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Continuous Improvement Practitioner

Ref no. BHN562252
Location Dorset, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Join a business who provides customers with solutions that give complete, long-term protection and control of safety critical systems.

Key skills required for this role

continuous improvement manager/continuous improvement Lead/ continuous improvement leadership/ continuous improvement

Important

continuous improvement manager/continuous improvement Lead/ continuous improvement leadership/ continuous improvement

Job description

Looking to join an Innovative company? The company not only produce products which are used in some of the most challenging environments in the world but have a number of awards under their belt!

Overview

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance *minimum 5 years UK residency*

Working: Possible Flexible and some remote working potentials.

Want to work for a company who have been supporting the nuclear industry since its first major expansion in the 1960s?


Join a reputable business who, have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme!

Join a business who provides customers with solutions that give complete, long-term protection and control of safety critical systems.


A trusted and reputable company; who's solutions have been integrated in nearly all of the UK's nuclear sites.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and coaching to develop and evolve this culture and thinking to align to end customer value, keeping safety and quality at the forefront.
  • Select, introduce and standardise Improvement tools and techniques across the business, for example standard work, Value Stream Mapping, Waste identification, SIPOC, 5S, Root Cause Analysis and charters, as appropriate for the business.
  • Work with all departments in the business to identify process opportunities to improve quality, customer service levels, unit cost, safety and compliance, and reduce waste with clear measurable outcomes. Identify opportunities for immediate action and build out an improvement hopper of improvement opportunities.
  • Act as a change agent within the business to educate and influence Team members on process implementation and improvements.
  • Adopt a strengths based approach, focusing not only on waste and problems but on areas of best practice, seeking to share and replicate throughout the business.
  • Consolidate and coordinate improvement activities to ensure that benefits are tracked, analysed, reported and shared across the business.
  • Develop business case justification for projects and initiatives.
  • Lead and facilitate continuous improvement opportunities, training and workshops driving cultural change by analysing business data and implementing industry best practices.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring for all improvement practitioners on how and when to use the standard tool sets and assist in activities to grow the culture.
  • Provide direct, hands on support to areas of the business in immediate need while coaching local improvement talent to develop long term sustainability.

Experience needed:

  • Ideally qualified Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and practitioner experience.
  • Proven experience in Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma / Project Management principles and best practices.
  • Experience in multiple functions within the value stream (i.e. production, materials management, manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, IT, EH&S, facilities, purchasing etc.).
  • Expertise and demonstrated application of Lean techniques (for example 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Visual Management, Mistake-Proofing, SIPOC, Flow, Pull, TAKT, TQM, JIT, SPC etc.).
  • Ability to obtain security clearance up to SC level.
  • Flexibility to travel as required.

Desirable:

  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous
  • Strong business acumen, with a broad understanding of lean and continuous improvement principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and build a consensus in a high pressure environment.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to influence people at the highest levels of the company.
  • Excellent understanding of Quality Systems and Measures.
  • Proven leader with ability to successfully manage multiple lean projects and make lasting relevant impact across an organisation.
  • Excellent communication skills throughout all levels of the organisations.

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