Our client is seeking a site OPEX Leader/ Continuous Improvement Lead.

Job Purpose:

Oversee the continuous improvement program and Lean principles training program for all departments. Working with the site Leadership, Regional OPEX leader and OPEX Director

Specific Areas of Responsibility include:

  • As a member of the Health and Safety team, assure the safety of the associates and the safe use of the equipment. Main housekeeping is at company standards.
  • Support the site to find hard & soft saving CI opportunities.
  • Supporting colleagues in project work by setting goals, objectives, and deadlines
  • Support a customer-focused culture at the plant, including customer visits, customer audits, vendor audits, and supporting the development of new products and technologies.
  • Help model the Corporate Values and Principles, and contribute to instilling a highperformance, people-powered culture, providing high expectations and high support.
  • Work closely with the European OPEX Director, focusing on key opportunities effectingsite performance.
  • Be part of the European OPEX team, focusing on shared learnings and opportunities.
  • Daily management of the Continuous Improvement projects and its associated training modules.
  • Creation of a safe environment through good manufacturing practices, training and standardisation.
  • Attendance and contribution to the Management / Operations Team meetings in continuous improvement activities
  • Local ownership of the improvement systems and input into the construction of appropriate KPI’s.
  • Creation of value through the delivery of Lean tools such as 8 wastes, GEMBA, 6S,standard working, visual management, practical problem solving, teamwork, VSM and SMED.
  • Delivery of specific training to encourage a consistent “one way of working” approach forGlobal alignment.
  • Personal development through internal and external courses and support from sister sitesbest practice programs.
  • Site visits to customer and supplier facilities, responding to opportunities to drive out wastein all forms.
  • Presenting projects, ideas, and progress to employees and the wider company group
  • Spending time with all Departments to help drive through positive change.
  • Analysing data and reporting trends to colleagues.
  • Completing CI projects in Hoshin format and distributing to relevant stakeholders within the set deadline.
  • Helping support the Business’s tiered accountability (MDI) programme

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel
  • A sharp eye for identifying weak points in processes and organisational structure
  • A strategic and analytical mindset
  • Confidence in your abilities to lead change
  • Facilitating Kaizen events (problem solving in teams)
  • Project Management Skills
  • Dynamic thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • An excellent communicator and listener

This position is also known as a Quality Opex lead, Project Coordinator in Operational Excellence

For more information, Contact Mairéad at Arcon Recruitment

Mairead Kelly, marketing and recruitment consultant at Arcon Recruitment Services. PHOTO: ALISON LAREDO

Mairéad Kelly

Recruitment Consultant

Mairéad initially joined our team as Marketing and Recruitment Co-ordinator. She quickly progressed to Recruitment Consultant and currently manages our busy Technical division. Mairéad is a proud Castlebar woman and holds a B.B.S from ATU Sligo. Mairéad recruits for positions in all areas of Technical/ Engineering and I.T.  She has built excellent relationships with companies large and small and has proved herself invaluable in solving their recruitment issues.

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