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General Electric Senior Lean Leader – GE Programs, Commercial Engine Services in Remote, Ohio

Job Description Summary

Senior Lean Leader responsible for transforming GE Aerospace results through the application of FLIGHT DECK in manufacturing and transactional environments in a rotational role assignment. Role assignment begins with six months immersion in the CES Transformation Office and twelve months assigned to GE Program as leader and coach designing, developing, and executing the program transformational roadmap. A lean leader with a passion for driving transformational change. The Senior Lean Leader will focus on the Commercial Engine Services organization, driving increased value in the way work is done across the Product Lines. An influential leader able to drive both a change in operating mindset through the GE Aerospace cultural tenets and ensure Lean principles are applied effectively in support of strategic and operational business plans. The responsibility of this position is to be a team member for FLIGHT DECK deployment across GE Programs developing lean proficiency within a Product Line, helping to develop and build integration in the value stream through engineering, industrialization, and manufacturing teams. Coaching and leadership to establish standards to improve local and global processes, prepare and build processes to support the design of the future state company and, to be a partner to CES leaders in establishing practices and deploying lean principles that promote and enable GE Aerospace’s global lean transformation.

Job Description

The Senior Lean Leader will serve as a lean coach, facilitator, educator, advocate, and accountability partner within GE Programs Product Lines to drive the understanding and application of FLIGHT DECK with measurable and impactful execution on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. The Senior Lean Leader will:

  • Collaborate with Product Line teams across Commercial Engine Services to assess value streams, processes and practices as compared to lean company benchmarks, both internal and external. Assist in establishing and executing standard work across the GE Programs Product Line.

  • Coach process standardization and improvements within GE Programs aligning all activity to impact Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Cash.

  • Create value stream alignment within a product line through kaizen calendars, lead, and coach a Product Line in visualizing the information flows and system transactions to identify and build action plans to radically transform the non-value-add to value-add ratio for improving productivity and reducing leadtime.

  • Able to lead through influence, assist teams in establishing daily, weekly, and monthly operating systems and routines with robust escalation systems while also developing leaders as lean coaches and practitioners’ business wide to drive incremental and breakthrough improvement year over year.

  • Via the CES Transformation Office, provide reflective feedback for the continuous improvement of FLIGHT DECK standards ensuring all content is meaningful and relatable to team members. Coach the deployment and implementation of FLIGHT DECK within a Product Line.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coach, drive, and lead FLIGHT DECK within Commercial Engine Services GE Programs organization.

  • Drive cultural transformation resulting in step-changes in operational business performance.

  • Facilitate and coach Kaizen events to achieve process improvements and enhance Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Cash.

  • Coach organizational leaders on FLIGHT DECK operating system to drive Customer and shareholder outcomes.

  • Analyze data to identify trends, root causes, and opportunities for process improvement.

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and Lean thinking within the GE Programs Product Line.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders to ensure optimal performance.

  • Deliver FLIGHT DECK training programs partnering with the CES Transformation Office focused on deploying the lean management system across all levels of the organization.

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

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, operations, supply chain, engineering or Lean management from an accredited University or College

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a program or project leadership role within the operating environment with proven impact transforming SQDC.

  • Experience executing continuous improvement solutions in a matrixed environment and leading and coaching cross functional teams.

  • Experience coaching senior leaders and business executive to improve performance.

Desired Characteristics and Experience

  • Strong understanding of a lean management system and application of lean tools to drive improved business performance.

  • Effective team building and project management ability.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skill

  • Strong influencing skills

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

  • 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

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a “Sponsor”). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor’s welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.​

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

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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