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General Electric Lean Expert in Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

This role will lead and improve all areas of Planning and Logistics using Lean Management. It will facilitate and enhance problem solving capabilities through development and improvement of Hoshin Kanri, Kaizen, Daily Management and Standard Work. It will provide an excellent framework for creating efficiencies throughout the organization with emphasis on waste reduction and process streamlining offered by Lean thinking.

Job Description

Job Description

  • The overall objective of the role is to drive the understanding and application of Lean principles across the Supply Chain

  • Define and execute strategic Lean initiatives to drive waste reduction and improve the team’s overall performance in safety, quality, delivery, cost.

  • Work with Planning and Logistics leaders to optimise end to end value streams

  • Install and optimize visual management to enhance the full management system and improve daily problem solving and continuous improvement

  • Share best practices across the supply chain and act as a conduit to accelerate improvements

  • Training and coaching all associated via formal training and Genba walks on problem solving behaviors and basic lean methodologies including visual management, 5S, Standardized work, and leader standard work.

  • Working through the PDx Lean team, build organisation lean capacity to coach individuals and teams.

  • Analyze data and use value stream mapping to create future state lean designs.

  • Establish a kaizen event rhythm within the business and leverage that activity to develop lean proficiency for all employees; creating internal capabilities to facilitate kaizens and sustain continuous process improvement without external support.

  • Bring new ideas, motivation and positive support to all levels of the Logistics and Planning teams

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in business or engineering, or equivalent knowledge

  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience solving complex problems and transforming business performance and process through the application of Lean techniques.

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

  • Experience in collaboration with the key interfaces within the end to end supply chain, with manufacturing and between supply chain and commercial functions

Desired Characteristics

  • Excellent communications, influencing and collaboration skills required to manage a multitude of internal and external customers and partners

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

  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to set stretch goals, create and sustain energy and focus around business goals while continually identifying and cultivating key contributors, with an unique ability to influence the organization to support his goals.

  • Proven ability to bring order and structure to function and organization quickly

  • Strategic mindset with hands-on approach

Inclusion and Diversity

GE Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion matters. 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.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No