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Title:  LEAN Expert


Southfield, MI, US

Date:  Jan 13, 2022

Participates in a continuous improvement and/or efficiency project within a Company focusing on products, systems, operations and processes. Likely to have a yellow belt six sigma qualification. Will carry out these duties as part of their overall function within the organization.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

Participate in and contribute to lean improvements activities, looking at quality, delivery, productivity, cost and efficiency, delivering benefits to support all business stakeholders and driving customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

General and Task Management

  • Lead Kaizen Events and Six Sigma projects within and across operations to optimize Value Stream performance
  • Drive the culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence, throughout the company by ensuring standard utilization of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma practices
  • Within area of responsibility analyze current work practices to identify areas for improvement and educate as to how to improve business and operations processes.
  • Participate in Lean health checks and go/no goes
  • Perform program audits and streamlining processes within area of responsibility
  • Process mapping, value stream mapping, identifying inefficiencies in productivity
  • Recommend to management changes that can cut waste from operating procedures
  • Deploy appropriate methodologies to problem solving and support teams to solve problems. Ensure the escalation process for problem solving is effective
  • Support the business in establishing “best practice”
  • Undertake continuous training and development
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
  • Carry out time and motion studies to support productivity improvements
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
  • Develops an integrated Lean strategy and assists with its strategic deployment.
  • Leads and facilitates the improvement and standardization of enterprise Lean policies and procedures.
  • Tailors Lean message to specific audience level.

Relationship Management

  • Liaise and communicate with the different Accounts, customers, internal staff and suppliers
  • Work as part of the team to share ideas and improve operation, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities
  • Carry out process and procedure improvements to optimise results and improve quality of delivery, in line with quality standards requirements and customer expectations


Skills and Attributes

  • Strong knowledge of complex Lean Six Sigma tools, methodology and statistical analysis
  • Awareness of ISO Standards
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office suite; Word, Excel, Project, Visio, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with and positively influence leadership and all levels of the organization
  • A holistic thinker who can look company-wide to integrate and streamline processes for optimal benefit.
  • Planning and prioritizing activities
  • Analytical skills
  • Understanding of cost and financial impacts
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Achievement focused
  • Consistently manages the task
  • Is self aware, resilient, optimistic and open to change


Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Bachelor's degree, preference for Engineering / Business Operations / Finance / Management or 5-10 years experience in Operations
  • Strong experience in Lean and continuous improvement programming/implementation and Six Sigma tools
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification or similar certification is required
  • Experience working on large, global process re-engineering initiatives in global organizations is preferred
  • Knowledge of ISO Standards is preferred

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