Value Engineering Manager in Ann Arbor at Masco Cabinetry

Date Posted: 2/10/2018

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Job Description

Masco Cabinetry has an immediate opening for a Value Engineering Manager at our corporate headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI!


Masco Cabinetry manufactures three nationally recognized cabinetry brands, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and QualityCabinets®, and the DeNova™ countertop brand. Offering an unmatched selection of stylish, high-quality products at a variety of price levels, Masco Cabinetry brands are favored by builders, dealers, distributors and home centers throughout North America. A leader in environmental stewardship, Masco Cabinetry products have been granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.


JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for reaching targeted levels of cost saving through the timely, effective implementation of VA/VE initiatives. Conduct ongoing Value Analysis to identify and prioritize opportunities for new cost saving projects. Develop detailed action plans, milestones and deliverables for all projects.


PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead VA/VE Events designed to identify cost reduction opportunities from competitive benchmarking, internal benchmarking, and in-plant events.
  • Develop business cases for cost reduction ideas, gain approvals, and track progress though the implementation level pipeline.
  • Contributes to the creation of action plans for each approved VA/VE initiative and ensures they are maintained by the project owner.
  • Effectively coordinates Company-wide staff and related resources to implement VA/VE projects on-time and to the targeted cost saving.
  • Keep others (Colleagues, Supplier Partners, etc.) effectively informed/engaged throughout each VA/VE Project.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical field, 5+ years of experience in field required.
  • Working knowledge of VA/VE process
  • Proven record of project and team management.
  • Manufacturing process experience.
  • Use of project management tools / software.
  • Strong written and verbal communications and must be comfortable presenting to all levels of the organization.
  • Proven leadership of cross functional teams.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Exceptionally productive, even in the absence of daily, direct supervision.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Experience in Woodworking or the Furniture Industry.
  • Lean and 6 Sigma experience.
  • Working knowledge of Engineering processes, Manufacturing and/or Product Engineering and Product Costing.