Current Vacancies

Lean Deployment Engineer • ‘Floating role’ across Europe/Americas/Asia

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Lean Deployment Engineer • ‘Floating role’ across Europe/Americas/Asia

Madrid, Spain HQ

€ Attractive + Benefits •Significant Opportunities for Career Development.

By joining this globally renown group with sales over €2bn, you will be working with a team engaged in the forefront of manufacturing and industrial processes. With being one of the world’s leading industrial manufacturers, they are driven by operational excellence.

This is an exciting time to join this global organisation who have embarked upon a significant and unique Operating System deployment over the last 3-4 years. Primarily responsible for the ‘hands-on’ development and deployment of the tools, methods and processes that make up the new production system, you will be working on significant change projects (multi-site across Europe/Americas/Asia) and accountable for site and functional engagement with implementing and facilitating the excellence system to higher stages and levels of achievement.

The successful candidate will need in-depth knowledge and experience of leading state of the art continuous improvement processes, systems and practices based on the Toyota Production System, coupled with a level of business acumen that permits you to quickly identify and facilitate opportunities for change that can support the global Operating Systems deployment.

Partnering committed global site leadership teams and providing effective facilitation and implementation of significant changes, you will be degree qualified with a proven record of leadership success in engaging, inspiring and coaching cross functional teams in large World Class industrial manufacturing environments together with a high drive for results delivery. The implementation will be done via semi-permanent ‘residential’ periods of 3 / 4 months in each. Spanish and English languages being preferred with others being valued (i.e. German, Portuguese and Chinese).

Please forward your application in confidence to Lean Executives at info@leanexecutives.co.uk quoting reference 1163.

Global Product Manager / Global Business Line Manager

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Global Product Manager / Global Business Line Manager – South Wales (UK)

£75,000 – £80,000 + 20% Bonus (centre point), Car, Pension, Relocation

Our client is a global diversified manufacturer of highly-engineered, industrial products with a significant presence in a number of focused markets.  With approximately 11,000 employees working together in five business segments across 25 countries, the Company’s business segments generate net sales of over $2.5bn.

Based within a division that manufacturers a wide range of applications for the chemical and biopharmaceutical industries, the Global Business Line Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of the product lines global short and long-term strategy.  With significant influence and responsibility for a growing $25m business, key duties include:

  • Develop and execute a winning business model for each of the sales regions.
  • Full analysis and projection of regional market size, growth rates and current market share.
  • Develop strategic and operations plan for the global product line.
  • Actively monitor and drive the product line pricing, profitability, quality and lead time requirements.
  • Responsible for new product launches in respective regions.

Reporting to the VP/GM with interactions with executive sales & marketing leadership, operations and engineering at sites around the globe, the ideal candidate will have experience in the following:

  • Educated to degree level in a technical/business related subject.  MBA is preferred.
  • 5-7 years experience in product management for a technical product.
  • Experience of different sales strategies and product life cycle management.
  • Exceptional marketing and analytical skills.  Team oriented with ability to operate across the business and in different environments and cultures.
  • Highly motivated with sound presentation, negotiation and advanced interpersonal skills.
  • Export experience would be useful together with any direct industry experience in fluid handling / chemical / pharmaceutical / life sciences

This is an exciting and challenging role, where the Global Business Line Manager can make a real impact and contribute to the overall success of the high performing business.  This is a promising career opportunity in a global organisation committed to giving talented achievers room to grow.  Travel expectation is typically 30%.

Please forward your application in confidence to Lean Executives at info@leanexecutives.co.uk quoting reference 1158.

Global New Product Development Manager

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Global New Product Development Manager – Suffolk (UK)

c.£70,000 – £80,000 + 20% Bonus + Car + Benefits

Our client is a division of a globally recognised Group in the manufacture of engineered industrial products, serving a number of significant sectors. At the forefront of manufacturing technology and processes, the company designs, manufactures, markets and distributes some of the most innovative products in its field. Central to the ambitious growth strategy is the continued development of market led product innovation.

Your role will to lead the development of engineering strategy and the delivery of new product development and value engineering strategic initiatives. You will manage a multi-site team of engineers, with two UK sites and 2 overseas, designing and developing new products and solutions primarily for fluid handling applications. You will be accountable for all aspects of product development, from customer and market research involvement and conceptual design techniques to complete project management, including planning, critical path, key dates and budgets.

You will be degree qualified or equivalent in Engineering (preferably Mechanical Engineering) with a proven track record of market led product innovation in fluid handling or a closely related sector. Experience in valve technology such as flow regulation, actuation, commissioning, pressure and temperature management will be a distinct advantage. Excellent leadership and project management expertise will be a pre-requisite.

This is a highly successful, profitable and ambitious group which offers both challenge and opportunity. As well as a competitive salary and benefits there will be a relocation package where appropriate.

To apply please email your CV with a covering letter and current salary to Lean Executives quoting reference 1164 to info@leanexecutives.co.uk

TPM Manufacturing Leader

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  TPM Manufacturing Leader UK Wide (4 x Positions)

 c.£50-£55,000 + annual bonus, car allowance, pension, healthcare

 

Due to ongoing and exciting growth, our client, one of the world’s most iconic brands, is seeking a high calibre TPM Manufacturing Leader to join their leadership teams in either the North West / North East / Midlands or South East of England .

Supporting the strategic direction and deployment of the TPM framework, the successful candidate will serve as a centre of expertise for coaching, guidance, support and the implementation of TPM processes throughout the site. Partnering the site leadership team at your preferred site, you will utilise your skills and capabilities to drive cultural change across the facility, imparting TPM knowledge and ensuring best practice is adopted and sustained.

The Requirements:

• Strong Leadership and superior practical hands-on application knowledge gained from successfully leading the strategic direction and implementing the TPM framework and methodologies in a manufacturing environment. JIPM experience would be ideal.

• Track record of designing and implementing TPM master plans for process development and sustainability and driving cultural change by coaching, training and mentoring all levels of employees.

• Graduate calibre with relevant qualifications in Production Management/ Engineering.

• Training/ coaching expertise with credibility to build enduring relationships and confidence to challenge roles and procedures at both shop floor and senior level.

This is an outstanding opportunity offering an excellent salary and benefits package (with car allowance). This is an exciting and challenging role and is a promising career opportunity in a global organisation committed to giving talented achievers room to grow.

Please e-mail your application in confidence to Lean Executives quoting reference 1162 to info@leanexecutives.co.uk with your preferred location.

Lean Manufacturing Manager

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Lean Manufacturing Manager East Midlands (UK)

£60,000 + Bonus, Car Allowance, Pension, Healthcare and unrivalled career opportunities

 

Our client is part of a globally recognised Group in the manufacturer of prestigious engineered industrial products. At the forefront of manufacturing technology and processes, the company designs, develops and manufacturers the most innovative and technical products in its field and is committed to achieving total operational excellence.

As a result of continued growth and development, the Company is now seeking to appoint an exceptional Lean Manufacturing Manager conversant with uniting Operating, Cultural and Management sub-systems to pursue order-to-delivery excellence. Supporting multiple value streams, the successful candidate will be responsible for interpreting and deploying the Lean-Six Sigma approach whilst overseeing process design and analysis, change management and capability building.

Job Requirements / Experience:

·Bachelors Degree (Engineering / Operations) or requisite work experience.

·Minimum of 5 years manufacturing/engineering experience in a line management and or Quality discipline role is desirable.

·Outstanding leadership, communication and team building skills in producing results by meeting organisational objectives.

·Demonstrable experience of leading change and implementing Lean Manufacturing .

·Ability to establish operational metrics / key indicators for process control, communication and performance improvement.

·Highly motivated with a drive for results. Career focused with ability to create and maintain enthusiasm for new and challenging goals.

This is an exciting and challenging role, where the Lean Manufacturing Manager can make a real impact on the efficiency of the entire operations and contribute to the overall success of the business. This is a promising career opportunity in a global organisation committed to giving talented achievers room to grow.

Please forward your application in confidence to Lean Executives quoting reference 1166 to info@leanexecutives.co.uk

PRINCIPLE LEAN CONSULTANT

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PRINCIPLE LEAN CONSULTANT

UK Based

Competitive Base Salary + industry leading bonus + benefits package to attract the very best Lean talent!

 Our client is the UK’s leading lean operations improvement specialist.  With a growing reputation for supporting blue chip service sector organisations make significant and lasting improvements to their operations and service delivery, we seek ‘top end’ Principal Consultants who are able to deliver projects, transfer skills and manage programmes, and of course the critical client relationships linked to such programmes.

You will have a deep understanding of operations management and Lean, and are already achieving success in your consulting career. You are now looking for an opportunity to rapidly develop your potential in a professional and enriching environment.

We will expect you to have an excellent track record in hands-on line management in a best practice operations environment, where Lean/Kaizen philosophies dominate, either in the service sector or in manufacturing. Your experience must include managing complex improvement initiatives, and your success will have led to rapid career advancement (we will consider exceptional applicants without external consulting experience).

With a good first degree and ideally a relevant higher qualification from a well-respected institution, you will be able to demonstrate strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills and excellent resource-planning and client management capability, coupled with a results-orientated approach. Exceptional leadership qualities and the ability to motivate multi-disciplinary consulting teams are also essential.  Above all you will be personable and display strong emotional intelligence.

In return we can offer a really enjoyable and stretching environment in which to develop your career, with progression based on merit, along with a competitive rewards package.

Please forward your application in confidence to Daniel McDonald at Lean Executives for further information.

Senior TPM Manager / Senior TPM Consultant

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Senior TPM Manager / Senior TPM Consultant
Midlands
Significant base salary + car, bonus, pension, healthcare
Our client is a globally renown provider of business improvement solutions to premium brands. They are dedicated to delivering unparalleled manufacturing best practice through consultancy and training services.

Due to ongoing and exciting growth, our client seeks a highly experienced TPM leader with a proven track record of delivering TPM as a holistic business strategy and achieving quantifiable sustained improvement performance through practical activity. With ‘top end’ experience of working in a variety of industries and at all levels within an organisation (i.e. from senior management strategy and policy deployment to shop floor team engagement) you will understand the importance of people involvement in sustained cultural change that underpins successful TPM programs.

The Requirements:

* Strong Leadership and superior practical hands-on application knowledge gained from successfully leading the strategic direction and implementing the TPM framework and methodologies in a manufacturing environment. JIPM experience would be ideal.

* Track record of designing and implementing TPM master plans for process development and sustainability and driving cultural change by coaching, training and mentoring all levels of employees.

* Graduate calibre with relevant qualifications in Production Management/ Engineering.

* Training/ Coaching expertise with credibility to build enduring relationships and confidence to challenge roles and procedures at both shop floor and senior level.

This is an outstanding opportunity offering an excellent salary and benefits package (with car allowance). Extensive development and training is available for the right individual. This is consultancy role and therefore full flexibility for travel is essential.

Interested? Please e-mail your application in confidence to our recruitment partner Daniel McDonald at Lean Executives.

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