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Lean Leader

Job Title: Lean Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 87261
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Lean Leader
Our client, an engineering company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Lean leader for their site.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coach and develop line operations leaders from the front line to the VS manager on operating premier performing lean value streams through leadership culture and behavior changes, process operating rhythm, and method change
  • Coach and develop the full time OpEx change leaders to grow their OpEx knowledge, and coach for change management capabilities
  • Coach all key contributors daily during formal gemba walks on developing a highly effective Daily Management process focused on management through mission control, creation of flow, adherence to standard work, and solid implementation of rigorous problem solving
  • Work with the entire value stream organization (salary and hourly) to transform to a culture of significant focus on value for the customer, and rigorous continuous improvemen
  • Work with the value stream organization to develop value stream maps that establish future state targets on elimination of non-value added waste in product, material, and information flow
  • Work with the value stream leadership team to develop strategies and plans within the transformation plan that attack the appropriate levers to maximize margin expansion and share gain.
  • Work with the site and/or value stream leadership team to define and educate the workforce on a lean transformation plan of RIE's, A3's and JDI's which will lead to achievement of future state targets and ensure the VSA A3 box 8 equals box 3 by the expiration target.
  • Work with IRU and the site training department to develop and deliver programs to teach the workforce on lean manufacturing tools and concepts such as problem solving, A3/A4 management, leader as coach, Kanban, Kaizen, Value Stream mapping, visual management, lean conversion and pull
  • Work with team to implement materials and inventory management, distribution and logistics initiatives and problem solving
  • Work with OpEx Change Leader team to ensure rigor around the pre-work, post work and conducting of the rapid improvement event weeks.
  • Provides cost estimates and capital expenditure justification as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance within the value stream with standard processes and standard tools, helps the value stream team develope and follow their personal leader standard work, and helps develop a culture of process discipline around operators following process standard work. Supports and meets Departmental, Plant and Corporate EHS goals. Works in a safe and efficient manner.
Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or related discipline desired (or equivalent education/ training/ experience). APICS/CPIM certification a distinct advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years of documented world class lean manufacturing experience.
  • Strong proficiency in MRP / ERP / Pull systems: able to translate materials processes into ERP and pull environmentsKnowledge of lean manufacturing related safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of personal computer applications required (Excel, Word, Visio, and PP).
  • Excellent Team Facilitation Skills
  • Extensive Gemba based continuous improvement based tools/techniques. Excellent documented leadership skills Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with both senior management and production
  • Ability to assign priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to interpret manufacturing schematics and blueprints
  • Able to mentor and facilitate lean culture change in an environment with varying acceptance
For further information on this Lean Leader role in Galway please contact Deirdre Finnerty on 091730022 /
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