Lean Manager

Recruiter
Boots
Location
Bestwood Village, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Jul 2019
Closes
22 Jul 2019
Ref
1153128925
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Passionate about lean and making business improvements?The 'Transformation and Programme Management Team' exists to ensure that our Global Brands organisation successfully transforms the way it operates in order to achieve the goals set within our vision. Successful transformation will involve a coordinated set of programmes and change activity across multiple areas.At the heart of this transformation is the embedding of lean principles into the way that we work. Ensuring that the operating model, processes and systems are aligned and fit for purpose, our people have the right capability to perform in their roles, and the organization and it's culture foster a continuous improvement mindset is key. In this role you will lead the development and implementation of the Lean strategy for Global Brands. Develop, influence, shape and embed an enterprise wide lean culture to drive transformation change.You will work with numerous cross-functional groups including technical, finance, commercial, supply chain, sourcing and the regional business improvement teams based in HK and USA. This role leverages strong leadership and communication skills to influence various business units at all levels of management.About UsHere at Walgreens Boots Alliance - Global Brands we believe in being pioneering, inspirational and connecting with people. Our unique business model places the consumer at the heart of everything we do, with real-time insights that are transformed into thousands of products and brands to help consumers lead happier and healthier lives. With a portfolio of brands that includes No7, Liz Earle Beauty Co., Soap & Glory and YourGoodSkinÔ, we touch the lives of millions all over the world.Your ResponsibilitiesAcross Global BrandsWorking with key stakeholders from across the business, you will develop and deploy a Lean strategy and plan for Global Brands, ensuring that:• Transformation of business processes is underpinned by lean principles to design out waste.• Lean Product Design and best practice supply chain solutions are incorporated into our operating models and business processes.• You are a custodian for the governance and integrity of all business improvement initiatives ensuring sound, objective and validated practices are followed.• You build and manage a team of Lean experts/managers to lead high profile initiativesWithin European Sourcing• You will lead workshops/kaizen events to bring together cross-functional teams to identify cost reduction opportunities and process improvements within our products, suppliers and processes and achieve targeted performance improvement in a compressed timeframe.• Lead all Product and Packaging optimisation related projects, owning the process from beginning to end: Working with teams to establish a robust understanding of 'fitness for purpose' to ensure that products and supporting processes are not over-engineered.• Drives a culture of customer focus, data-driven decision-making, ownership of processes and operational metrics and continuous improvement.• Develops, trains and supports deployment of a set of standard improvement tools & techniques.A bit about you• Coming from an operations, retail or manufacturing background, you must be able to demonstrate substantial experience of leading large, complex, cross-functional improvement projects. These should be in multiple parts of the value chain using Lean and/or other business improvement methodologies.• Skilled in aligning and managing multiple stakeholders across multiple functions and geographies.• Transformation and Change management experience including the cultural aspects of change.• Significant relationship building and influencing different levels within the business & through informal reporting lines.• Manage by fact. Ability to identify, extract and manipulate data to identify issues and trends, develop insights and information that directs and validates improvement activity.What we can offer youWe want to invest in you, to challenge you and help you develop an exciting and successful career. You will have the chance to be part of something ambitious, something innovative and have an impact on a global scale. With a competitive salary and personalized benefits package, you will join a diverse and passionate team who work with some of the world's most well-known brands.Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: Recruiter: danielle.mcmullan@boots.co.uk

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