Continuous Improvement Co-ordinator

Job Title: Continuous Improvement Co-ordinator
Location: UK
Winsford

The CI Co-ordinator will be a key role in implementing a transformation of complex manufacturing processes with the objective of improving operational effectiveness and efficiency. Reporting to the Production Manager and as part of the Operations team, working to develop lean manufacturing processes, strongly focussed on our people, quality and cost.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To support all operations in the implementation of the Continuous Improvement (CI) projects by facilitation, training, and coaching of employee groups and improvement teams.
  • To embed the CI culture within the factory whilst delivering measurable and sustained cost-out improvements through the utilisation of lean tools and techniques.
  • Continually improve the existing operation for increased quality, productivity, efficiency and cost savings.
  • Monitor, develop & maintain the ‘Shoplogix’ data collection tool.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build internal relationships across all departments
  • Help develop and support CI projects from initiation through to delivery, involving hands-on interaction, good problem-solving techniques, generating enthusiasm and supporting the teams.
  • Support and facilitate site projects to improve existing processes and implement new procedures to drive improvements in efficiency, waste reduction, increased quality, lead-time reduction, as well as improvements to on-time-delivery and growth initiatives.
  • Problem solving and root cause analyses of technical and organisational issues, and consequently adjustment of procedures and processes.
  • To proactively resolve non-conformity cases by carrying out corrective actions and subsequently driving to root cause and implementing the appropriate preventive actions.

Person specification - Who you need to be:

  • Clear understanding of manufacturing business process. 
  • Good influencing skills, able to lead, coach, train and mentor.
  • Implementing the tools and discipline to ensure that changes are robust and sustained and the ability to remove barriers to change.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within deadlines.
  • Demonstrate successful experience of working with Lean CI tools and techniques – such as 5S, OEE, Problem Solving, Kaizen, 7 Wastes.
  • Working knowledge of TPM and demonstrated effective use of the DMAIC process in problem solving.
  • Confident and professional when representing the company in person and in writing.
  • Imbued with a strong sense of customer focus (internal/external).
  • Must have initiative and self-motivation and ability to deliver effective work and make sound decisions but must also know when to seek guidance and direction.
  • Excellent IT skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products.

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