ABB Group
Quality and Operational excellence Specialist
At a glance
Location: US-TX-Houston Map
Posted: 11/16/2021
Closing: 12/15/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
ABB Group
Job description

Quality and Operational excellence Specialist

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

ABB Distribution Solutions are a global leader in power distribution solutions, delivering pioneering low and medium-voltage innovations and services. We care about your tomorrow, providing solutions for a smarter, safer, environmentally friendly and more reliable flow and distribution of electricity.

The Quality team is dedicated to implementing a culture and practice of excellence throughout the entire value chain of the organization, to increase customer satisfaction and improve profitability in a sustainable way.

This role reports to Project Manager. As a Quality and Operational excellence Specialist, you will be responsible for the implementation of actions to improve safety, operating efficiency, quality and productivity in the value chain, to improve customer satisfaction and increase profitability in a safe working environment within the local business.

Your responsibilities

  • Support strategy: Drives and leads the deployment of the local Quality and Operational Excellence (Q&OpEx) strategy to accelerate the rate of operational improvement, with resulting cost savings within the operation.
  • Operations: Establishes and implements Q&OpEx priorities and targets in cooperation with functional team members across all functions within the local operation, monitors progress and supports actions on deviations from targets.
  • Strengthen organization: Trains and coaches’ local teams in the standard quality improvement approach (i.e. 4Q) to develop organization capability to continuously improve business practices and performance.
  • Operational excellence: Conducts benchmarking and best practice spreading within the operations to embed a culture of excellence in operational performance.
  • Quality management system: Leads the creation and implementation of, and ensures conformance with, instructions, guidelines and procedures to drive standardization and consistent execution in delivery of customer requirements.
  • Customer: Performs the analysis and communication of customer perceptions to guide the local improvement actions toward greater customer satisfaction.

Your background

  • BS/BA Degree.
  • At least 3 years of experience in Electrical Distribution industry.
  • Minimum 3 years of additional experience in project management, resource management, operations and data analysis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels in the organization and external contacts.
  • Must be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Certifications in Lean or Six Sigma a plus.
  • Highly Analytical / Clear Thinker
  • Proven Project Management skills - experience in executing complex or specialized projects, possesses working knowledge of project management, quality management systems, and supply chain.
  • High energy level – self-starter and self-driven.
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail and sense of urgency in dealing with tasks.
  • Proven experience implementing simplification and standardization initiatives.
  • Has good influencing skills when leading cross functional initiatives.
  • Has a Customer Centric behavior is able to deal with complex Customers (internal and external) and meet specific requirements when needed. Strives for achieving the Project goals and Customer satisfaction.
  • Has passion for the work "well done first time", intellectual rigor and professional discipline while running the project portfolio. Good knowledge of Power Equipment products, processes and solutions.
  • Certifications in Lean or Six Sigma a plus.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

ABB in the United States requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or in specific and limited circumstances, be approved for a sincerely held religious belief or a medical/disability accommodation.

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Quality and Operational excellence Specialist