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£62,500 - £72,500 (dep. on exp.) + Relocation

New Zealand

  • Where will 2024 take you?  New Zealand?  Fantastic career and life opportunity awaits in New Zealand – Lean Consultant opportunity, newly created due to organisation growth
  • Extensive lean manufacturing skills in any manufacturing sector (essential)
  • Industry 4.0 (advantageous)
  • Salary:  NZD 120,000 - 140,000 (approx. GBP 62,500 – 72,500) + Benefits.  Please note that salary is dependant on experience and the upper limit is the maximum on entry-level. Bonus and enhanced salary package is available in the middle term, as are Partnership opportunities.
  • Full relocation allowance and visa application support provided
  • Urgent permanent appointment; you will be able to relocate within 12 weeks post-offer (ideally sooner)

Our client, a global management consultancy specialising in process improvement / lean manufacturing requires a senior level Lean Consultant to join their New Zealand team.  This job has been created due to their highly successful New Zealand operation continuing to win high value lean consulting contracts mainly within the manufacturing sector.  Therefore, they are looking to recruit an additional Lean Consultant on a permanent basis to be based in New Zealand and are very interested to consider UK based senior management level lean professionals.

Please note:  Over the last five years we have recruited several Lean Consultants for this organisation based in New Zealand.  Previous lean or lean six sigma ‘management consulting’ experience is advantageous but is not required.

Working mainly with their manufacturing clients Senior Leadership teams, you will develop one to three-year strategies (using a Hoshin Kanri approach, although experience of this is not required) to take top business-level objectives through to workstream plans and department plans.  As facilitator and client engagement manager, you will lead and influence your client’s team in changing methodologies and approaches and then coach and mentor to apply these newly developed principles.  You will benefit from a comprehensive development plan; including training of formal company operating principles to generate rapid and sustainable returns and efficiencies.

To be considered, you will ideally be degree educated (or higher; an MBA is also highly desirable), you will be highly driven and self-motivated, demonstrating excellent communication skills and an engaging people management/leadership style.

Extremely strong lean / six sigma (not necessarily certified) / process improvement skills are essential. It is essential that you have proven lean facilitation skills and strategic experience of change management gained within any large-scale demanding manufacturing sector.  You will have gained this experience in either an operations role, consulting or in a focussed lean management / continuous improvement/process improvement appointment.  Experience or any exposure to Industry 4.0 is also extremely advantageous as this is a major focus area of the future.

This job will be based anywhere in New Zealand (ideally Auckland) and offers the potential for a fantastic work/life balance in addition to exceptional career prospects and realistic high earnings.  My client is used to supporting new recruits in their visa application process and in adapting to life in New Zealand, they will provide much support, as well as a relocation package and flights for yourself and family members (if applicable).

OPEX Selection are exclusively recruiting this appointment.  Should you feel your skills and experience are well suited please apply online.  For further information please contact Dan Sculthorp, Director of OPEX Selection on:  +44 (0)1423 876 360 in complete confidence. Should you be able to recommend a highly suitable candidate please contact Dan and receive a referral bonus of £300 (in retail vouchers of your choice) if the referral leads to a successful candidate placement.