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Group Lean change manager

Group Lean change manager

Posted 8 October 2018 by Adecco UK Limited
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Required Qualifications :

Bachelor/ Master degree
Lean six sigma practitioner - Black belt


 Analytical
 Persuasive
 Ability to handling details
 Energetic and enthusiastic
 Can-do mentality
 Perseverant
 Trustworthy


Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite, ERP/MPR/IT systems
Knowledge of aerospace/defence/environmental accreditation's
Effective oral and written communication skills


Project leadership: co-designing and running Lean transformations in specific areas the project leader will:
 Work closely with The Management team and the Sharing in Growth programme team to define the work plans
 Coordinate the project teams through different phases of the programme
 Ensure support and provide adequate status updates
 Share responsibility to reach the targets together with management
 Enforce prerequisites for sustainability of results
 Ensure transfer to line/process manager/owner
 Re-visit implemented processes to ensure performance improvement targets are delivered

In addition, the manager will work to achieve:

Mindset changes: transform mindsets to maintain continuous improvement efforts beyond project activities and change their way of working to a Lean way of working with Continuous Improvement
Problem solving leadership: contributing to the improvement of the whole operations value stream by participating in or facilitating problem solving sessions
Knowledge transfer: training and coaching of employees and management on Lean principles and behaviours
Continuous improvements: identifying potential for new improvements
Business case development: evaluating financial consequences of required resources to implement Lean concepts and translating the realised improvements into a positive and measurable business impact.


 Extensive experience in Operations (e.g. line, engineering), will have a general understanding of technical topics (through technical background or job experience)
 Experience in a Customer Support environment is a prerequisite
 A passion for Continuous Improvement and will exhibit a 'there must be a better way, why don't we try ...' mentality; can think outside of the box
 Experience in Lean deployment or application is an absolute prerequisite
 Additional relevant experience with continuous improvement methods (problem solving, Kaizen and Continuous Improvement) and change/ project management experience
 Will have the potential to use a range of different influencing techniques (influencing without power)
 Actively gives and seeks constructive feedback
 Effective communicator at all levels (operational to executive)
 Is able to listen to people's issues and able to work in a team
 Can train others
 Delivers fact-based and well-structured messages in a range of different formats, e.g. presentation, written messages
 Great networking skills, able to work at multiple levels of the organisation, from team members on the shop-floor to Senior Managers

 The ability to enthuse colleagues in Lean Thinking as a business necessity

 A belief in 'walking the talk' and working as a member of a team

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