Global Lean Manager | Futures
£60000 - £70000 per annum
Wakefield
JES-777010240720193283
July 24, 2019

About the role


Futures seek to appoint a Global Lean Manager to develop and deploy lean systems, thinking and behaviours throughout multiple plants for a successful international manufacturing business. It is important that the appointed Global Lean Manager is an excellent communicator to motivate and directly engage with different factories in multiple countries and cultures to deliver positive, lasting change. The biggest challenge of this role will be to change the mindset of established and successful workforce’s. You need to be able to convince factories that are good of how they can be better still, and why they should look to make changes when they are performing well at present. Equally you will need to be concise at board level to report back on progress. You must have extensive previous experience of improvement events / kaizen, visual management, and co-ordinating improvement activity at multiple sites.

Global Lean Manager – Role and Responsibilities – Improvement Events / Kaizen / Visual Management / Continuous Improvement

* Lead the deployment of lean across multiple manufacturing facilities
* Hands-on leadership and facilitation of improvement events, ensuring active participation and buy-in to improvement events
* Drive direct labour productivity through process improvements
* Deployment of a visual management operating system in each plant
* Implementation of a continuous flow line flow in each plant with supporting management operating system and organisation
* Work in strong collaboration with sourcing & supply chain functions to develop a lean supply-base

Global Lean Manager – Skills and Abilities – Improvement Events / Kaizen / Visual Management / Continuous Improvement

* Educated to degree level or with appropriate work place experience/qualification
* Black-belt equivalent formal training in Lean Manufacturing (TPS) and leading improvement events / kaizen
* Ability to teach others effectively. Trainer skills certification preferred
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven presentation skills, including use of common tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
* Ability to engage a cross-functional team towards a desired outcome. Previous experience coordinating complex projects successfully
* Convincing and motivating on site but equally able to communicate with gravitas in the boardroom

Global Lean Manager, Improvement Events, Kaizen, Visual Management, Continuous Improvement

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