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General Electric Offshore Wind Senior Lean Leader Americas in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

Job holder will partner with Managers & Local Lean Leaders for creation and implementation of best practice LEAN vision, strategy, methods & tools to aid and improve operational & business performance.

Job Description

About us

GE Renewable Energy is one of the world's leading offshore wind energy companies, with a portfolio of offshore wind turbines ranging from 6 MW to 14 MW that offer increased value to customers with proven performance, reliability, efficiency and availability. We have invested more than $400 million to develop the Haliade-X, an investment that will also drive down offshore wind farms’ levelized cost of energy, helping make offshore wind energy more competitive for our customers. The Haliade-X was the industry’s first 14MW offshore wind turbine to operate, and is the only 12+MW offshore wind turbine platform that has been operating for over two years, specifically at its Rotterdam prototype site.

Why we come to work:

Naturally collaborative, our manufacturing teams thrive off their cheerful camaraderie. They work collaboratively with a focus on exceptional quality, knowing that their work is doing good in the world. There are great opportunities to progress, for those with the eagerness and willingness to learn. Bring your hardworking attitude, your hunger to learn, your capacity to work safely to guidelines, and your pride in what you do. In return, you’ll have a role with great purpose, be surrounded by an incredible team, and open up pathways to great development opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the LEAN resources in supporting the execution of the LEAN strategy for breakthrough levels of improvement in customer satisfaction, process capability, and quality

  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and role model LEAN behaviors

  • Work with business & operating Leaders for creation and implementation of best practice LEAN vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational & business performance.

  • Implement new business initiatives and projects to deliver results.

  • Undertake business process analysis, statistical analysis for improvement projects and to support wider change.

  • Lead, define and develop continuous improvement activities designed to improve performance (Kaizen, Problem Solving…)

  • Develop, implement, communicate and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for LEAN implementation strategy

  • Report on progress of projects, understanding the risks, dependencies, budgets, resourcing, issues, critical milestones and forthcoming pipeline, and actions necessary to ensure success

  • Participate in Industrial Maturity assessment, Lean health checks and go/no goes, process mapping, value stream mapping, identifying inefficiencies in productivity with a particular focus on layouts and sequencing. Recommend to management changes that can cut waste from operations

  • Serve as champion & change agent by stimulating, communicating and institutionalizing key initiatives as part of GE Renewable working rules.

  • Support the building and update of Global GE Renewable LEAN System.

  • Teach, train, coach, and mentor Leaders in the implementation of LEAN principles (using mainly Tier 1 events such as Lean Academies, Bootcamps, Shingi events…).

  • Facilitate the strategic and cross functional AWO of the GE-OFSW Business for the full value stream (Product Dev, Project, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing.)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with Engineering / Technical

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the industry

  • Minimum of 5 years as dedicated LEAN/OpEx Leaders, including Hoshin Kanri

Desired Characteristics:

  • A senior experience in an operating position (Product Dev, Transactional, Manufacturing…)

  • Successful track record of achievement in companies with a significant level of deployment in LEAN

  • Leadership experience in LEAN manufacturing, product development and transactional translated into our LEAN Skills Matrix by a proven global score

  • Experience in working with self-directed teams

  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills

  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement

  • Ability to deliver effective presentations and educate at all levels of the organization

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skill

  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge

  • An automotive or World Class Industrial Manufacturing background would be highly appreciated.

  • Language requirements: Fluent English is mandatory. French & Spanish are optional but appreciated

Additional Information

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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