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Continuous Improvement Lead

  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

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  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £23600 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits

  • Contact:

    Craig Small

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Job Description

Continuous Improvement Lead


£45,000 per annum

Join an Innovative company experiencing massive business growth!

Specialising in manufacturing for scientific, analytical and metrology industries this business is looking for a Continuous Improvement Lead to support their production operations with a focus on continuous improvement to optimise productivity and cost reduction.

If you have qualifications and experience in Mechanical or Materials Engineering, or Manufacturing in a high-precision industry, combined with knowledge and experience of Continuous improvement methodologies then we want to hear from you!

About the Role

  • Working as a Continuous Improve Lead you will be responsible for:
  • Lead and identify AM/CI projects and opportunities for productivity improvement (e.g. yield, value engineering)
  • Drive CI frameworks across the business including Standard Work and Visual Factory initiatives
  • Attend and represent the site on Corporate AM/CI calls and boards
  • Ensure AM/CI input into customer and approval initiatives (ISO9001 Audits, Quality 1st Program)
  • Manage and report CI savings and project updates and interface with group AM/CI technology teams
  • Research, collaborate and share AM/CI Best Practice from across the business group to benefit the site
  • Support and develop integration and implementation of Industry 4.0 standardisation across the business
  • Develop the continuous improvement plan by defining short and medium-term areas of progress and ensuring the standardization of processes
  • Elaborate action plans by evaluating the relevance and profitability of these actions (return on investment, organizational impact, quality impact, etc.)
  • Lead, coordinate and facilitate improvement and problem-solving projects: VSM, Kaizen, 6S, Layouts etc.

Apply now to have a chat about this great opportunity with a leading employer.

What is in it for you?

In return for your hard work, you will be given:

  • Basic salary circa £45k per annum, depending on experience.
  • The opportunity to upskill with training
  • Pension plan
  • Health insurance
  • Well-being activities
  • Company events and perks
  • Employee referral incentive
  • Peer-to-peer recognition scheme and long-term service awards

What we need from you:

We need you to demonstrate adaptability and flexibility along with the ability to take responsibility and make decisions. It is vital that you are both a team leader and player.

Strong candidates will have:

  • Degree or equivalent in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Engineering or a related discipline
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt qualification
  • Relevant experience in implementation and leading operational CI within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in leading and delivering CI training and coaching (VSMs / Kaizen)
  • Understanding of ISO 9001:2015 requirements
  • Ability to motivate teams and lead change at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in using ERP systems (e.g., ORACLE, SAP) and engineering data (cycle times, yields etc)
  • Effective facilitation, presentation & problem solving skills
  • Tenacious and thorough approach to task completion
  • MS Office - PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Visio, Project
  • Non-smoker/Non-vaper

Want to hear more? Apply Now!

If you like the look of this Continuous Improvement Lead opportunity to work for an employer who cares about your success, future-proofing your career with leading training, please get in touch today by clicking apply.


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