Continuous Improvement Manager

Chester £ 55,000 - £ 65,000 + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013836

A manufacturer of complex components supplying high technology sectors including automotive, aerospace, defence and energy sectors has a new vacancy for Continuous Improvement Manager. You will be responsible for leading all CI activities and projects across the business. Candidates are sought with a good understanding of six sigma and lean methodologies.



Commutable from: Chester, Liverpool, Runcorn, Crewe, Manchester, Wrexham, Stoke On Trent, Shrewsbury, Stockport.


Salary: £ 55,000 - £ 65,000 p.a. + pension + life assurance


Suitable for: Lean Manager, CI Manager, Snr Process Engineer, Lean Project Lead, Senior Lean Practitioner, Senior Process Improvement Engineer



The Role


As CI Manager you will be responsible for identifying opportunities for lean process improvement projects and driving a lean and best practice culture across the business.


Key responsibilities include:

Delivering business improvements utilising methodologies such as lean, Six Sigma and 8D

Training, mentoring and coaching employees

Ensuring projects are completed on schedule

Lead workshops on value stream mapping, problem solving, TPM, Cell layout etc

Conduct risk assessments on processes

Develop CI road maps for projects

Identifying areas to improve safety, reduce business risk, improve customer satisfaction, decrease downtime and save costs.

Develop a culture of best practice and communicate KPI data to Senior Managers



The Person


The ideal applicant will be a Six Sigma Black Belt or have equivalent knowledge and understanding of six sigma methodology. You will be a skilled and effective communicator who is comfortable communicating with people at all levels.


Responsible for managing your own time and workload, you will have strong leadership skills and ability to coach, train and develop people in lean methodologies. A recognised engineering qualification at either degree or HND level is also highly advantageous.


To apply, please contact James Charlett with a current CV

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