Lean Manager

Recruiter
Major Healthcare
Location
Peterlee
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
17 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Purpose:
Our client are world leaders in the design and manufacture of exhaust gas control systems for on/off highway and marine diesel engine applications. Due to the continued growth of our business, they are looking to recruit an experienced Lean Engineer who will have a good technical background with experience of lean training and Six Sigma

Job Description:

  • Establish Production System (KPS) roadmap in agreement with plant management, Centres of Competence (CoCs) and Central Truck Industrial Engineering (T/IE), and continuously follow up and redirect it as well as break down into target objectives for the local plant management
  • Identify and prioritise improvement projects with the plant management, based on KPS roadmap, Value Stream Analysis and further business needs
  • Coordinate and update KPS projects in strong focus and KPS-KPIs in KPS tool and reports
  • Coordinate and support KPS audits on plant
  • Coordinate improvement activities with/between CoCs and set up cross plant projects
  • Drive and monitor the progress of the projects using value stream map and scorecards
  • Identify related training needs and coordinate local training approach
  • Provide update information on skilled resources of the plant to central T/IE and top management
  • Coach people in the application of related methods and tools and take over local training as appropriate
  • Contribute to the worldwide KPS network and be the major contact for related communication
  • Train employees on the relevant tools and methods


Skills/experience:

  • Will have a technical diploma or degree with experience of lean training (advanced) and Six Sigma
  • Will have minimum 5 years` experience from the automotive industry
  • Will have strong knowledge or lean tools and methods
  • Must have experience of lean implementation projects
  • Ideally will have experience in leading project teams
  • Ideally will have experience in international environment and/or international projects
  • Ideally will have experience with lean implementation projects
  • Competent IT skills especially in the use of MS Office, Visio and Minitab, etc


Personality:

  • Must have the ability to lead change
  • Must have the ability to coach others
  • Ideally will have networking skills
  • Ideally will have the ability to foster teamwork
  • Ideally will have good communication skills, able to communicate at all levels
  • Overseas travel required
  • Strong English/communication skills (verbal and written)


Environment:
We offer an excellent working environment in which you will be required to work a minimum 39-hour week based on the following hours:-
Monday 08:00 to 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 to 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 to 16:30
Thursday 08:00 to 17:00
Friday 08:00 to 14:30

The Company will contribute 3% to a company pension scheme
All additional hours and travelling outside these hours will be included in the salary