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Manufacturing - Lean Expert - Tainan
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Introduction to the job
As a LEAN Expert you will co-lead the Lean transformation within TNF together 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 TNF sector in the transformation towards a Lean organization
Role and responsibilities
The Lean deployment program within ASML TNF is a major change transformation that requires detailed co-ordination of project and change management elements, training and coaching, event planning, execution & follow up, problem solving and the reporting of the benefits.
Mindset changes: transform mindsets to maintain continuous improvement efforts beyond project activities and change their way of working to a Lean way of working. Management Coaching will be one of the means to achieve such mindset shift.
Problem solving leadership: contributes to the improvement of the whole operations value stream by participating in or facilitating problem solving sessions;
Knowledge transfer: trains and coaches ASML employees & management on Lean principles and behaviors;
Continuous improvements: identifies potentials for new improvements;
Business case: evaluates financial consequences of required resources to implement Lean concepts and translates the realized improvements into positive business impact.
Project leadership: co-designs and runs Lean transformations in specific areas:
o defines the overall work plan
o coordinates the project teams through different phases
o ensures support, provides adequate status updates
o shares responsibility to reach the target together with line management
o enforces prerequisites for sustainability of results
o ensures transfer to line/process manager
Education and experience
Bachelor/ Master degree with 7 yrs experience in Manufacturing (e.g. line, engineering), has a general understanding of technical topics (through technical background or job experience).
oA passion for Continuous Improvement and exhibits a ‘there must be a better way, why don’t we try …’ mentality, can think outside the box;
oExperience in Lean deployment or application is an absolute plus, as well as experience in Coaching
oAdditional relevant experience with continuous improvement methods (problem solving, six sigma) or change/ project management experience;
Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:
o Has the potential to use a range of different influencing techniques (influencing without power);
o Actively gives and seeks constructive feedback;
o Crisp communicator at all levels (operational – executive);
o Is able to listen to others issues and can work in team;
o Can train and coach others;
o 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;
o Great networking skills, able to work at multiple levels of the organization, from team members on the field to Senior Managers;
o The ability to enthuse and inspire colleagues in Lean Thinking as a business necessity;
o A belief in 'walking the talk' and working as a member of a team;
o Potential to become a future leader
Diversity & Inclusion
ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.
The LEAN Expert position is 100% dedicated to the TNF Lean deployment as a fulltime member of the program core team and will report directly in to the Lean Transformation leader.
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