Cummins Inc. Operations Excellence Project Manager in Phaltan, India

Operations Excellence Project Manager


Supports several aspects of a function’s Functional Excellence efforts.

Works within assigned functional discipline to assist with improvements in common functional processes and tools.

Assists with the development of communications to ensure that employees are up-to-date on functional and discipline ideas and efforts.

Assists with identification of appropriate training opportunities.

Deploys the communications strategy to increase awareness, enthusiasm, and participation in the functional excellence program.

Maintains updates and accuracy of information documented in functional databases, websites, etc.

Assists with management of assigned projects.

Assists with Global Position Profiles

Assists with Cummins Operating System Functional Assessment Process.



COS - Have very little knowledge of the understanding and use of continuous improvement through the lens of the COS ten practices.

Facilitating Internal Relationships and Consensus - Basic ability to pull a broad mix of people and related skill bases together for a common purpose and goal. It will often involve ability to influence because people on your team will very rarely report directly to you as a leader. Group dynamic techniques to have an individual or group work through a challenging issue, probe for issues/concerns and drive to consensus.

Manage Customer Relationship - Basic understanding of techniques and tools to enhance productivity (i.e. schedules, appointments, call plans, etc). Has a basic understanding of attitudes and behaviors to establish relationships and build trust. Understands the need to and responds with the appropriate time frame to customer needs. Identifies decision makers and those influential in the decision process and effectively communicates with them. In managing this relationship, displays core values (e.g. empathy, etc.) and is able to adequately interrogate matter to identify root concerns.

Develops Systems and Processes - Some knowledge or awareness of how to develop systems and processes. Limited application of systems and processes to improve and complete work. Documents simple work processes and procedures.

Innovate - Some knowledge or awareness of innovation. Approaches problems with curiosity and open mindedness. Generates new ideas within area of responsibility. Contributes own perspective in collaborative innovation efforts.

Analyze Issues - Some knowledge or awareness of how to analyze issues. Demonstrates basic analysis of issues and some application of logic and problem solving skills. Identifies the connection between different issues and problems.

Tolerance of Ambiguity - Can decide and act without having all the details of a situation. Tolerates uncertainty. Can comfortably assess the risk of uncertainty. Acts resourcefully when dealing with ambiguous situations. Shows some evidence of the skill being performed. Can demonstrate a basic knowledge of the skill.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in field appropriate for the function required.


Minimal relevant work experience required.

Overall Vision/Role

The Project Manager, Operations Excellence is a Global role responsible for engaging in delivering insights through analytics and improvements on the Warehouse (WH) which are visible in the business KPIs derived from IPDC operations. This individual is actively engaged in Global/regional OE projects and initiatives and deploy them at IPDC through six sigma and other lean tools/methodologies.

The OE Project Manager will play a key role in delivering analytics and extending strong support to the IPDC team in achieving the business results.

Key Responsibilities -

Closely collaborate with the local and regional OE managers to ensure timely, consistent and accurate delivery of the OE dashboard and any other associated metrics/causal analysis etc.

Drive WH improvements through bottleneck management and translating to tangible business values

Provide disruptive insights into supply chain capabilities of the WH

Drive extensive analytical assessments to describe cause and effect relationships, assess trends and identify outliers through the use of statistical analyses (A3, 6S)

Contribute to the understanding and application of process excellence tools

Collaborate in the development of the visual management strategy at IPDC

Support key initiatives in the aftermarket integration of Cummins businesses with CSCO

Support the development of proposal/project plan for IPDC exports PDC and then lead the project execution


Primary Location India-Maharashtra-Pune-India, Phaltan, Parts Distribution Center

Job Type College / University

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Entry Level

Job Posting Oct 13, 2016, 12:11:26 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing