Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist

Palebluedotrecruitment (Galway, Ireland) 1 day ago





Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist



Job description



The Role

The Continuous Improvement Team lead and support the delivery of programs and projects to continuously improve manufacturing & operational processes or business services aligned with business strategies. As a Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist you will be an individual contributor, and report directly to the Continuous Improvement Manager. You will act as a change agent in a fast-paced environment, you will find the role both challenging and rewarding. You will serve as a role model, an advocate for continuous improvement, streamlining processes by encouraging staff to continuously look for opportunities to make their processes easier and more efficient. You will be highly motivated, passionate about lean mindset, leading change while training and mentoring people in continuous improvement methodologies.


Responsibilities

  • Champion creating continuous flow in multiple process environment
  • Critically review batch production processes and identify opportunities to reduce lead time, reduce inventory, drive efficiency improvement and improve service levels, through the implementation of lean initiatives
  • Act as a ‘Change Agent’ in the introduction of lean tools & principles in manufacturing and drive/sustain improvements by working directly supporting and mentoring Operations and Engineering at all levels
  • Assist in the identification and organization of resources required to achieve successful initiative/project implementation - Coach individual project teams to enable them to succeed in continuous improvement deployment
  • Monitor and critically review progress of value streams against plans and achievement of continuous improvement against key performance operations assessment criteria. Responsible for identifying and highlighting further opportunities in delivering improvements in process performance along with identifying opportunities in methodologies that sustain gains
  • Assist in the definition of project scoping and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders ensuring technical feasibility of Continuous Improvement Projects
  • The facilitator responsible for assisting the project manager in the successful planning, scheduling and completion of continuous improvement projects. Review detailed project plans to monitor and track progress
  • Develop skill levels of site personnel to implement and sustain Continuous Improvement. Provide training, coaching and mentoring in lean principles to both direct and indirect including cross-functional personnel



Requirements



Requirements 

  • Level 8 degree qualified, Industrial Engineering field or equivalent preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma certification (Black Belt preferred) with 5 years experience
  • Qualifications / Certifications in Lean Practices a distinct advantage
  • Previous Medical Device experience is advantageous, but not essential
  • Experience in AutoCAD / Solid Works an advantage
  • Experience rolling out & embedding CI methodologies in batch production environment(s) - Confirmed delivery of tangible benefits using CI approach
  • Excellent analytical skills and a strong visionary of waste reduction
  • Proven experience in facilitating Kaizen workshop events
  • Strong facilitation, coaching, motivational and influencing skills
  • Experience supporting successful project teams, including the development of employees and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in PIM, VSM, 5s, Cell Design, 3P in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated self-direction & organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proven ability to adapt to changing work priorities in response to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ensures adherence to quality and safety standards with all improvement efforts


Note: By applying for this position, you may also be considered by Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment for other or future related vacancies.


                                                          Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment

                                            The Resource for the MedTech Workforce






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