27 days ago - req14133

Lean Deployment Manager


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Veldhoven, Netherlands




8+ years



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Job Mission

The Lean Deployment Lead participates in the development and achievement of the Twinscan (TF) FAB (1000 FTE)lean deployment plan that is aiming at an overall breakthrough onsafety, quality, cost effectiveness, customer satisfaction and employee engagement according to the deployment roadmap.

The Lean Deployment Lead co-leads the deployment in close collaboration with the FAB director and acts as challenger and catalyst in changing leadership behavior, from Technology leadership to Operational Excellence.

Be a member of the TF FAB management team and manage a small team of Lean Change Agents.

Reports solids into TF FAB director and dotted into TF lean manager

Job Description

Process Management and Continuous Improvement

  • Support the TF FAB director in the development and deployment of a mid-long term lean strategy that accelerates the progress of continuousimprovement across TF FAB
  • Support the TF FAB director in leading the consistent execution of the lean deployment plan across the FAB, Hoshin
  • Planning, KPI Scorecard management and learning, to deliver improved and predictable business results
  • Ensure that all strategic breakthroughs and Continuous Improvement Plans are actioned through high quality plans, and necessary KPI scorecards are in place and well managed to deliver on the key processes which are measured weekly during Tier meetings
  • Make all stakeholders are aware of ‘off-standard’ issues
  • Support the Lean Change Agents (LCA) with proven improvement methodologies to ensure successful completion of their projects
  • Identify waste and opportunities for the business to improve in (among others by using Lean principles and methodologies), as well as reporting and celebrating past successes in these areas from a business perspective
  • Ensure the development and execution of the TF FAB lean plans are aligned with TF lean manager in terms of applied approaches, methodologies and within the larger TF roadmap
  • Identify, share and leverage best practices across the TF factory

    Change Management
  • Develop and lead the change management activities that establishes a culture of continuous improvement
  • Lead the cultural change of TF FAB employees (from firefighting culture to working according to standards), including leadership teams in their Lean competence development by coordinating the necessary training and coaching, and build internal capabilities
  • Act as challenger and catalyst in changing leadership behavior for TF FAB management team
  • Respectfully challenge the status quo and act as a role model for Lean thinking

    People Management
  • People management, including selection, development, target setting and performance management of lean change agents (5 FTE).
  • Ensure overall high level of talent and engagement levels


Bachelor / Master degree level education


  • Experience in Manufacturing environment
  • Leadership experience within international matrix organization
  • Proven track record in change management
  • Expert knowledge of lean, process improvement and quality management tools
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written in addition to local language

Personal skills

  • Hands-on mentality, getting things done
  • Ability to persuade and influence others, including senior management (stakeholder management)
  • Enthuse colleagues in lean thinking as a business necessity
  • Coaching skills
  • Project Management skills and passion for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork skills, both as a leader and a team member