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Cummins Inc. Operations Excellence Leader in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Operations Excellence Leader


Operations Excellence Leader

Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems.We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That’s what #LifeAtCummins is all about.We are looking for a talented Operations Excellence Leader to join our team specializing in Manufacturing for our Components Business Segment in Madison, WI.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Provides Operations Excellence support for small plants/sites new to Operations Excellence or reporting to COS Program Manager - Senior. Guides and coaches to support progression towards a World Class Manufacturing organization under the guiding principles of the Cummins Operating System (COS) and the Operations Excellence Key Processes described in the Operations Excellence Guidelines.

  • Leads improvement for the overall effectiveness of one or more functions. Consults and supports processes, capabilities, systems and data for the function aligned to end-to-end value stream performance goals. Partners to drive improvement activities within the function to deliver performance objectives of impacted value streams and improve outcomes for customers.

  • Leads by applying the knowledge of Operations Excellence principles and practices as they are applied to Cummins.Impacts the work by utilizing continuous improvement tools, following the Cummins Operations Excellence standards, and leading the development of manufacturing standards and working methods.

  • Leads the communications with and influences key stakeholders, business leaders, and functional members.

  • Maintains relationships and coaches key stakeholders. Coordinates the creation of plant maturity goals in collaboration with business leaders, other functional leaders and end-to-end process owners.

  • Executes the Corporate Operations Excellence Strategy and roadmap to achieve plant maturity goals.

  • Coaches business leaders, other functional leaders to proactively identify real issues and opportunities, develop prioritized improvement initiatives and coach them through to successful implementation.

  • Contributes by utilizing business knowledge and experience to identify growth opportunities for the functions internal to plant to improve outcomes for the customer.

  • Works alongside end to end process owners and operations excellence peers to prioritize continuous improvement efforts for the plant.

  • Leads projects in a cross-functional environment.

  • Leads and/or coaches complex manufacturing issues and provides solutions across the Cummins network.

  • Contributes to improvements that are measurable and significant.

  • Leads and participates in knowledge sharing to develop plant subject-matter expertise in one or more functions. Championing and leading continuous and step-change improvement.



  • Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Optimizes work processes - Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

  • Drives engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.

  • Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.

  • Situational adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

  • Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

  • Continuous Process Improvement - Recognizes areas in which a process can be improved by properly implementing process improvement and waste reduction methodologies to reduce process cost and improve quality in current manufacturing processes.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • College, university or equivalent degree, or equivalent practical experience required.

  • This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


  • Intermediate level of relevant work experience, including manufacturing or manufacturing plant experience, team leadership experience, preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree focused on engineering, business or similar is required.

  • 5 years of related professional experience is required, automotive would be preferred.

  • Industrial Engineering and/or Lean Manufacturing experience is required.

  • Project and change management experience is required.

  • Problem-solving and six sigma experience is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Base Salary range commensurate with experience, range: $84,000 - $126,000. Please note that the salary range provided is a good faith estimate on the applicable range. The final salary offer will be determined after considering relevant factors, including a candidate’s qualifications and experience, where appropriate.” Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage, and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Wisconsin-Madison-US, WI, Mineral Point, FGD Nelson Plant

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Nov 16, 2023, 10:00:00 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Cummins Emission Solutions

Role Category Onsite

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 23000AN4