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LSS Academy Job Postings #1

By Ron Pereira Updated on January 13th, 2011

Lean Six Sigma JobsGiven the state of the economy finding and keeping new jobs isn’t always easy. Further, finding a recruiter (aka headhunter) you can trust isn’t always easy.

Well, luckily, I met my friend Frank Laux several years ago at church. Frank is an amazing person that has mentored me and helped me grow in ways words cannot explain. I’ve actually written about Frank before when we made 700 peanut butter sandwiches for the poor (Frank leads this volunteer effort at our parish).  In short, I trust Frank completely.

Professionally, as you probably guessed, Frank is an executive recruiter. So from time to time (probably monthly-ish) I’ll throw up a post highlighting some of the positions I feel may be a match for readers of LSS Academy. If you have any interest in the jobs all you need to do is email Frank directly with your resume in MS Word format.

Anyhow, here are two searches Frank is currently working on.

World Class Manufacturing Performance Improvement Leader

Based in Mexico City – Position will pay $105-$120K + bonus


Based in Mexico City, Mexico. Looking for someone who is a Six Sigma Black Belt practitioner, not just a strategist. Want a degreed engineer, chemist, or business degree from almost any manufacturing background who can sell Six Sigma Projects and implement the changes. Will have a world of people to Matrix Manage on Projects, but no direct reports.

This is a fortune 100 company who needs someone to work at multiple manufacturing sites in Mexico. Evaluating systems and procedures within the Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Business/Customers in solving strategic business problems. Someone who has dealt with Quality, On Time Service, Order Fulfillment, Sales and Operations Plan, and possibly plant process issues.

Will be looking at the bigger picture problems, step change projects, doing things more effective to enhance the Divisional and Regional goals, not just a plant level. Heavy Cross Functional team activities between the company and the customers. Will travel 40% in the region to elevate performances. Will work on Key Success components for the business unit.

Company is a leader in their field and looking for a business executive to come out of this role.


  • Black Belt Certification and MBA are pluses. Have had good luck with Mechanical Engineers in this role, but open on the degree, looking for results.
  • Great promotability and visibility in this position. The company sells itself well.
  • Need to be a great communicator and executor of Black Belt Projects.



If qualified and interested, EMAIL YOUR RESUME IN A WORD ATTACHMENT to: [email protected].

Attention Frank Laux.  No calls, please.

Supply Chain Manager / Inventory Management – DFW Area – Experience with Oracle 11i preferred – Up to $100K+


Our client is a leader in the consumer products industry.


In this role, you will be responsible for managing raw material, component, and finished good inventories to ensure maximum customer order fulfillment rates and minimum inventory investments. You will minimize premium freight fees related to expediting materials, support the sales forecast and production schedules with timely, high-quality, best value raw materials, components and finished goods. In addition, you will manage, train, and/or develop 3-5 Buyer/Analysts.


Analyze latest sales forecast reports to determine material and product requirements for net independent and dependent demand.

Apply concept of best value, price, quality, delivery, communications, and supplier support to vendor selection and purchasing decisions. Perform supplier cost and service benchmark comparisons for supplier selection, consolidation, and cost reduction opportunities, and subsequently execute against these opportunities.

Manage communications and relationships with all suppliers providing raw materials, components, and finished goods.  Manage inventory levels to maximize customer service and inventory turns. Manage excess and obsolete inventory to minimize or eliminate.

Perform analysis and make recommendations on inventory levels, costs, forecasts, suppliers, and product consolidations.  Expedite orders as required per the forecast or actual sales changes to balance inventory levels in support of targeted inventory levels.

Maintain accurate system parameters, such as costs, lead-times, order quantities, and order multiples.  Resolve product quality, quantity, and damage issues reported by receiving, warehousing, production, and quality control.


  • Minimum of 10 years related inventory management experience; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are a must; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is required, plus a strong working knowledge of Oracle. Bachelor degree is required.
  • Experience in inventory management, analyzing and interpreting purchasing and inventory data, and effective communications.
  • Excellent knowledge of inventory management principles, purchasing best-practices, and negotiation techniques.
  • Good organizational skills; analytical skills; problem solving skills; multi-tasking; flexible and able to manage multiple projects.
  • Microsoft Access database development and management. A working knowledge of Oracle purchasing and inventory management modules


Excellent package includes a base of $90-100 plus a bonus, 401K plan, outstanding medical and other benefits.



If qualified and interested, EMAIL YOUR RESUME IN A WORD ATTACHMENT to: [email protected].

Attention Frank Laux.  No calls, please.

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