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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Reference:POR/051445 Location: Limerick
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Lean Team Leader

A Continuous Improvement Specialist or Senior Specialist is required to join a leading biotechnology company in Limerick

Summary:Organizes and drives various improvement initiatives within the operation. Works collaboratively and develops extensive knowledge of processes to analyse the flow of work. Facilitates various improvement initiatives, executes organizational capability development and leads projects as required.

The Role

  • Facilitates and supports cross-site / cross-functional Kaizens, continuous improvements projects, and structured problem solving activities that are working to eliminate waste in work processes.
  • Develops the Continuous Improvement capabilities of the organisation by developing, deploying and delivering effective training / presentations for employees.
  • Develops and supports systems to foster accountability and recognition of continuous improvement efforts.
  • Mentors, supports and guides individuals to achieve tasks.
  • Prepares, distributes and presents project status reports to project team members and management.
  • Takes seed ideas and nurtures them into improvements across the operations; initiates continuous improvement methodologies.
The Person
  • Requires BS/BA in a scientific or business discipline and 5+ years of relevant experience, or a MS/MBA and 3 - 4+ years of relevant experience strong knowledge of continuous improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.).
  • Previous experience of supporting change in a highly regulated environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of 5S, Kanban, Direct observation, Daily and Visual Management and other Waste identification lean approaches.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Has the ability to think creatively and proactively propose solutions with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships throughout the organisation.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings with cross site & cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to drive accountability of others, without direct oversight.

For further details please contact; Paula O’Reilly on 087 7094141 or send CV in confidence to [email protected]