Reporting to the UK Manufacturing Director, the Continuous Improvement Lead drives sustainable continuous improvements delivering breakthrough results in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost (SQDC), while building cultural change throughout the organization. The CI Lead works closely with Operations and department employees to achieve results.
This position requires strong Lean Manufacturing and hands-on leadership skills, along with a passion for Operational Excellence, to be successful.
Professional experience & Competencies:
The CI Specialist possesses extensive facilitation skills and hands-on experience in continuous improvement manufacturing activities. A strong application knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing techniques and related CI tools are required: Standard Work, Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen Events, Value Stream Mapping, OEE, First Hour Full Power, 5S, 7 Wastes, Pit Stop Changeovers, etc. This person should be recognized as a change agent, challenging the status quo to drive to operations excellence.
The CI Specialist needs to also possess leadership skills to drive the overall CI process across the facility, without having direct reporting relationships at the plant. He/she will work closely with the CI Manager but must also be able to leverage his/her power of influence with the Plant Manager and the site leadership team.
Other Skills & Abilities:
The CI Lead needs to be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Minitab to analyse and track data as well as building communication messages/charts.
Competitive Salary, bonus, benefits, a full time and permanent position.