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Manager, JCMS/CI & Network Optimization, APAC L&D

Quality & Continuous Improvement
WD30082399274 Requisition #

What you will do


The manager JCMS, CI & Network Optimization, APAC for Logistics & Distribution (L&D) will be responsible for successfully leading a team which provide exceptional value to improve operations and reduce cost.  You will specifically create strategies, tools, systems and processes by directing, implementing, and maintaining the Johnson Controls Manufacturing System (JCMS) and Continuous Improvement (CI) Program within the BT&S organization.  This is achieved through direct and influential leadership of teams, partnership with L&D Distribution Center leads, and with a primary focus in logistics & distribution. 

In addition you will have principal ownership for business case development, program management, training and facilitating for footprint projects including the startup, shutdown and movement of Logistics & Distribution facilities.

How you will do it

  • Leads the implementation and ongoing improvement of the Johnson Controls Manufacturing System to enable excellence in business performance in all APAC Logistics and Distribution locations for the BT&S business.
  • Partner with Logistics and Distribution Director for APAC, and other leaders in distribution centers, to create both strategic and tactical plans ensuring the DCs are highly efficient, focused on continuous improvement and delivering year-over-year cost reductions. 
  • Establish and leverage open communication with leaders throughout L&D, plants, and procurement for idea generation and cross sharing.
  • Support identification of standard metrics to be tracked globally, gaps in Metrics, and work with DC team members to establish and execute improvement strategies.
  • Deploy approved tools/systems and assure consistent/standardized processes are maintained among the DCs.
  • Establish global best practice standards and tools as well as train, coach and support their institutionalization and use by the organization.
  • Attend monthly DC Reviews with Operations leaders to review Scorecard, Ranking & Trend reports, CI Project status & Action Plans.  You will provide support & allocate CI resources to highest opportunity projects.
  • Plan, schedule and chair regional Continuous Improvement meetings.

·        Formulate network strategy for Logistics & Distribution (L&D) network and lead identification & prioritization of regional initiatives

  • Serve as a conduit to PBU and Regional leadership for stakeholder engagement related to initiatives
  • Provides overall program and portfolio management for L&D network and ensures all projects are adequately planned to achieve target KPIs and financial objectives
  • Lead, coach and develop Logistics & Distribution Project Managers for the region.
  • Project manage L&D projects as needed to support the business.
  • Leads weekly regional reviews and ensures project scorecards and project updates are completed weekly.
  • Ensures proper approvals and delegation of authority are followed for all footprint projects.
  • Ensures Footprint Playbook process is deployed for all footprint projects including gate deliverables.

What we look for

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or Supply Chain plus a minimum of 8 years DC operations or Logistics or Supply Chain experience; focus on development of skills in continuous improvement, quality and/or operations process improvement 
  • Master’s Degree preferred: Business or Engineering or Supply Chain
  • Demonstrated ability to influence leaders and teams to positive results within a matrix organization 
  • Strong background in supply chain process improvement, LEAN methodologies, Six Sigma approach and network optimization.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build business partnerships, strong teams and develop talent.  
  • Previous experience in a lead or supervisory role with responsibility for the productivity or development of others. 

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