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Job - Continuous Improvements Engineer in Burnley

Burnley, UK
£45000 - £55000 Per year
Job type
Aerospace Engineering
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Posted on
11 Jan 2019
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About the Role:

Overview: The CI business partner (CIBP) position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position serves as a consultant to management on continuous improvement-related topics. The position will also include the delivery and or support to complex projects within the designated business area.

To partner with specific business areas (Value Chains) to create an Operational Excellence plan which delivers a lean based continuous improvement capability

* Align & prioritise lean/CI initiatives & project objectives for the business area ensuring there is no overlap or conflict of local improvements with wider transformational objectives
* Work with functional leaders, to deliver & report progress of the Operational Excellence plan consisting of a portfolio of process foundation & improvement activities
* Run 'events & workshops' to establish & embed lean flow cells to promote problem solving & learning capabilities
* Oversee the co-ordination of projects within the unit & adopt a PMO approach to management & delivery to ensure sustainability in the long term
* Deliver a success-based Operational Excellence scorecard which provides visual management & tracking of continuous improvement projects ongoing within the unit
* Work with vertical functional leaders to establish continuous improvement goals & act as a liaison with finance to build improvement budgets & validate actual improvement results
* Scope, plan & coach Green/Black Belts with Lean Six Sigma project based improvement when appropriate
* Deliver complex projects within the business unit as and when required
* Effect change by influencing operational teams to adopt lean concepts such as 5s, QRQC, A3, PDCA, standard work, DMAIC, problem solving, visual management & the creation of lean flow cells in their daily work
* Support the cultural shift to becoming a lean, problem solving organisation with continuous improvement at its heart
* Work closely with the Continuous Improvement Director to adopt & embed the relevant process disciplines to comply with & maintain chosen quality certifications including EN9100

Travel specificity: Will be required to travel

Candidate skills & requirements

* Prior experience working in a project management/continuous improvement function: Essential
* Strong leadership skills & ability to lead direct & indirect teams (matrix management): Essential
* Ability to navigate through challenging situations, to reach collaborative solutions: Essential
* Experience of working with colleagues across Europe in French or a desire to learn: Essential
* Proven record of delivering sustained business improvements in operational environments: Essential
* Understanding & use of data to drive informed decisions for process measurement systems: Essential
* Six Sigma Sigma Master Black Belt: Essential
* The ability to test/challenge current thinking & formulate new practices/policies: Essential
* Excellent oral & written communication skills in English: Essential
* Hands on training & coaching of individuals & teams from senior leaders to team members: Essential
* Experience of working with quality standards in an aerospace or automotive environment: Essential
* Demonstrable professional credibility & solid ethics, evidenced by experience of sound judgment & decision-making: Essential
* Ability to present with impact & sell the benefits of improvement: Essential
* A deep understanding, practice & qualification of the recognised techniques & methodologies associated with process & change: Essential

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.


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