12 days ago - req21190

TwinScan Factory Lean Change Agent

Manufacturing

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In a nutshell

Location

Veldhoven, Netherlands

Team

Manufacturing

Experience

3-7 years

Degree

Bachelor

Job Category

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Travel

No

Introduction

Are you up for a new challenge? We are looking for a Lean Change Agent to further strengthen our Lean Transformation team.

Job Mission

As a Lean Change agent you will co-lead (with line management) the Lean transformation within TwinScan Factory, with a focus on embedding Lean philosophy where people are engaged to improve processes continuously to boost business impact. You will provide support to the line organization in-terms of training, coaching and facilitation of the roll out of Lean in their responsibility area and lead and execute improvement projects to drive business impact. Together with line management you build internal capabilities to improve processes and results by cross functional teams on a daily basis. You act as a role model for the lean way of working and respectfully challenge the status quo.

Job Description

Process Management and Continuous Improvement:

  • Co-lead lean deployment with line management to create an environment where continuous improvement is the norm;
  • Be a Lean expert & act as an recognized sparring partner for team leads and managers;
  • Supports organization in defining Performance management systems;
  • Train people in applying lean in their own area (daily management, problem-solving, 5S, standard work, etc.);
  • Enable organization in identifying and removing wastes in the processes;
  • Facilitate and execute improvement events (kaizen);
  • Coach people on different levels in the right behavior to support the lean way of working;
  • Provide deployment status reports and share learning experiences;
  • Improve and standardize the way of working within the lean team;
  • Change Management;
  • Develop and lead change management activities that establishes a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Act as challenger and catalyst in promoting lean leadership behavior;
  • Respectfully challenge the status quo and act as a role model for Lean thinking.

Education

Bachelor or Master degree in:

  • Logistics / warehousing (considered a plus);
  • Supply Chain Management;
  • Business Engineering.

Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in Manufacturing, Logistics and Warehousing, preferably as line management during a lean transformation;
  • Experience in deploying and applying lean in Manufacturing and/or Logistics and Warehousing environment;
  • Expert knowledge of lean, process improvement and quality management tools;
  • Practical application of problem-solving methodologies (e.g. Lean Six Sigma);
  • Basic project management skills;
  • Proven track record in change management;
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written in addition to local language.

Personal skills

  • Proactive self-starter, hands-on mentality, getting things done;
  • Passion for continuous improvement;
  • Ability to persuade and influence others, including senior management (stakeholder management);
  • Enthuse colleagues in lean thinking as a business necessity;
  • Coaching skills;
  • Empathic, good listener & able to connect people;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Acts as a Team player;
  • Openminded and eager to learn;
  • Speak up and dares to have courageous conversations;
  • Ability to take the workforce along.

Context of the position

This position is located in the Shared Services department and is focused around the principle of continuous improving the department's processes in terms of quality and lowering costs.
In order to be taken into process for this vacancy please upload a recent resume and motivational letter explaining your interest and overlap with the position.