• Senior AOS Global Manager - Training

    Relocation Available
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview / Job Summary

    Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods. We are seeking to add a talented AOS Global Manager - Training to its Aleris Operating System (AOS) team.


    Purpose of this role is to be the lead on the development, implementation and execution of a world class training, teaching, coaching, and continuous improvement management  system utilizing lean and six sigma techniques.  Overall scope includes design/redesign, management, and facilitation of the AOS training programs (white, yellow, green, black belts, reliability - apprentice, practitioner and professional)  for all levels of the organization (shop floor to senior executive).  


    The role will require approx. 50% to 75% travel to various sites in North America, Europe and Asia.  This position is a key strategic and tactical execution role of our Aleris Operating System – Reliable People (Operations), Reliable Process and  Reliable Equipment (Assets).

    Responsibilities Include

    • Actively participate in maintaining a zero incident safety culture.
    • Live and champion the Aleris core values; Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus, Ownership, Excellence, and Teamwork
    • Support the implementation of a world class AOS System: Reliable People (Lean Operations), Reliable Process (APC) and Reliable Assets (Equipment) through the development, teaching and coaching of a specialized training and skill enhancement CI program
    • Work with key AOS and management stakeholders to design, implement, sustain and evaluate a world class AOS training and development program
    • Partner with Corporate Training and Development Organization to ensure alignment in tools and techniques
    • Conduct needs assessments to identify current and future performance and capability gaps
    • Teach and train the trainer AOS curriculum to AOS managers, AOS resources, management and leadership teams, both corporate and plants 
    • Lead trainer/teacher for AOS Blackbelt program, support trainer on regional AOS greenbelt training and teach portions of AOS Reliability courses -professional and practitioner
    • Manage tracking and coaching programs for certifications Belt (yellow, green, black, master) and reliability programs   
    • Work closely with the plant AOS managers to determine the needs of the system, develop action and implementation plans
    • Track and monitor the AOS system skill sets and develop programs and initiatives to further enhance and close gaps
    • Develop relationships with local and national organizations that can support AOS training and tool development
    • Support cultural and lean transformation work across all of Aleris
    • Support the develop the standardized AOS toolbox
    • Openly and effectively communicate about continuous improvement, build credibility through relationships, and provide leadership to the program.

    Required Qualifications

    • 15+ years of experience developing, implementing, facilitating, teaching and coaching continuous improvement training and events with proven results and implementations in a manufacturing environment.
    • Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt Certification – both course work and hands on
    • Proven ability to work independently and successfully facilitate cross functional teams
    • Well Organized, Detailed, High energy, data driven, and results oriented.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication, presentation and organization skills, must be comfortable teaching and presenting to large groups at all levels of the organization from shop floor to CEO
    • Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Oracle, and various analysis tools (Minitab, etc)
    • Willingness to travel approximately 50% to 75% of the time, will be based out of one of our US locations

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering or Manufacturing/Operations disciplines.
    • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt or equivalent
    • Aluminum Casting or Rolling Experience
    • CMRP certification, SPC training/certification
    • Process/Technical/Operations/Maintenance experience with a proven track record of lean concepts
    • Leader in a previous Lean transformation site


    Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who meet the qualifications and most closely align with requirements of the position.


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