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OPEX031896

Location

Yorkshire

Function

Improvement

Industry

Manufacturing

Job Type

Perm

£37,500 – £40,000 (dep. on exp.) + Company Car + Exc. Bens

North / North Midlands (UK)

  • Regional Business / Continuous Improvement Expert – North of England
  • Large global manufacturing organisation 
  • Integral appointment and highly supported at Board level
  • Lean / continuous improvement experience in manufacturing is essential
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt certification is desirable, but not essential

This is a fantastic ‘career development’ opportunity for a talented lean / continuous improvement specialist with experience of deploying lean tools and methodologies with extensive employee involvement across their sites throughout the North of England /North Midlands (multi-client sites).

The Regional Lean Six Sigma Expert will be employed within their UK organisation and you can be based anywhere in the North of England / North Midlands.

This appointment offers the opportunity to support and embed a long-term culture of lean management into an organisation at the beginning of their lean journey and benefits from full Main Board sponsorship and support.  The job holder will receive significant mentoring and support from the Business Improvement Head. Please note that this is a highly autonomous role, working on multiple sites (mainly large industrial manufacturing and engineering sector) and therefore requires a high level of self-motivation.        

The job holder will demonstrate expertise / best practice and provide specialist training in the use of lean / continuous improvement tools and techniques. Working with the management teams to positively encourage the deployment of trained resources to work on planned and approved projects.

To be considered it is essential that you demonstrate some (potentially limited) experience of driving lean / continuous improvement (CI) initiatives within any demanding manufacturing environment.  Candidates may either be Lean Practitioners or Production / Shift / Operations Managers with some experience of driving lean.  Candidates will likely be degree educated, although this is not essential.  Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt certification is desirable, but is not essential.

You will demonstrate energy, excellent communication and influencing skills and an engaging hands-on people management style, coupled with genuine passion for change and enrichment of the work place lean / continuous improvement (CI) techniques. This appointment will be based across the North England and North Midlands, therefore flexibility and a willingness to travel in this region is required.  

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