Operations Planning and Delivery Leader

Wabtec Corporation

Keysborough, Australia


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Key activities may include:

  • Lead and ensure compliance of EHS & Quality requirements in accordance with Wabtec policy and procedures for team members, other Wabtec staff, suppliers, contractors, and visitors.
  • Lead and manage service delivery activities to ensure the achievement of KPI’s included but no limited to Safety, Quality, Productivity, Efficiency, and Cost.
  • Lead and/or co-develop effective plans for production, programs, capacity, materials, and delivery as well as other resources or objectives to meet business goals and customer requirements.
  • Forecast sales and maintain backlog in accordance with business goals and customer commitments.
  • Prepare & submit quotations, variations and WIP reports for customers as required.
  • Ensure stores activities are carried out in accordance with work instructions, business processes, EHS and quality requirements.
  • Engage with other Operations team members as well as business support functions such EHS, Quality and Engineering for support in resolving risks and issues that can or have impacted Service Delivery.
  • Facilitate and/or participate in visual board, forecast, planning and customer meetings as well as responsible for taking and completion of actions that arise.
  • Promote and lead by example with continuous improvement, lean and 5S initiatives.
  • Coordinate with sub-contractors and suppliers for production and facility requirements.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with internal stakeholders, suppliers, and customer contacts.
  • Resolve issues and negotiate favourable outcomes in a professional manner.
  • Manage the performance of team members through coaching and feedback as well as identifying opportunities to develop and train staff to maintain a positive workplace culture and optimize capability within the team.
  • Take ownership of responsibilities and actively contribute towards the achievement of business performance goals, delivery timeframes and customer satisfaction.
  • Willing to work outside or beyond normal hours to support business requirements.
  • Domestic or International travel may be required.
  • Perform other related duties as required to support business requirements.

Essential Experience

  • Certificate 3 in Business Administration or higher or;
  • Five years or more related experience within a manufacturing or services environment.
  • Significant leadership experience, driving a high performing accountable workforce.
  • Effective organisational, time management, multi-tasking and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office and MRP/ERP systems.
  • Current Driver’s license.

Desirable Experience

  • Formal planning, projects or management qualification.
  • Previous experience with rollingstock components in a manufacturing or services environment within the rail industry.
  • An understanding of the rail industry framework & related issues that arise.
  • Demonstrable application of LEAN methodologies within a warehouse environment.
  • Currently Hold/Willing to obtain - First Aid, Fire Warden.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.