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£70,000 - £78,000 (dep. on exp.) + Relocation

New Zealand

  • Fantastic career and life opportunity in New Zealand (ideally based in Auckland / some flexibility)  
  • Full relocation and visa application support provided
  • Salary:  NZD 140,000 – 150,000 (approx. GBP 73,000 - 78,500) + 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).
  • Senior management and large company experience is essential
  • Extensive lean skills in manufacturing sector is essential
  • Hoshin Kanri experience is ideally required
  • Previous consulting experience is not required
  • Urgent permanent appointment as of 19 March 2019; you will be able to relocate within 12 weeks from 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 - 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) to take top business level objectives through to work stream 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) and have senior management level experience.  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.

This job will be based permanently anywhere in New Zealand (ideally Christchurch or 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 876360 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.