John M

Senior Manager, Functional Excellence


Senior Manager, Functional Excellence

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SUMMARY Results-oriented West Point Graduate and business leader with 25 years of diverse leadership and industry experience in implementing enterprise solutions and leveraging lean six sigma and project management methodology to improve process efficiencies and operations. Multi-unit management experience and ability to lead large teams to excellence. Very strong ability to communicate to all levels of management and field operators, aligning business needs with solutions to achieve strategic goals. Excellent skillsets to coach, lead and motivate team members by developing strong personal relationships. Tremendous experience in capturing requirements, translating them into effective needs to grow business and relentlessly execute strategic plan. 2016 - Present (Contract) Crawford Construction and Development Charleston, SC Program/Project Manager 1. Manage $30M construction project responsible for erecting 17 multi-use upscale buildings and development of 27 acres of wetlands in North Charleston city limits. 1. Responsible for managing the proposal to city council, planning board and building departments for rezoning the property from R2 residential to B2 commercial and assuring 100% code compliance . 1. Direct a team of 37 (general contractors and subcontractors) in all phases of the infrastructure setup and project build out on time and at cost per the work scope, statement of work and master schedule. 2015 - 2016 GKN Aerospace Orangeburg, SC Senior Program Manager 1. Managed $100M programs as a Tier 1 supplier of Boeing parts manufacture and assembly of the 787 Section 47 Floor Grid and 777 winglet. 1. Led an integrated product team to satisfy customer delivery schedule 98.7% and reduced cycle time from 1300 labor hours to less than 600 hours. 1. Responsible for kick-off/start-up of both programs successfully manufacturing the 1st zero defect grid on production unit 7 and achieved first pass quality of 100% on production unit 14. 2014 - 2015 CR Bard Moncks Corner, SC Lean Champion 1. Managed lean transformation of a $40M latex manufacturing facility 2. Created Operational Excellence program for latex production resulting in waste reduction by 14%, overtime reduction by 70% and expedited the introduction of new products. 3. Implemented lean training and lean tools: values stream mapping, kaizen, 5S, Employee Involvement teams and culture of continuous improvement, to achieve record metrics in cycle times and quality compliance.