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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 .

Job Description

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

Lean Culture

  • 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)

External Experience

  • 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

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes