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Kohler Co. Sr. Manager - Business Process in Kohler, Wisconsin

Sr. Manager - Business Process

Work Mode: Remote

Location: Remote at Kohler, WI


The Sr. Manager - Business Process Management is responsible for business transformation via a number of critical deliverables, including but not limited to business architecture framework, enterprise taxonomy, business capability modeling, value stream mapping, dependency management and business process management.

This strategic thinker will work within the Process Excellence function and partner with senior leaders across the enterprise to simplify our process landscape in order to deliver value and enable growth.

This position will be a senior individual contributor but will have high impact and will lead significant initiatives and teams. There is potential for this role to formally manage process analysts and other process capability roles as the organization evolves.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Design and implement the business process architecture framework and associated tools

  • Define business process capability and its measures of excellence

  • Utilize the business process architecture to simplify the Kohler business process landscape, identify areas for opportunity, and transform our ways of working

  • Drive significant business value through the codification, modeling, governance, and ongoing evaluation of business processes

  • Facilitate complex process modeling in order to align stakeholders, connect outcomes with efficient and effective processes, and take the fear out of process

  • Provide ongoing education, leadership, and coaching for business process evaluation and capability

  • Work with functional leaders, GPOs, business leaders, to clarify and improve process

  • Partner with IT Enterprise Architecture to align capabilities across people, process and technology

  • Serve as liaison to broker complex or sensitive stakeholder relationships

  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure global alignment of priorities working in a matrixed environment


  • BS degree in Business Administration, IT, Marketing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources, or related fields.

  • Minimum 5 years of process and/or project work experience in a complex, global organization.10+ years in general business environment

  • Significant experience with business process modeling, enterprise architecture, and associated tools

  • Formal experience in continuous improvement, six sigma, lean, APQC process manager certification

  • Ability to visualize growth and build high-level models for future analysis and maturing the current business architecture

  • Ability to partner with stakeholders to document and communicate values generated from the new capabilities and processes

  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills

  • Ability to translate complex subjects into actionable recommendations.

  • Program/project management skills and the ability to set clear goals to get desired results

  • Stakeholder management experience with ability to influence and persuade key stakeholder and to constructively deal with conflicts.

  • Demonstrated experience working in a matrixed global environment.

  • Demonstrated experience of executing process transformation initiatives.



Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

The salary range for this position is $128,000 - $164,550. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

*Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies.

On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at .

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