Business Improvement Manager

£30000 - £35000 per annum
12 Sep 2019
10 Oct 2019
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Business Improvement Manager

Location: Manchester

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience

Job type: Permanent, Full time

This Company is the joint venture created by the merging of two large rail companies from Manchester and Doncaster. They specialise in a number of areas, including the machining of monobloc wheels and axles, in the assembly of complete wheelsets for freight, heavy rail, mass transit, light rail and high-speed trains and in the overhaul of train wheelsets, bogies and gearboxes.

Working across the entire organisation, the Business Improvement Manager will be key in implementing strategic as well as process improvement projects throughout all of their sites.

The Role

* Coordinating your improvement practitioners into a strong, result based team
* Challenging the norm with the objective to improve efficiencies in all areas of the business
* Responsible for project managing certain capital investment projects
* Setting up improvement projects
* Ensuring lean and 5S audits are maintained
* Helping teams to create and deliver further improvement plans
* Working with all functions of the business to help drive cost reduction activities and KPI's
* Develop, improve and lead the team under your control in a wide range programme for Lean and CI implementation
* Lead best practice and ‘one company’ initiatives

The Candidate:

* Ideally educated to Degree/HNC level (or equivalent).
* Previous quality, lean and continuous improvement experience gained in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
* Good IT skills including ERP, BI, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
* Good presentation skills.
* Strong problem-solving experience.
* Proven understanding of Kaizen, Lean or Six Sigma practices.
* Experience of previous improvement projects, ideally within a multi process manufacturing environment.
* Hands on experience in a range of manufacturing processes.
* A persuasive and influential approach, excellent work ethic, flexibility.

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Process Improvement Leader, Senior Process Leader, Senior Process Improvement Leader, Operations Officer, Process Team Leader, Operations Manager, Development Manager, Operational Excellence Leader, Operational Excellence Manager, Process Manager, Process Lead, Operations Lead, Senior Process Team Lead, Process Improvement Officer, Process Coordinator, Project Manager, Project Management, Change Manager may also be considered for this role.