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General Electric NAM Regional Lean Leader in Erie, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

Responsible and accountable for continuous improvement and efficiencies across the Company’s products, projects, operations and processes. Point of reference for Lean Site experts. Likely to be an expert in lean methodologies with a Master Black Belt or equivalent qualification. Coaches, trains and assesses others. Works with the organisational leadership, develop, set the pace and support business transformational and continuous improvement strategy with sensitivity towards the organisational structure, commercial approach, culture, people and processes. Outline direction and deployment of the Lean framework to ensure consistent and rigorous application across the business in line with best practice. Responsible for the successful management and implementation of business improvement projects/initiatives across the different businesses and functions by providing guidance and building working relationships ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

Strategy and Development

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice Lean vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational and transactional performance

  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Lean activities

General and Task Management

  • Develop a robust continuous improvement strategy in partnership with the Management Team and key business stakeholders

  • Implement and support cultural change across the organisation and drive business improvement in a Toyota Lean style

  • Provide project management, analytical and research skills and expertise

  • Provide expertise, professional advice and guidance to the business in business improvement, drawing from proven industry practice and methodologies

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

  • Define, develop and publish business improvement process documentation to reflect best practice

  • Lead, define and develop continuous improvement activities designed to improve performance, such as the planning and running of lean events

  • Attend various meetings and take care/follow up on actions

  • Produce written reports and make presentations

  • Undertake continuous training and development

  • Contribute and support the operational rhythm

  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems

  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization

  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Fluent English

  • Finance acumen

  • Project Management

  • Communication skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Lean: 5S, SW, VSM, SMED, Single Piece Flow, Strategy Deployment, Kanban, Heijunka, daily management @ genba, SQDIP/SQDC, VOC, Action Planning

  • Problem Solving skills and root cause analysis capabilities

  • Kaizen facilitation

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 requires U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No