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Principal Lean Engineer, Global role

Job Title: Principal Lean Engineer, Global role
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 122398
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 5 years ago

Job Description

Principal Lean Engineer, Global role
Required to mentor, lead and champion lean projects within the non-production and supporting functions to achieve the site yearly objective and beyond. The hire will consistently identify initiates and drives continuous improvement throughout their global business.

The successful candidate will Project Manage site wide programmes to deliver strategic Improvements and enable Operational Excellence, while promoting the development and advancement of the lean culture within the organisation.

This is a permanent role based in Galway.

Responsibilities of Principal Lean Engineer, Global role:
Drive the ongoing introduction and advancement of lean manufacturing culture, principles and practices across the plant and work with site management to create the Lean vision for the plant.
Supervise, mentor or provide work direction to other members of the Industrial Engineering team as required or directed.
Provide technical leadership on Operational Excellence/Lean systems and tools.
Lead initiatives in cost savings, productivity/cycle time gains and control of quality within non-production environments and support areas. Identify areas for continuous process improvement and take action to implement.
Work collaboratively with functional area personnel in the continuous improvement of processes.
Deliver lean training programs for employees at all levels and departments.
Drive Lean Methodology, that all Lean projects use and mentor teams through the methodology.
Promote cross-functional and inter-site teamwork to accomplish shared objectives.

Requirements for Principal Lean Engineer, Global role:
Honours Bachelor's degree required (technical or business).
8+ years? experience within Lean thinking, 6 Sigma or Business Process Improvement related role in manufacturing industry.
Track record of devising or implementing strategic initiatives relating to continuous / process improvements and/or cost savings within the manufacturing industry.
People management experience and strong programme management experience.
Excellent Computer literacy with experience of appropriate simulation and CAD packages an advantage.
Recognised Lean / 6 Sigma or BPI certification a distinct advantage.
Formal Project management training and history of leading cross functional projects an advantage.

Please phone Larry on +353 1 2302400 / /

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