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:Group Lean Process Improvement Practitioner

Ref no. BHN539569
Location Birmingham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 months
Job status Closed

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Group Lean Process Improvement Practitioner 6 month contract

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Group Lean Process Improvement Practitioner


Group Lean Process Improvement Practitioner

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Job Specification

Role Title: Group Lean Process Improvement Practitioner
(6-month contract).

Reporting to: Head of Quality & EHS.

Role Purpose / Objectives:

  • Support the business in improving and sustaining operational efficiency using lean techniques based on "best practice".
  • Serve as an independent facilitator to identify and implement process improvement, respecting the company culture and stakeholder interests.
  • Establish a working / support group, to provide the resources and further enablers (training, methods, infrastructure etc.) to sustain improvement.
  • Identify and implement a Product Data Management (PDM) or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool to meet the group business needs.

Key Tasks:

  • Complete process and value stream mapping to identify inefficiencies in productivity with a particular focus in the following areas:
    • Task management through product & process development.
    • Drawing & change control (storage, approval, release, and distribution).
    • Problem management (product, project and process).
  • Clarify, analyse, and quantify the areas for improvement to streamline existing processes across the various business units.
  • Communicate progress at all levels within the business to educate in lean methodologies and how recommended changes can cut waste from operating procedures.
  • Deploy appropriate methodologies to support teams to solve problems.
  • Manage change using tools such as the Kurt Lewin Model, Stakeholder and Force-Field Analysis, SWOT and Prioritisation Matrix (or equivalents).

  • Prove if Jira (Atlassian) is a suitable tool to meet the business needs and if so, organise activities to support its use with support from Clearvision and other internal experts (e.g. TAE).
  • Implement a suitable Product Data Management (PDM) platform to manage and design data in a central location

Key Tasks Continued:

  • Implement a suitable Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) to manage all product data such as requirements, BOM, project plans, problems, document approvals, manufacturing data etc.
  • Lead the strategy of developing or removing existing process tools and procedures to meet the long-term objectives.

Qualifications, Functional Experience & Skills:

  • Professional qualification at degree level (preferably Engineering).
  • An expert in lean methodologies with a Master Black Belt or equivalent qualification.
  • Project Management tools & techniques.
  • MS proficient (i.e., Excel, PPT, Word, Microsoft Project)
  • Proven practical application and development of Quality / Lean tools in an engineering environment.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of managing change in a challenging environment.
  • Able to demonstrate management experience across multiple sites.
  • Process orientated, with a track record of implementing process improvements and controls within a supply chain environment.
  • Experience in a similar organisations in electrical / electronic design within the mobility industry (preferably automotive / aerospace / ministry of defence).

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, resulting in tangible changes in effectivity and efficiency.
  • Proven leadership of initiating, driving, and supporting positive change.
  • Experience of working closely with clients and developing effective working relationships.
  • Able to present and communication information concisely according to the audience.
  • Flexible in terms of travelling to other sites.

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