of the Role
To deliver projects / programmes using Lean principles and methodologies internally and externally which will provide continuous improvement and / or business benefits.
Implementation of agreed propositions and internal projects based on Lean philosophy, tools and techniques.
This role is based in Doncaster however extensive travel around the UK is required & international assignments may form a large part of this role.
Works within defined structure for project implementation however independence of action is required when working alone on customer sites.
Authority to make some decisions within the general remit of the project more significant changes / decisions that are outside the scope of the project would be referred to management.
Maintaining a professional image and providing a high level of customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
No direct line management responsibility internally, however a requirement to train, guide and facilitate small to medium sized teams within customer sites and provide advice in a coaching and development capacity, embedding and developing internal Lean capability.
Working to defined project design with limited scope to change project once agreed, however has the responsibility to arrange own work to meet set objectives.
Work largely proactive in line with the project plan however reactive to changing demands of the environment / customer.
Weekly / monthly checks on performance depending on the nature of the project.
Knowledge of all Lean principles, procedures, methods and techniques are essential.
Broad understanding of the end to end supply chain of the organisation to enable knowledge transfer within the function and to external stakeholders. (desirable)
Requirement to use analytical skills and judgement to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
Work environment largely depending on customer site (both national and international) can vary from trackside, night work through to office based open plan with desks fairly close together.
High levels of flexibility required to respond to customer demands which could involve extensive travelling, overnight stays and extended stays away from home with possible weekend work.
Operational experience of implementation of Lean philosophy and methods.
Experience of managing projects and delivering objectives to timescales.
Experience of Lean in a variety of environments.
Experience of Continuous Improvement Consultancy Support.
Demonstrable experience of working at all levels, showing empathy, assertiveness and influence.
Experience of facilitation, coaching and training.
Six Sigma Green Belt (Desirable).
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