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General Electric Senior Lean Leader in Durham, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Senior Lean Leader will teach and coach the organization on principles and tools across functional areas in order to drive cultural transformation resulting in improved performance across operational business metrics.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Teach and coach teams on lean methodology, principles and tools

  • Partner with teams to develop lean transformation strategy for the organization

  • Lead projects/process improvement to execute lean strategy

  • Partner in overcoming business challenges and recommend best practices to improve processes and products

  • Influence the development of strategy in adjacent areas

  • Stay informed of industry trends that may influence work

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or related field from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a lean leadership role driving manufacturing process improvement

Desired Characteristics

  • Extensive Lean Manufacturing background within a plant and operational leadership experience in a production / manufacturing setting

  • Hands-on experience with implementing change projects

  • Well-developed analytical skills

  • Strong communicative skills and ability to operate at multiple organizational levels

  • Deep understanding of lean and related areas (six sigma, TPM, TPS)

  • Solid business acumen with substantial leadership experience

  • Humble: respectful, receptive, agile, eager to learn​Transparent: shares critical information, speaks with candor, contributes constructively​Focused: quick learner, strategically prioritizes work, committed ​Leadership ability: strong communicator, decision-maker, collaborative​Problem solver: analytical-minded, challenges existing processes, critical thinker

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

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).

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