solid awareness of operations and business processes.
  • Passion for change and continuous improvement, must be self-motivated, have initiative, and have a positive attitude.
  • Able to train and impart knowledge to others and to learn quickly
  • Proven ability to plan and prioritize work through basic project management skills
  • Demonstrated high-performance levels and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Team management skills and the capability to lead change
  • Able to work effectively across different organizational levels, from shop floor to Spartan management

 

REV/LANCE OpEx LEADER QUALITIES:

  • Customer Advocacy.  ALPs should readily communicate their understanding of customer needs.
  • Passion. Must be self-motivated, have initiative, and have a positive attitude.
  • Change Management Leadership. Have demonstrated performance as a change agent in the past, regardless of their job duties.
  • Communication. OpEx Leaders are effective communicators, essential for the many roles they serve: trainers, coaches, and mentors.
  • Business Acumen. OpEx Leaders should have the business knowledge and the ability to link projects and desired business results.
  • Project Management. Knowledge of project management fundamentals and experience managing projects is essential.
  • Technical Aptitude.  Proficient in the use of tools such as Microsoft Office to analyze data, create reports and presentations.
  • Team Player and Leader. OpEx Leaders must possess the ability to lead, work with teams, be part of a team, and understand team dynamics (forming, storming, norming, performing).
  • Result Oriented. OpEx Leaders are expected to perform and produce tangible financial results for the business. They must be hard working and quick to demonstrate success.
  • Fun. OpEx Leaders should enjoy their jobs if they are passionate.  They must also be creative in how to engage and motivate as well as reward their teams and fundamentally make the project work fun and rewarding.

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles