Share this Job

Operational Excellence (OpEx) Director- Remote

Dallas, TX, US, 75244

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
OBE Corporate

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is the leading supplier of value-added, glazing-focused, interior, and exterior products and services. We design, engineer, test, and manufacture solutions in engineered curtain walls, storefronts, and entrances, architectural glass, shower enclosures, glazing hardware, windows, railings, and more.


The OpEx Director role with us isn’t just a job - it’s an awesome job.  We are hiring builders at OBE.  And we ask our Managers to be just that- Managers. We want to lean into your expertise to help us get better. We will give you what you need to manage your employees and your business, and you will get to lead, every single day.


This role supports our operations in the Southern US and can be located anywhere in the assigned territory.  The job is perfect for the individual who approaches their work in a professional manner and who loves to lead a dynamic team. If that sounds like you, come join this industry leader!



Job Summary

The OpEx Director is responsible for developing the operational excellence system (OpEx) and coaching/leading continuous improvement activities across multiple sites. This is a functional role reporting to the VP of Operational Excellence and part of the OpEx team.  The OpEx Director will have dotted line supervisory responsibility for the OpEx Managers at the sites.  



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Drive efforts to achieve zero harm, improve quality, reduce waste, maximize process performance and develop our employees through the execution of the OBE operational excellence system.


  • Develop corporate and regional OpEx roll out strategy, initiatives, activities, coaching and training
  • Coach and challenge plants/functions in the development and execution of their OpEx strategy
  • Conduct training, lead/support workshops and events
  • Identify improvement areas and coordinate/lead specific projects
  • Monitor progress and coach and challenge as needed
  • Drive operational excellence principles such as constraint management, one-piece flow production, pull systems, workplace organization and setup reduction
  • Facilitate networking and best practice sharing between sites


Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and five years of in-depth operational excellence or Lean experience


  • Extensive training in operational excellence/Lean and quality systems
  • Experience working in a mature lean environment
  • Previous experience leading a Lean transformation for factories and their supply chain flows


Skills and Capabilities


  • High degree of technical aptitude with a demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes, logistics flows, quality processes and shop floor management
  • Practical experience leading continuous improvement events and teaching and coaching Lean tools
  • Previous experience developing and implementing quality systems
  • Experience with process automation is preferred
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to teach, coach and persuade
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as strong planning and organization skills with a high attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Results oriented and able to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Self-reliant and motivated to lead change


Additional Requirements

  • Frequent travel is required





What OBE Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About OBE


OBE has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of family businesses, regional companies, and large enterprises that together form the OBE family. OBE operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


OBE is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link


Date Posted:  May 12, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Manager, Supply, Design Engineer, Logistics, Supply Chain, Management, Operations, Engineering