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  • Job reference number:15341341
  • Client ID:RI/AM16411
  • Posted on:16-APR-2018
  • Location:WATERFORD
  • Job type:PERMANENT

Continuous Improvement (Lean) Lead - County Waterford.

OverallJob Purpose: To assist in the development and execution of an implementation strategy for Lean Manufacturing Techniques and Principles to support company's goal of becoming a world class manufacturing campus.

Core Responsibilities:

• To take part in and give guidance to cross-functional teams rolling out the Lean Manufacturing initiatives.
• Strive to develop best practice methods, workplace layout and workplace organisation to gain throughput increases, inventory reductions, and operating expense reductions.
• Assist in training employees in Lean Tools, Systems and Principles in order to develop an organisation-wide culture of change.
• Deliver and teach A3 Problem Solving Training.
• The ability to lead a project from conception to closure.
• Estimate & secure the cost benefit of specific projects.
• The auditing of processes to ensure that gains are sustained.
• Assist in the development of corrective action when requested.
• To act as a Lean Manufacturing SME to support other departments.
• To actively promote the necessity of C.I. as a key strategy to achieve competitive advantage and long term sustainability.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience sought:

• At least 5 years' pharmaceutical or related industry experience
• MSc in Lean/Six Sigma or equivalent.

• Ability to communicate and work with people inside and outside the department as necessary to execute these responsibilities.

• Ability to train and lead assigned employees.
• Ability to understand and follow appropriate departmental policies, procedures, practices and to understand the inter-relationships of people and functions.
• To continually enhance your knowledge by staying in touch with the latest developments in Lean Manufacturing Theory and Practices.
• Ability to manage a project successfully.
• Knowledge of engineering theories, methods and work measurement techniques.
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to present information in a concise and clear manner.
• Ideally Certified to use A3 Problem Solving Methodology.
• Ideally certified in Training Within Industry
• Ability to work as part of team and have excellent attention to detail.
• The resolve to escalate issues when necessary to Senior Leadership’s attention.
• Ability to communicate the benefits of Lean Manufacturing.

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