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Job Ref:  204439048
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Wiltshire
City:  Wiltshire
Post Code:  BA15
Salary:  £55000/annum
11/10/2016 09:04
Continuous Improvement Leader
Based in Wiltshire

Job ref: AZ/35792

Salary: £55,000

Benefits: Full benefits package, including a maximum 10% annual bonus and relocation support

Reporting to the Operations Director, you will be responsible to lead the Plant Continuous Improvement activities working with all functions on site and Site Leadership Team to develop and co-ordinate execution of plans to support overall site and business objectives through the deployment of lean methodologies and metrics working towards achieving a culture of continuous improvement within the Plant.

Support the Operations Director with the development of strategic plans to achieve high level of operational efficiency aligned with business goals and objectives.

Develop site 3 year CI plan and specific objectives aligned with site mission and business objectives.

Lead CI activities for the deployment of Lean methodologies for Safety, Quality, Delivery & Cost efficiency through engaging all associates.

Lead the deployment of the Operating System on site including maturity self-assessments and improvement plans.

Promote a positive and proactive continuous improvement culture across the site. Generate and maintain communication systems to ensure all associates are aware of, and feel engaged in, CI initiatives.

Integrate within the global organisation and CI community to identify and deploy CI best practices and benchmark with external organisations.

Educate, coach and support associates in the effective application of CI/Lean techniques such as Value Stream Mapping, Method/Time Study, SMED, Poka-Yoke, 5S, Root cause analysis and Process Balancing.

Drive and monitor the results of CI activities to ensure that improvement targets are met and sustained.

Additional information on competencies required

Action Oriented
Demonstrates willingness and commitment to hard work.
Takes decisive action when required.
Is logical in approach and ensures decisions can be justified with supporting data/knowledge.
Is calm under pressure to ensure prudent and timely decisions.

Customer Focus
Is flexible and adaptable with respect to customer needs.
Is able to identify and serve both internal and external customers.
Understands the drivers of a customer's perception of value and how these are translated within an operational environment.

Drive for Results
A self-starter that can be relied on to achieve goals without supervision.
Tenacity to push self and others for results.
Does not confuse effort with results.

Influencing Others
Able to influence others at all levels within the organisation.
Particular ability to engage and influence associates within manufacturing and engineering areas.
Good interpersonal skills that can inspire others and align potentially conflicting ideas.

Process Effectiveness
Numerically competent and comfortable working with large amounts of data.
Good at defining/developing the processes necessary to achieve desired results.
Able to organise people and activities in order to achieve results using minimal resources.
Is able to apply a consistent and repeatable approach to problem solving.

Listens effectively (actively listens).
Constructively responds to points of view expressed by others.
Gives other the benefit of the doubt.
Provides support to those who need it.
Recognises the interests and achievements of others.

Proven, self-motivated team player promoting a 'can do' attitude towards problem solving and target achievement.
Proven change management and Leadership skills within an operational environment.
Relevant manufacturing and/or engineering skill base.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to influence at all levels within the organisation.
Competent user of IT software including MS Word, Excel, Access and Visio with the ability to learn new software applications quickly.
Strong process improvement experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
Understanding of safety standards and their application.

MEng or MSc in an Engineering or Manufacturing based subject
Certification in Lean, Six Sigma (Green or Black Belt), or Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing IT systems competencies such as SAP and Minitab
Pharmaceutical/Medical Device experience desirable

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

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