Operational Excellence Manager - Tipp City, Ohio

Operational Excellence Manager

Tipp City, Ohio

DAP is a leading manufacturer and supplier of home repair and construction products, including latex caulks, silicone sealants, contact cements, construction adhesives, glues, glazing, spackling, and other general patch and repair products. You'll find DAP products in the hands of professional painters, remodelers, builders and do-it-yourselfers, and in 60,000 retail outlets, ranging from home centers and mass merchandisers to your local hardware and paint stores. DAP's eight manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States of America and Canada service North America and the world. The DAP Stars" represent its 775 strong associates around the world which support its vision to produce and market America's best home repair products. DAP has twice been voted one of Baltimore s Best Places to Work! Learn more about DAP s history, culture and benefits at www. dap. com/careers.

DAP has an exciting opportunity for a Operational Excellence Manager at our Tipp City Plant. In this role, you will be responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of the plant SAP system, track the activities of the plant's FY plan and improvement goals, identify and support improvement plans, conduct variance analysis, identify corrective actions and optimize materials management.


  • Establish and monitor key metrics in scheduling and raw material & packaging inventories. Analyze data, identify trends, and cost savings opportunities. Develop action plans with key management. Ensure optimal scheduling and utilization of resources.
  • Coordinate SAP functional location master data including defining and managing how data is entered, modified, audited and deleted to maintain an accurate representation of SAP relative to plant actual. Maintain Master Data quality and integrity. Provide specialized SAP transaction knowledge in support of SAP utilization. Integrate and coordinate SAP activities within the plant.
  • Interface with Operations/Corporate accounting management regarding manufacturing cost variances (raw materials and labor), inventory adjustments (cycle counts) supporting the monthly commentary reports. Provide root cause analysis for key variances and participate in establishing corrective actions. Lead annual inventory and support annual budget planning.
  • Responsible for the overall control of inventory levels of raw and packaging supplies to ensure availability for production and optimization of days on hand inventory.
  • Assist Peer Managers in the continued development of our safety culture. Be a continuous safety leader. Instill continuous improvement in safety results.
  • Support key management in identifying and implementing best practice manufacturing programs.


  • Bachelor s degree in Business, Engineering or related field
  • 3 years experience with SAP preferred
  • Excellent leadership and analytical skills
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • ERP systems
  • Inventory, purchasing and financial management skills

DAP is an equal opportunity employer.

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