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Continuous Improvement Leader

Salary: £0

Location: NP44

Job type: Permanent

Category: NP44

SAFRAN SEATS IS A WORLD LEADER IN AIRCRAFT SEATING. For more than 80 years, Safran Seats has been a premium manufacturer of First and Business Class seating systems for passenger airlines. With the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers, we pride ourselves on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design. Safran Seats GB, based in Cwmbran, South Wales is a 100% owned subsidiary of Safran Seats and we currently have 800+ employees (across 3 sites in the UK- Cwmbran, Newport and Brackley). Seats GB offers: * Unique and High-end Quality products * Market leader in Bespoke aircraft seating * Passenger Experience Expertise * In-house design studio and group Synergies * Dedicated production line and Industrialisation facilities * Bespoke capabilities * Co-creation abilities This CI Leader role has responsibility for leading and coaching the staff in driving an effective improvement journey. The role will require the individual to lead teams and engage business leaders in analysing performance, determining processes and tools to improve and driving the projects and governance to implement the improvements. The successful candidate will have a wide-ranging knowledge and experience of problem solving, six-sigma methodologies, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement tools. A Black Belt qualification is essential with proven leadership in driving improvement projects across a business. This person will be a change agent with the courage to champion improvement within the business with the ability to motivate others to achieve results. Key Responsibilities & Duties; Continuous Improvement (CI) * Leading project teams to deliver significant business improvements through the deployment of CI tools in line with the business Balanced Scorecard * Work with the business leaders to undertake continual analysis of the business to expose opportunities for change and improvement * Drive continuous improvement within the business and identify opportunities for improvement including deployment of Balanced scorecard, One Safran, Customer Improvement projects. Lean Journey & QRQC * Drive engagement with Participative Innovation across the business * Analyse and monitor financial and customer benefits throughout the life of the improvement project * Champion and share the use of best practice methods for improvements across the business and provide evidence of real change implementation Problem Solving Capability * Working with the Director of Continuous Improvement to determine the tools required and scope of Continuous Improvement Training across the business. * Working with the Director of Continuous Improvement - creating, organizing and delivering training to the targeted scope. * Coach, train and mentor business in the use of CI tools * Coach Project Sponsors and Project Leaders to enable the delivery of successful project implementation Drive Plant / Business Unit Improvement work streams * Able to lead teams in analysing data and determining the key activities that will reduce the defects or increase flow. * Use of Value-Stream Mapping to determine production bottle necks and leading the team to address the issues found. * Able to communicate the progress to both internal and external customers and influence the leadership team to ensure support to drive work streams to closure. * Accountable for the governance of the improvement projects and activities in specified areas. * Manage stakeholders across the leadership team and wider business to coach, support and deliver the improvement programmes to plan or escalate as required. A Lean Sigma Black Belt Certification is essential for this role. Do you want to join our team? Our employees are at the heart of our success; we offer a range of competitive benefits, career progression and training opportunities helping to ensure we build the future. Company Benefits At Safran Seats GB, we continue to support our employees and their contribution by providing a range of benefits. * 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays * Working Hours (unless specified) are 37.5 hours per week; Mon-Thurs (8am-4:30pm), Friday (8am-1:30pm) * ‘On Board Benefits’ Programme, providing a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare * Fulfilling your potential with Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses * Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working * Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement

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