Continuous Improvement Manager
Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Aqumen Business Solutions
Working Days/ Hours: 37.5 hours - Mon - Fri
Salary & Benefits: £52000 + Company Benefits
To apply, train, coach and drive the Continuous Improvement strategy and tools across all areas of the site.
Key Responsibilities/ Daily Duties:
Apply, train, coach Six Sigma strategies and tools across all areas of the site
Driving the Lean Methodology and culture of Continuous Improvement into the business
Coordination of Continuous Improvement Activities (Kaizen / Lean Manufacturing / IPS - Operational Excellence)
Supporting plant to attain and exceed their CI savings targets
Developing cost savings plans in plant through the application of practical solutions and CI / Lean tools to reduce and eliminate waste
Definition and implementation of training needs for Continuous Improvement
Responsible for Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma and the implementation of IAC's Operational Excellence process (IPS) for the plant
Works with the Plant Team to identify CI projects and implement CI roadmap savings
Responsible for the progress and completion of CI projects, including any follow up activities.
Provide technical support in the implementation of the CI Strategy.
Mentor peers and middle management in the formulation and execution of process improvement projects.
Drive cross-functional process improvement teams.
Discover internal and external (i.e. suppliers and customers) application opportunities for CI and the elimination of waste.
In conjunction with the plant, develop action plans and monitor progress of CI Roadmap projects
Teach Kaizen and Lean Expert Classes, as well as conduct Executive Overviews on continuous Improvement.
Coach local personnel through one-on-one support
Disseminate new strategies and tools via training, workshops, case studies, courses.
Help to develop and support the plant's improvement plan: detect weak points and risk in plans, support project selection and project mentoring and support plants on customer visits for Lean Manufacturing reviews.
Maintain the site lay-outs and process flows
Drive the application of CI best practices across the company
Influence the organization by promoting the use of the lean methodologies and tools.
Identify and execute Kaizen roadmap targets
Strive to achieve IPS Gold Standard on site
Ensure site data is uploaded to Corporate I-Nexus system on a timely manner
Ensure all site data is submitted to Central CI as required
Qualified Six Sigma Black Belt
Working knowledge of a fast paced Manufacturing industry preferably in a hands-on CI centric role
Proven track record of using CI techniques successfully within a manufacturing environment
Demonstrable experience of managing teams or individuals through CI projects
Team player with the ability to influence at all levels
Can do attitude with a propensity to problem solve
Ability to think outside of the box, be objective and open minded
Excellent communication skills, able to tailor communications to the audience
Excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
Able to present subjects and new concepts to all levels of the business, either 1-2-1 or larger groups, using appropriate methods
Previous Operations based role within Manufacturing
Experience of managing a diverse team
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