Flow Leader

Meridian Business Support
£32000 - £33000/annum
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Gloucestershire client are seeking an experienced mechanical expert with effective people development, leadership and coaching abilities to join them on a full time permanent basis. You will have be responsible for ensuring the flow of work through the value stream with a 'hands-on' approach. Reporting to the flow or distribution Manager, to deliver the plan with maximum utilisation of plant and resources and in line with Lean principles.

This role is commutable from Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Stonehouse and attracts a salary of £32,618pa.

Key Responsibilities:

* To ensure effective management of employee performance.
* To provide a management focal point for shift working where appropriate.
* To champion health & safety in the value stream.
* To ensure an effective cascade of policy deployment initiatives.
* To eliminate rejects and quality escapes through effective coordination of -lean-sigma tools application
* Familiarity of 8D and QRQC tools would be advantageous.
* To champion lean sigma initiatives including value stream mapping, kaizen events, 5s activity etc.
* Effective control of WIP levels, rotable piece parts and SPT reduction.
* Reduction in operating costs and the enhancement of standardised best practice.
* Effective management of the value stream skills matrix through rigorous adherence to PDR schedules.
* Effective management of the value stream resource pool including absence, holidays, overtime etc.
* Adherence to and delivery of the value stream programmed activity.
* Champion adherence to the Airworthiness regulations and ensure compliance via robust and accurate works procedures.
* Optimise labour to meet demand whilst utilising cost efficient shift patterns
* Costs -within direct span of control and within the MSUK business plan & Policy Deployment
* Optimised Working Capital - stock, rotable components, WIP
* Overall Equipment Effectiveness -efficiency, utilisation & maintenance
* Employee performance & satisfaction
* Quality as defined by standards for: delivered product, delivered paperwork/reports & internal process controls

Personal Specification:

* A strong mechanical engineering background is essential
* A working knowledge of lean principles & tools/techniques and how to deploy these effectively to leverage continuous improvement within a defined value stream. (To six sigma Green belt level)
* Effective communication skills throughout all levels of the value stream structure. Good listening and interpersonal skills.
* The ability to adopt an efficient 'hands-on' approach as appropriate.
* A comprehensive job knowledge associated to relevant methodologies or best practices & compliance requirements.
* Capable of interpretation of KPI's and of developing appropriate actions.
* A flexible approach with ability to adapt to different working environments.
* Effective people development, leadership, coaching and team development skills.
* High levels of 'change energy/ drive', demonstrated motivation towards change implementation.
* Strong and effective delegation skills.
* Ability to portray full endorsement of business goals and objectives.
* A keenly developed sense of right first time attitude towards quality.
* Time management is key to this role in conjunction with excellent organisation skills
* Self-motivated with a proactive working style
* Strong relationship building skills
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Applications in particular - Power Point, Word, Excel

If you are interested please apply online with your CV for immediate consideration or email your CV and a covering note

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency