Role details

Value Stream Manager

East Midlands   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Improve profitability through operational efficiency
  • Growth through rationalisation and modernisation of manufacturing footprint

About Our Client

My client is a world class designer and manufacturer of chemical products, supplying into various markets across building materials, OEMs, and consumer goods. Given their robust product portfolio and their market dominance, they are looking to bring in an individual focused on operations excellence in order to transform and grow the business.

Job Description

The business has made significant investments in the last few years, transforming the manufacturing areas. This appointment is key to the next stage of operational development.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Lead the Value Stream team of process owners, quality & production engineers, cell leaders, planners & buyers to deliver KPI targets on Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity and Lead time. This should be done in a cost effective way whilst ensuring customer needs are met or exceeded.

  • Lead the improvements in the Value Stream including running kaizen events. Maintain a current and future state map for the development of the ideal value stream.

  • Drive the consistent application of best practice throughout the value stream, ensuring standard work, single-piece flow, problem solving, 5S, TPM, continuous improvement and lean initiatives are followed and encouraged.

  • Drive strict maintenance of process controls.

  • Drive the development and maintenance of best in class 5S and visual management.

  • Drive Value Stream performance on a daily/weekly/monthly basis using KPI boards to monitor it over time, and conduct root cause analysis with problem resolution.

  • Coordinate with sales and quality on supporting and aligning the value stream operations with the customer expectations in terms of lead times, quality performance and other factors.

  • Coach and mentor their team and ensure that their team identifies customer requirements and delivers the required daily /weekly / monthly / annual production plans and targets.

The Successful Applicant

To be considered for this Value Stream Manager role my client is looking for:

  • Ability to analyse and improve wide concepts and create practical improvements.

  • A confident leader of change.

  • Creative and innovative - not afraid to question existing processes.

  • Data-driven, critical thinker with a systems view.

  • Tenacious, determined & resilient.

  • Have led a team in a similar role in Production or Operations.

  • A proven record of improving performance within a mechanical manufacturing area.

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement philosophy and tools including Lean, 5S, value stream mapping, Standard Work, PFMEA and has implemented similar methodologies.

  • A quality orientation and has a track record of initiating improvements.

  • Knowledge of modern manufacturing technology, techniques and methodologies and has successfully implemented.

  • Knowledge of championing H&S and continuous improvement activities.

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and persuasion skills.

  • Good time management & planning skills.

  • A degree in Production Engineering & Management, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering would be highly desirable.

What's on Offer

Competitive basic salary and benefits

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