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South West





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£45,000 – £50,000 + Bonus + Bens + Relo All.


  • Site based Continuous Improvement Lead
  • Integral appointment and highly supported at Board level
  • Lean / continuous improvement experience in manufacturing is essential
  • Six Sigma certification is desirable, but not required (training / certification provided)

As a globally recognised high quality manufacturing and service provider to a highly demanding client base, our client is growing and highly supportive of a major new phase of their lean six sigma strategy.

This appointment has arisen due to the previous incumbent recently being promoted within the Group. The Lean Six Sigma Manager will manage and facilitate continuous improvement activities and initiatives across the UK organisation (large single site) with accountability for strategy design, project implementation, review and communication of benefits.

This key appointment has full Main Board support and sponsorship of the appointment and to drive an environment of continuous improvement. The job holder will:

  • Take overall accountability for continuous improvement project identification, prioritisation, progress monitoring, tracking of results and reporting of findings across the organisation.
  • Ensure all completed continuous improvement projects are embedded and maintained.
  • Direct managerial responsibility for Green Belt activity.
  • Coaching and mentoring of Green Belt trainees and project completion.
  • Actively engage with peers internally and across the Group to ensure best practice implementation.
  • Use agreed metrics to validate the requirement for projects, and/or justify allocation of resources.
  • Agree and control budget spend.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationship with cross functional teams working collaboratively to drive improvement programmes.
  • Coaching and mentoring of managers and leaders
  • Develop and drive training to develop Lean Six Sigma culture across the organization.

To be considered it is essential that candidates demonstrate experience of driving continuous improvement / lean initiatives / world class manufacturing within any demanding manufacturing sector. Lean practitioners from the automotive and aerospace sectors would be of particular interest. Candidates will be of graduate calibre and have a track record of delivering major lean driven programmes and leading cultural, long-term sustainable change. You will demonstrate a progressive career, coupled with excellent communication & influencing skills and an engaging hands-on style.

The salary package is highly competitive, dependant on experience and includes excellent benefits as well as a comprehensive relocation package (if applicable). Should you feel your skills and experience are well suited please apply online or for further information contact Dan Sculthorp, Director at ‘Opex Selection’. 

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