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Lennox Director, Operational Excellence in Stuttgart, Arkansas

Company Overview

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.

Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers.

We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Job Description

Title: Director of Operational Excellence – Continuous Improvement

Location: Arkansas/Commercial Manufacturing Plant – North America

As the Director of Operational Excellence , you are responsible for driving process improvements for all Value Streams and Service processes within Commercial Manufacturing for North America in Arkansas.

You will be trusted to:

  • Serve as a catalyst for all Lean improvement processes.

  • Partner with operational process owners to establish strategic goals, Lean initiatives, Lean engagement and define process analytics for the organization.

  • Collaborate with senior leaders to define linkages between strategic objectives and process improvements, using both analytical tools and project management techniques.

  • Remain the key focal point for the execution of functional teams, re-engineering of existing operations and establishing new operations based on the Lean strategy that is established for the operation.

  • Facilitate the establishment of the Lean Continuous Improvement Strategy and drive the deployment of that strategy through tactical planning and execution.

  • Influence change management, employee engagement and lead projects related to process improvement.


At Lennox International, we recognize learning is a competitive advantage, and we are committed to investing in our people to reach their full potential. We offer first-in-class training and development opportunities and provide limitless opportunities for growth.

Partial List of Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive base salary plus a bonus structure that rewards results

  • Industry leading training and professional growth opportunities

  • Relocation Assistance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Medical /Dental/Vision Benefits/Life & ADD Insurance

  • Wellness Program

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Stock Purchase Program

  • Employee Credit Union

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee & Family discounts on Lennox products and other retailors

  • Onsite Wellness Center

  • Onsite Cafe

  • Community Involvement Opportunities

  • Town Hall Meetings with the CEO


  • Successful, 10+ year track record in large, single site industrial manufacturing organizations with deep expertise in Lean methodologies, tools and processes is mandatory.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or Finance.

  • Significant Lean/Sigma experience and knowledge of Lean analytics.

  • Self-motivated, resourceful and entrepreneurial, demonstrating willingness for learning and improvement.

  • Well-developed quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong influencing and communication skills; capable of securing management buy-in, sponsorship and investment through strong articulation of business benefits aligned to broader organizational objectives.

  • Skilled with the use of Microsoft and other business software applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SAP, etc.

  • Exceptional presentation skills to senior executives.

  • Lean and Six Sigma required.

  • Able to motivate and lead teams to achieve goals.

Job Locations US-AR-Stuttgart

Requisition # 2019-21017

Shift / Hours Regular

Lennox International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Applicants with Disabilities

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting us at Recruitment@Lennoxintl.com

E-Verify Participation

For jobs located within the United States, LII participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program known as E-Verify.

Please visit the E-Verify website for more information on this program.