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General Electric Heavy Duty New Units Commercial Lean Leader in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description Summary

Leads and sets priorities for execution of Lean initiatives across the Gas Power Heavy Duty New Units Commercial organization. Responsible for working with the Gas Power HD NU commercial leader, Gas Power HD NU Lean Leader, Gas Power Pole Lean Leader and the BL & Pole Strategy and Operations Teams, to establish a customer based process improvement strategy, which drives customer responsiveness, lead time reduction and quality improvement in line with business/functional objectives.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Commercial Lean Leader (m/f) you will:

  • Shape the continuous improvement vision across the HDGT New Units global commercial organization, in accordance with the business Lean strategy, and translate the vision into goals, objectives and strategies resulting in cross-functional transformation which delivers consistent, year-over-year results

  • Use Lean to drive the Leader Standard Work and Kaizen

  • Work with senior leaders to assess current baselines for Pricing and proposals throughput, and determine the framework processes to be improved using the Lean methodologies

  • Support the Strategy and Operations team in building standard regional processes & governance systems to ensure all regional operations perform in a consistent and best-in-class manner

  • Support simplification of the complex processes and manage cross-functional relationships to support business impact

  • Lead the implementation of standard operating rhythms and provide key output data, metrics and presentations for reporting, operations reviews, and business communications

  • Share best practices across poles and act as a conduit to accelerate cross-functional results


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or equivalent knowledge/experience or college and significant relevant years’ experience in ITO or OTR operations with proven track record of results using Lean methodologies

  • Has been or are a business leader managing managers and has Budget ownership

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated ability in solving complex problems and transforming results and process through the application of Lean techniques

  • Lean practitioner, capable of facilitating kaizen events and coaching the core tools such as Daily Management, structured Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Transactional Process Improvement. Experience of Hoshin is a plus

  • Specific experience in reducing lead time through Lean transformation

  • Experience driving enterprise-wide transformation preferably in a major turn-around. The ideal candidate has been through complex change and tough situations; bringing a will to win with strong followership

  • Proven to be effective driving outcomes in large, matrixed organizations – understands how to navigate geographies, cultures, relationships, etc. Can drive work around the world because they are accountable, trustworthy, credible, committed, and intellectually agile

  • Change agent, able to make the case for Lean and demonstrate immediate impact

  • Highly collaborative person, comfortable with conflict and debate normally associated with change

  • Critical thinker with the ability to bring others along, even those with conflicting priorities

  • Ability to drive process simplification and influence others with effective communication

The salary range for this position is $140,000 - $200,000. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus of up to 15%. Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes