General Electric Lean Manufacturing Specialist in Hamble-le-Rice, United Kingdom

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Role Summary:

Provide support in the implementation of Lean initiatives across a manufacturing facility. The Lean Manufacturing Specialist will utilize various lean methodologies to eliminate low value steps and waste in various activities across the plant. Work as a leader for training and serve as a focal point for process improvements using Kaizen tools and methodologies. Monitor Business progress through key metrics. Lead change initiatives that will enable the Business to reach a world-class level.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create and lead small lean teams in the strategic improvement of reducing waste and improving product velocity

  • Provide training and guidance as needed, driving best practices in lean processes and implementation

  • Advice and counsel leaders on issues impacting product flow and Inventory

  • Establish visual management tools and methods

  • Conduct on-going assessment of business level lean initiatives and business objectives

  • Assist in the training, data gathering, and analysis

  • Assist in work cell and product flow design and implementation


  • Bachelor’s degree with Supply Chain experience or Lean experience or equivalent knowledge & experience;

  • A combination of Supply Chain experience and Lean experience or equivalent working experience;

  • Experience with tools such as SMED, 5S’s, POKA-YOKE, KAN BAN

  • Demonstrated effective leadership, communication, training, team facilitation and analytical problem-solving skills

  • Green Belt trained

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong team orientation

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strong facilitation and problem solving abilities

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills

  • Ability to act as a change agent

  • Competitive Salary

  • Opening Date: 9th October 2017

  • Closing Date: 9th November 2017

  • For further information about the role and to apply, please visit quoting reference number 2969607

Locations: United Kingdom; Hamble-le-Rice

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