Regional Operational Excellence Leader EMEA

Newport Permanent Hybrid working
  • Newly created Regional Operational Excellence role
  • Leading the EMEA business operating system

About Our Client

A global leader for the design and delivery of highly engineered products. With a significant global footprint of 29 locations, they have a substantial workforce and are renowned for their high-quality products and commitment to operational excellence.

Job Description

As the Regional Operational Excellent Leader, you will :

  • Collaborate with Business Unit SVPs, Directors of Operations, and site Operational Excellence Leaders to facilitate year over year growth and operational improvement through the development, and execution of business initiatives and strategic continuous improvement plans.
  • Drive cultural and operational change through the facilitation and training of individuals in lean methodologies and the use of the continuous improvement tools (i.e., Six Sigma, standard work, Kanban, JIT, Cellular Mfg, VSM, 5S, Pareto, SMED, TQC, etc.)
  • Provide project leadership, mentor team members, and ensure projects remain on task and are completed in line with project timelines.
  • Provide technical guidance and facilitate problem-solving methodologies (i.e., Six Sigma methodologies & Lean Tools).
  • Assist with improving site and regional group business results through the development, implementation and improvement of the organisation's operating systems.
  • Directly manage strategic cost improvement projects to drive improvement in process metrics, targeted financial benefits and upgrading of company supporting systems. Assist sites with maintaining site monthly cost improvement funnel reporting and ensuring site savings projects stay on track against targets.
  • Implement regional and site specific strategic KPI's and measurement systems to determine manufacturing performance and capabilities.
  • Evaluate and measure the impact the operating system is making on the business results, adjusting the support as needed to ensure business result improvements.
  • Ensure best practice is shared across sites, regions, and the wider organisation.
  • The role will require the post holder to travel/work between 60-80% of their time, at various sites and locations within the EMEA region. There may be a requirement to travel internationally on an occasional basis.

The Successful Applicant

A successful Regional Operational Excellence Leader EMEA will be:

  • Degree qualified in an Engineering, Manufacturing, or related field.
  • Accredited Six Sigma Black Belt training with demonstrated project management skills and project realisation and success.
  • An experienced Operational Excellence or Continuous Improvement professional with demonstrable experience gained in Engineering or Manufacturing environments.
  • A self-starter and strategic thinker who drives change and is accountable for its success.
  • Organised and self-sufficient.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Someone who is not comfortable with the Status Quo, always wanting to challenge norms.
  • Someone who inspires others for Operational Excellence.
  • Someone who ideally has previous multi-site or regional responsibility.

What's on Offer

  • Excellent salary and Company benefits.
  • An exciting opportunity for you contribute to the continuous growth of our client's operations across the EMEA region.
  • If you are a driven individual with a passion for operational excellence in the industrial/manufacturing industry - Apply today.
Mark Hickman
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Phone number
+44 292 064 2034

Job summary

Job function
Engineering & Manufacturing
Six Sigma, Lean, Process improvement
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Mark Hickman
Consultant phone
+44 292 064 2034
Job reference
Job Nature
Hybrid working