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Manufacturing - Lean Expert - Linkou

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Linkou, Taiwan


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3-7 years



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• As a LEAN Expert you will co-lead the Lean transformation with local management towards sustainable improvement, aiming at an overall breakthrough on cost effectiveness and inventory reduction according to the deployment roadmap. You will provide support to the line organization through planning, execution and providing follow up on the deployment activities. Co-ordinate the necessary training and coaching to employees, including leadership teams, and build internal capabilities through train-the-trainer concepts. The results of the deployment (deliverables, business impact and mindset change) are owned by the management team.
• As a LEAN Expert you will respectfully challenge the status quo and act as a role model for Lean thinking, and thereby act as a change agent to help ASML’s LF sector in the transformation towards a Lean organization

Job Mission

• TheLean deployment program within ASML Linkou Factory is a major changetransformation that requires detailed co-ordination of project and changemanagement elements, training and coaching, event planning, execution &follow up, problem solving and the reporting of the benefits.

Job Description

Key accountabilities:
• Mindset changes: transform mindsets to maintaincontinuous improvement efforts beyond project activities and change their wayof working to a Lean way of working. Management Coaching will be one of themeans to achieve such mindset shift.
• Problem solving leadership: contributes to theimprovement of the whole operations value stream by participating in orfacilitating problem solving sessions;
• Knowledge transfer: trains and coaches ASMLemployees & management on Lean principles and behaviors;
• Continuous improvements: identifies potentialsfor new improvements;
• Business case: evaluates financial consequencesof required resources to implement Lean concepts and translates the realizedimprovements into positive business impact.
• Project leadership: co-designs and runs Leantransformations in specific areas:
- Definesthe overall work plan
- Coordinatesthe project teams through different phases
- Ensuressupport, provides adequate status updates
- Sharesresponsibility to reach the target together with line management
- Enforcesprerequisites for sustainability of results


Bachelor/ Master degree with 5 yrs experience inManufacturing (e.g. line, engineering), has a general understanding oftechnical topics (through technical background or job experience).


• A passion for Continuous Improvement andexhibits a ‘there must be a better way, why don’t we try …’ mentality, canthink outside the box.
• Experience in Lean deployment or application isan absolute plus, as well as experience in Coaching
• Additional relevant experience with continuousimprovement methods (problem solving, six sigma) or change/ projectmanagement experience

Personal skills

• Has the potential to use a range of different influencing techniques (influencing without power);
• Actively gives and seeks constructive feedback;
• Crisp communicator at all levels (operational – executive);
• Is able to listen to others issues and can work in team;
• Can train and coach others;
• Delivers fact-based and well-structured messages in a range of different formats, e.g. presentation, written messages. Business - English both spoken and written is required;
• Great networking skills, able to work at multiple levels of the organization, from team members on the field to Senior Managers;
• The ability to enthuse and inspire colleagues in Lean Thinking as a business necessity;
• A belief in 'walking the talk' and working as a member of a team;

Context of the position

TheLEAN Expert position is 100% dedicated to the Linkou factory Lean deploymentas a fulltime member of the program core team and will report directly in tothe Lean manager.

Other information

• Proactive attitude toward LEAN and Qualityimprovements
• Well capability of English speaking, reading andwriting

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