Continuous Improvement Lead

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Continuous Improvement Lead

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    Engineering & Operations

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    £45000 - £55000

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    22 days ago

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Alexander Steele are currently recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Lead Manager for a leading food manufacturer based near Luton. Unrivalled quality, innovation and service have positioned them as the supplier of choice for customers in the UK and overseas. As they continue to evolve our great business, the role of the CI Lead will play a key role in delivering sustainable continuous improvements. On Offer £45 000 to £55,000 Annual bonus Monday – Friday Job Introduction The Continuous Improvement Lead drives sustainable continuous improvements delivering breakthrough results in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost (SQDC), while building cultural change throughout the organization. The CI Lead works closely with Operations and department employees to achieve results. This position requires strong Lean Manufacturing and hands-on leadership skills, along with a passion for Operational Excellence, to be successful. Role Responsibility Leads and facilitates weeklong Kaizen events to achieve breakthrough improvements Trains other leaders to execute 1-2-day Point Kaizen events to achieve small improvements Facilitates long-term continuous improvement projects from beginning through completion across various work groups Trains associates in lean tools and techniques (including 7 wastes, 5S, standard work, set-up reduction, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), flow, value stream mapping, etc) Coordinates and lead internal audits around Lean principles (5S, standard work, TPM, etc). Monitors 30-day follow-up activities and reports Ensures that corrective actions have been developed, implemented and are effective. Works with management teams to sustain results Maintains and update the site’s SQDC (safety, quality, delivery, cost) metrics Develops standard operations sheets and all applicable forms/flow charts created during Kaizen events Develops tracking tools and measures to support CI initiatives Develops business case justification for projects and initiatives Benchmarks performance across the facilities and industry to identify areas of opportunity. Challenges the status quo to find ways to optimize manufacturing performance to deliver superior results Builds a CI culture across the organization. The Ideal Candidate Two or more years in a manufacturing environment, ideally within food manufacturing One to three years of CI experience, preferred Ability to Identify Problems Interested and capable in solving problems and driven to execute Very strong communication skills Demonstrated effective team player The CI Specialist possesses extensive facilitation skills and hands-on experience in continuous improvement manufacturing activities. A strong application knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing techniques and related CI tools are required: Standard Work, Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen Events, Value Stream Mapping, OEE, First Hour Full Power, 5S, 7 Wastes, Pit Stop Changeovers, etc. This person should be recognized as a change agent, challenging the status quo to drive to operations excellence. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply with an updated version of your CV or contact Tinashe at Alexander Steele Recruitment.