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ABEL Coperion Red Valve Rotex Batesville Batesville

Senior Director, Hillenbrand Operating Model

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Position Summary

The Senior Director, Hillenbrand Operating Model (HOM) in conjunction with the Segment and corporate leadership has responsibility for the continued development, promotion and strategically aligned implementation of the company’s business model designed to drive world-class results in customer satisfaction, quality, on-time delivery, customer-value, organic growth, and ultimately operating financial performance. This candidate will provide the thought leadership, strategic direction, and tactical implementation leadership and support for the development and advancement of HOM across Segment.

Success in the role is tied directly to effectiveness of HOM implementation and business operating performance:

•Self-sustaining HOM application and outcomes

•Appropriate HOM metrics and tracking

•Development of HOM toolkit capability within Segment

This role has significant travel and therefore, relocation is not required as long as the selected candidate is located near a major airport and within a few hours driving distance of a key site. Ideal locations include Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte or Kansas City.

About Us

Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with multiple leading brands that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand’s portfolio is composed of two business segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service highly engineered industrial equipment around the world. Batesville is a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under “HI.”

Coperion (a Hillenbrand company) is a world market and technology leader for compounding & extrusion, feeding & weighing, bulk material handling and service for various industries

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following

•Contributes in the definition and development of Segment’s long-term business strategy. Lead the development of the operational excellence plan in support of Segment’s overall strategy.

•Drives and manages the and Strategic Deployment plan (SDP), including the development and review of key performance indicators (KPI)

•Drives a robust process and mindset around root cause and countermeasure problem solving in support of meeting company objectives

•Develops and leads Segment kaizen roadmap in support of Segment’s overall strategy

•Executes Lean continuous improvement initiatives to improve on-time delivery, cost, quality and safety through the deployment of VSM, standard work, pull systems, SMED, transactional process improvement, etc.

•Ensures the deployment and develop/train capability in the use of the appropriate HOM lean and growth tools.

•Develops and leads growth continuous improvement initiatives through the deployment of VOC, value selling, sales funnel management, value pricing, PLCM, rapid innovation, etc.

•Ensures that a depth of high quality manufacturing talent exists throughout Segment. Assists in selecting, developing, leading and coaching the team with the goal of meeting/exceeding targeted goals. Partners with HR to develop on-boarding materials, training, and rotational programs.

•Partner with President and function heads to build and maintain a culture of continuous operational improvement that permeates all areas of the company.

•Coach/develop site functional leaders and their staffs to identify, understand and implement lean manufacturing and growth best practices and achieve continuously improving levels of safety, quality, delivery, inventory, cost, innovation and growth

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position may or may not have any direct supervisory responsibilities.


Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Engineering or related science from a college or university; 5 years of leadership experience; and 8 to 10 years related functional experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Advanced degree in Manufacturing/Engineering or an MBA is a distinct advantage


•Accurately assess businesses from a “general manager’s” point of view and set priorities for improvement

•Ability to design, develop and execute lean business system roadmaps for Segment

•Demonstrated knowledge leading multiple complex projects simultaneously

•Ability to design, develop and measure Key Performance Indicators that tie to a segment’s strategy

•Demonstrated knowledge of, and familiarity with, a variety of TPS/Lean Sigma tools including but are not limited to: VSM, Standard Work, Pull Systems & Kanban, SIOP, Daily Management, 5S/Visual Management, 3P, SMED, TPM, Transactional Process Improvement, Variation Reduction Kaizen & Six Sigma, etc…. Black Belt certification is desirable but not required

•Demonstrated knowledge of, and familiarity with, a variety of Growth tools including but are not limited to: VOC, Sales Funnel, Value Selling, Value Pricing, Advanced New Product Introduction, Product Life- Cycle Management, etc.

•Computer Skills: Intermediate Microsoft Office required


•Employee must be able to travel 50% of the time both domestically and internationally

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

At Coperion, a Hillenbrand company, we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veteran


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