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Engineering & Technical

Global Lean Lead - All West - 104143

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: All West
Date: 19/06/2019
Job Reference: 104143
Contact Name: Anne-Marie Fox
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Job Description

Global Lean Lead - All West - 104143
Global Lean Leader
The Global Lean Leader will provide strong leadership for global continuous improvement function to create, implement and sustain a strong Lean Production System while ensuring the delivery of key Quality, Service & Cost Objectives. This is a transformational role as part of the continuous improvement global team to support both plant and distribution locations to ensure the overall lean production system and culture advance and sustaining. The role is both hands on doing, coaching, mentoring but also having the ability to create and deploy a strategic roadmap to get Hollister to a world class operation.
• Critical support to help create, drive and implement the overall Continuous Improvement (CI) Strategy for Global Operations, including global standardization of the CI lean framework and the Hollister Production System.
• Educate and coach the organization on the culture of continuous improvement and necessary behavioral development, including a culture of continually challenging the status quo, autonomous teams and leadership structures. Includes sharing of best practices.
• Hands on teaching and deployment required at local site location from Leadership to operator associates.
• Take responsibility for Global Operations strategic initiative projects as appropriate to further drive operation excellence and CI.
• Other duties and tasks as assigned.
Essential Functions of the Role:
• Ability to deliver change at all levels of the organisation
• Ability to translate concepts into delivered results
• Public speaking requirements
• Significant reading requirements
• Constant utilization of listening skills, both person to person and over the phone
• Work flexible start/stop times, across all shifts
Experience Requirements
• Bachelor Degree in Operations Management, Engineering or other related field required
• Project Management experience

• Number of Overall Years Necessary: 8-12
• 8 - 12 years of professional experience in a progressive manufacturing environment with a proven track record of performance management, including supervisory level experience for a minimum of 3 years
• Strong track record of having worked in a world class Lean/Six-Sigma manufacturing environment
• Experience creating and working within a lean manufacturing production system (Shingo or associated award recognition a plus)
• Black Belt Certification preferred with knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma methodologies required
• Demonstrated ability to influence a cross-functional team and challenge the status quo/change agent
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, strong work ethic, attention to detail and organizational/multi-tasking skills
• Strong facilitation skills, change management experience and project management
• Knowledge of ERP Systems preferred
• Experience in equipment and process validation preferred
• Experience in automation systems and manufacturing technology preferred
• Experience in hourly system/data analytics (big data) preferred
• Strong in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel

For more information please call me on 087 2197421 or

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