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Continuous Improvement Manager

Location

Barnstaple, Devon

Pay rate, Salary

+ up to 10% performance related bonus

Contract Type

Permanent

Summary

Acorn by Synergie is excited to be recruiting a dynamic and passionate Continuous Improvement Manager for a forward thinking, progressive manufactu...

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Job description

Acorn by Synergie is excited to be recruiting a dynamic and passionate Continuous Improvement Manager for a forward thinking, progressive manufacturer on the outskirts of Barnstaple.


Scope of the role


A vacancy has arisen within the Executive Leadership Team for a Continuous Improvement Manager. This is a new role, created to support the business with Continuous Improvement across all functions, providing support and guidance to all required stakeholders to achieve business priorities and goals.


Main responsibilities include


* Working with the Board of Directors, to create, implement, prioritise and lead projects to deliver improved performance in terms of responsiveness, customer service and profitability across all functions.
* Define and prioritise a Strategic Improvement Plan, along with the current and desired future KPIs for the business, working with the Leadership Team to create the improvement plans to close the gaps.
* Ensure that implementation teams (process stakeholders) are trained and equipped to use standardised root cause problem solving and improvement tools to ensure sustainable, consistent improvements.
* Create project charters for improvement projects and the justifications which underpin them.
* Drive the agreed improvements through a structured implementation plan.
* Effective communication throughout the organisation and to identified external stakeholders.
* Provide regular reviews and updates to project delivery, including milestones, costs, risks, and mitigations.
* Manage the budgetary requirements against project expectation.
* Carry out process and value stream mapping.
* Deliver development and training of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in line with best practice.
* Champion the Continuous Improvement Processes across the business.
* Managing Capex Projects on budget.


Experience and Skills required


* Experience in organisational project management and process alignment though different parts of the organisation.
* Previous experience in a similar or relatable role
* Experiences of Lean Manufacturing Principles in a Manufacturing or similar environment including Lean, 6 Sigma and Kaizen.
* Detailed knowledge and skill in the application of problem-solving techniques such as Value Stream mapping / Swim lanes / Fish bone diagram / 5 Why's to facilitate team events and run projects.
* Strong team leadership skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and manipulate data for accurate decision making.


Benefits


* 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays per annum
* Competitive salary + yearly performance-based bonus of up to 10%
* Additional 1 day's holiday at 10 years' service and again at 15 years' service
* Company Sick Pay Scheme (after qualifying period)
* Private healthcare (after qualifying period)
* Income protection
* free Life Assurance and Pension contributions above the statutory minimum (Employee 3.25%, Company 4.75%)
* Flexible working ( to be discussed)
* Heavily subsidised canteen.
* Free on-site parking.
* Social club with free quarterly draw.
* Subsidised gym membership/RAC cover.
* Cycle to work scheme and free electric car charging points.

If you are looking for a new opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to [email protected] or call 01271 343222 and ask for Jemma.

Acorn by Synergie acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.

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Jemma Wheelden

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