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Engineering & Technical

Value Stream Coach - Galway - 103201

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 15/03/2019
Job Reference: 103201
Contact Name: Anne-Marie Fox
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Job Description

Value Stream Coach - Galway - 103201
Our client, a manufacturing company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Value Stream Coach 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 changes
  • 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 improvement
  • 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 manufac-turing 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 solv-ing
  • Work with OpEx Change Leader team to ensure rigor around the pre-work, post work and conducting of the rapid im-provement 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 de-velop 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.
  • Proven experience implementing pull systems in a highly functioning an successful lean environment
  • Strong proficiency in MRP / ERP / Pull systems: able to translate materials processes into ERP and pull environments
  • Knowledge 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 Value Stream Coach role in Galway please contact Anne - Marie Fox on 087 2197421 /

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