Continuous Improvement Manager

Ebbw Vale
Pension + 25 days holiday
24 Nov 2016
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is one of the world's largest designers, manufacturers of clean air performance products and systems for the automotive market. Due to rapid growth they are now looking for a Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager for their sites in South Wales.

Job Description

The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will report directly to the Plant Manager. The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will lead the site's continuous improvement initiatives designed to eliminate non-value added activities while improving operational excellence. This Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager ensures existing processes maintain a high level of performance while continuously reviewing and refining those processes. The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will be responsible for the establishment of an operational excellence culture throughout all plant operations with emphasis on sustainable development.

The Continuous Improvement Manager Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Managing CI Projects as assigned, typically within a local region or business unit.
* Performing gap analysis to identify deficiencies in business processes and programs, and recommending adjustments to programs and/or processes.
* Linking process deficiencies directly to bottom line impact.
* Leads cross-functional project teams formed to implement change and drive continuous improvement.
* Drives mixed model value stream implementation projects with a focus on continuous improvement of safety, quality, cost, and delivery.
* Use appropriate problem-solving tools to provide rapid improvement with sustainable results.
* Ensures adherence to standard processes for data collection, documentation and reporting.
* Plans budget and manages costs related to operational excellence initiatives.
* Directly supervises, trains and mentors full-time CI assigned resources.
* Building project plan to CI projects, including resources, time-line, critical paths, etc.
* Managing diverse CI strategies for transactional and/or manufacturing operations.
* Participating in operational continuous improvement reviews with Local and/or Regional Management.

The Continuous Improvement Manager Skills

* Bachelor's Degree required.
* Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification required.
* Proven leadership skills to coach and lead teams to fully deliver chartered objectives and projects.
* Proficient with Microsoft Applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
* Be a self-starter with excellent organisational skills in planning and organising to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
* Advanced problem solving capabilities, attention to detail and numerical aptitude.

The Continuous Improvement Manager Experience

* Minimum 10 year's experience in operations required.

* Leading and Managing a Continuous Improvement Team

* Experience in a Continuous Improvement function.
* Must have thorough understanding of cycle time reduction, waste reduction, yield improvement, productivity and throughput improvement.
* Hands-on experience using Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN, TPM, Six Sigma, TQM).
* Project management experience.

*Only candidates with the above experience will be considered for this position.

What's on Offer

Basic salary cGBP50,000 + Pension up to 8%, 25 days of holidays plus bank holidays, working hours 8-5 Mon-Thur - 8-12 Friday.

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