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£100,000 - £110,000 (depending on experience) + Bonus (c. 50%) + Benefits

London / Africa

This is a unique opportunity for a senior level lean / continuous improvement specialist to drive lean and six sigma initiatives and projects in diverse and exciting organisations across Africa.

Please note that the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt will be based from central London with around 50% - 60% of time in Africa.  

It is essential that candidates have experience of working in Africa. 

This is a career opportunity, leading to a range of opportunities in the UK and globally with further significant earnings and bonus potential in the future  

Our client has established themselves as a highly dynamic multi-billion USD turnover group, diversified across a wide number of industries globally. We require a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt to focus on their expanding presence (through organic growth and acquisition) in Africa, initially working with around 20 African based group organisations and capitalising on the immense economic opportunity and growth in the continent. The organisations are large and are spread across a diverse range of industries including manufacturing, IT, telecommunications, retail and financial services. 

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt will be based from our client’s EMEA head office in central London with around 50% - 60% travel (working across Africa, often for one or two weeks at a time).  

You will take on a remit of identifying and managing lean six sigma / process improvement projects, supporting and coaching colleagues and facilitating workshops for site teams with focus on implementing a culture of continuous improvement and sustainability. To be considered you will have a broad industry background having progressed your career in large / best practice organisations across ANY sector, however experience of both manufacturing and the service sector is of particular interest.  

You will possess experience at Senior Management level or above and have extremely strong lean skills / toolbox along with six sigma black belt or master black belt certification. You will be a passionate project manager, coach and trainer with much experience of successful engagement of a range of levels and people (from shop floor to Senior Management).

It is essential that you are degree educated or above and have experience of working and implementing lean initiatives in multiple countries and cultures, including working in Africa.   Language skills are of interest, French in particular, but this is not an essential criteria for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt position.  

Our client is highly committed to the recruitment process and the major stakeholders appreciate the value of true operational / business excellence. 

This appointment offers the right candidate an exciting, fresh and rare opportunity.  Should you feel your skills and experience are well suited to this opportunity please apply or for further information contact Dan Sculthorp, Director at ‘OPEX Selection’.   

Should you be able to recommend someone for this job please contact us in complete confidence; should we place the referral we will pay you a bonus of GBP £300 in retail vouchers (of your choice) on their start date.  

OPEX Selection is the exclusive recruiter for this appointment.