General Electric Plant Lean Manager in Vadodara, India
Job Description Summary
The primary objective of this position is to Lead the Lean Transformation to Deliver Tangible Results in the overall P&L performance of the organization through deployment of Real Lean Tools & Techniques at Genba and in the Transactional Processes.
This Position shall:
•Align & Prioritize the Organizational focus towards the Strategic Deployment Hoshin Kanri.
•Apply Toyota Production System concepts, Kaizen /Blitz events and Six Sigma approaches.
•Network across GE subsidiaries to learn and share Best Practices for Horizontal deployment.
•Lead, Coordinate, Coach & Mentor Lean Coordinators for higher performance with effective execution rigor.
•Demonstrate Effective facilitative leadership with broad range of stakeholders globally, regionally, and locally across various functions of the value chain.
•Be Change Management agent by demonstrating Core Leadership skills – Recognizing, Coaching, Constructive feedback .
Lean Road Map
Align with Regional strategy – Bowler & X matrix
To align on Global lean deployment strategy & activities (Global to Regional to Local)
Deploy Plant Lean Strategy
Lead or Support on relevant higher impact Lean Six Sigma projects
Team up annually with key leaders & align all functions towards VSM
Validation of savings with Finance dept
Point of Contact for Tracking, Monitoring, Reporting & communicating the Lean deployment Progress and Performance both at internal & external platforms
Kaizen or Blitz Events Leadership
Organize and/or Lead high impactful Cross functional Kaizen events to meet the dynamically changing business needs.
Ensure the Kaizen events deliver Tangible Impact at end of the event and during sustenance period
Manage the Kaizen event calendar with 30/60/90 days sustenance plan to achieve set goals
Prioritize the focus areas for deployment of Kaizen Blitz and execute the implementation actions with sense of urgency
Learn and share the best practices will other regions as part of horizontal deployment initiative
Impart Practical Training to Lean Coordinators all relevant employees throughout the organization
Facilitate the Problem-Solving approach to enhance the problem resolution culture
Support the Site Steering Committee to build Lean Culture by demonstrating /participating/leading in Core skills, Employee Involvement and Leader Standard work initiatives
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a strong preference in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Manufacturing Eng. required (from a recognized Institute)
Master’s degree preferred in operations / Industrial Engineering (from a recognized Institute)
MBA preferred (from a recognized Institute)
12 -15 years of experience across the value chain of which 5 years dedicated to successfully implementing Lean
Practical Experience in implementation of TPS tools & techniques at Genba
Mandatory Management experience as People Leader
Successfully completed high impact Lean Projects
Lean Manufacturing Certification – Preferable and not mandatory
Lean Six Sigma Green /Black Belt - Preferable and not mandatory
Knowledge and Skills
Fluency in English language is Essential and other relevant language desirable
Must be “hands-on” and practical with ‘can-do’ attitude
Self-starter/learning and ability to navigate through the organization with ease
Demonstrated influencing and engaging skills across cross-functional teams
Demonstrate strong communication skills (including written, presentations)
Must have a result-oriented leadership style
Demonstrated significant experience of cost out across value chain (inc. customer and supplier partnerships)
Flexible team player with demonstrated ability to lead and develop others
Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve problems
Demonstrated skills on managing internal / external customer satisfaction
Demonstrated ability to provide mentoring/coaching at across value chain
Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes