Senior Continuous Improvement Professional

Barrow-in-Furness

Submarines

Operations / Manufacturing

Experienced professionals

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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Continuous Improvement Professional (Astute)

Location:  Barrow- We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: Competitive

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assessment and analysis of current processes, procedures, systems, environment, business interfaces, culture, and ways of working and their respective performance. Providing executive summaries, reports and presentations when required
  • Identify opportunity and risk mitigation together with building project plans capable of delivering the required results in a timely manner.
  • Utilise problem solving methodology to address root causes.
  • Develop and implement engagement strategies to ensure all key stakeholders support and champion any Operational Excellence initiatives.
  • Management of improvement projects throughout all stages of an improvement cycle
  • Ensuring sustainability of implemented changes, to ensure a project will deliver desired benefits over the medium / long term
  • Assist in development and delivery of training to ensure wider business stakeholders are capable and confident to undertake ongoing Improvement activity once projects and initiatives end.
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to support others in development of Operational Excellence Skills and understanding. 
  • Assist in Workshops for Business Improvement initiatives
  • Flow-up any gaps & skills requirement to OpEx Managers

 

 Your skills and experiences:

  • Working knowledge of business improvement methodologies such as lean six sigma
  • Working knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Excellent facilitation skills/leading workshops
  • Ability to understand and breakdown complex issues and communicate to a variety of stakeholders
  • High level analytical ability and experience (eg Excel)
  • Experienced Stakeholder Management, Influencing & Networking Skills
  • Proven Track Record of Continuous Improvement delivery

 

Benefits:

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

 

The Continuous Improvement Team:

 You will be expected to help with achieving CI across the BAE Submarines business through the delivery and co-ordination of strategically aligned business improvement projects.  This will ensure viable and sustainable solutions are developed using Continuous Improvement tools, techniques and project management principals taking into account process, systems, and people dynamics.

A key element of the role will involve developing strong stakeholder relationships supported by clear communication and engagement strategies. While being responsible for the successful delivery of project elements, and/or smaller projects as individual capability develops.

There is also a requirement to assist in the development of functional capability training, coaching and mentoring for the wider Operational Excellence Function in Tools, Techniques and best practice.

 

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 26th July 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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