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Jr. Vallourec Performance Analyst (VPA)

Houston, TX 77002
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The Jr. Vallourec Performance Analyst (VPA) is tasked with the facilitation and deployment of the Vallourec Management System, with primary focus on lean management. The position is based out of our Houston, TX facility. He/she will assist department leaders in identification, prioritization and implementation of projects that improve key business indicators. He/she will monitor, facilitate, lead and train team members in our Lean Management system, including but not limited to methods such as 5S, 2 Sec. Lean, TPM, standardization, workflow analysis, value stream mapping and six sigma. The Jr. VPA will track overall improvement progress and report as necessary to executive management. The Jr. VPA will also be required to support other sites and other divisions of Vallourec Corporation as needed, which may result in up to 10% travel. This position reports to the Senior VPA.


  • Support and/or facilitate all continuous improvement efforts associated with Safety, Quality, Operational Excellence and Cost.

  • Work with Houston department managers to identify, prioritize and execute on projects that improve their key performance indicators.

  • Support the development and implementation of all levels of the hourly Skill Based Development program as it relates to Lean and Six Sigma methods.

  • Coordinate the content of Lean training materials and lead the implementation of a structured target training program for improvement teams

  • Support cross-site and cross-functional efforts to improve shared business processes both transactional and operational

  • Help units to identify key performance indicators and develop tools to improve them (flow complexity, purchasing methods, and value analysis of process)

  • Hold teammates accountable for the good deliverance and sustainability of improvement results. Assure the appropriate performance indicators are in place and that teams have been provided with adequate knowledge to achieve and maintain their improvements.

  • Utilize process experts, department leaders and steering committees as needed to generate improvement ideas and accomplish key objectives.

  • Support the effort to streamline processes across all Vallourec Star Sites. Coordinate and report status of improvement efforts and results to allow for easy reporting to executive leadership.

  • Support team members to deploy the appropriate Safety / Quality / Delivery / Cost / People metrics and management routines at all levels of the organization.

  • Perform Six Sigma projects and act as expert/coach for other members seeking Six Sigma certification.

  • Assist leadership in the planning, development, coordination, support, and execution of strategic planning process, and take ownership of high impact (immediate and long term) improvement projects.

  • Support benchmarking and the exchange of knowledge and best practices in relation to lean and Six Sigma methodologies with Vallourec Group steering committees and other entities.


  • Mathematical skills basic knowledge and application of statistics and algebra

  • Reasoning ability ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Ability to facilitate a team of cross-functional expertise

  • Ability to influence employees at any level of an organization

  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and ability to summarize efforts in clear and concise manner

  • Demonstrate high energy, trustworthiness, and be goal oriented

  • Knowledge of Change Management or Change Acceleration Processes


  • BS Engineering - Mechanical, Industrial, and Metallurgical engineering degrees are preferred

  • Six Sigma training/certification at Green Belt or higher is also preferred. Position will require black belt certification within 18 months of starting position


Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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