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Group Continuous Improvement Manager

Recruiter: Michael Page
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + benefits
Application date: 7th Apr 2021

About Our Client
This business is fast paced & has an established presence in the market place but is still looking to drive improvement in every area. The organisation has multiple sites across the UK & part of this role will involve sharing best practice & leading improvement initiatives across the group.

Job Description
As the Group Continuous Improvement Manager, you will be based from the West Midlands but have the chance to shape a UK business. This role will involve development of CI strategy & working with the sites on implementation. You will have the full support of the directorship & will work with the site operations teams in order to ensure sustainable change.

Key Responsibilities:
Deliver appropriate training, coaching and support to transfer Lean knowledge to people
To act as a Lean expert to help drive business improvement and also coach people throughout the business to develop their Lean capability
Responsible for leading Lean initiatives and implementing lean methodologies throughout the business
Contribute to the development and update of Lean methods and tools
Facilitate the creation of value stream maps
Use appropriate measurement, analysis and evaluation methods to identify opportunities for improvement and document process improvements
Develop progress reports of overall Continuous Improvement activities including accomplishments, participation, projected activities, and anticipated needs
Implement performance measures and reporting tools to support improvement and visibility of waste
Work with the Operations Management Team to develop and deliver a strategy for continuous improvement throughout the business
Work with production teams and conduct cycle time analysis to verify current / future production rates and target potential improvements
Raise the level of awareness for Lean and Continuous Improvement
Develop the team leaders, helping them to embrace the Continuous Improvement mindset
Encourage a culture of problem solving and getting to root cause through experimentation in the workplace by means of Plan Do Check Act
Deliver staff training at all levels, technicians to senior manager teams

The Successful Applicant
The successful applicant will be a results driven Continuous Improvement specialist with FMCG/manufacturing experience & the following:
First hand experience using CI tools & techniques to deliver improvement; e.g. lean principles, 5S, six sigma, kaizen
Ability to effectively analyse & develop bespoke improvement plans for sites
Ability to engage & train a workforce
Proven mentoring & coaching ability
Excellent communication skills at all levels

What’s on Offer
Circa £55,000 – £65,000 + Additional Benefits (depending on experience)

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