Philips Continuous Improvement Lead in Guildford, United Kingdom

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In this role you have the opportunity to;

Help drive change in a globally transforming business, by implementing the practice of lean and driving continuous improvement as the go to expert for end to end lean thinking in the business, supporting key business transformation activity.

You are responsible for;

Providing trusted advice to the market management team on continuous improvement & lean. Helping to coach performance improvements in priority areas identified through targets, building a facts based performance culture through the install of daily management processes through the use of boot camps and coaching. You will have the ability to drive problem solving to deliver targeted lean training supporting the high performing culture through transformation, enabling the growth of continuous improvement capabilities in the business.

You are a part of;

A key development team in the business targeted to install and sustain the daily management objectives through the use of sustainability of the business transformation process. As the subject matter expert for lean you will coach teams through this to deliver tangible benefits beyond the business transformation team from a long term perspective to support market goals.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience;

  • Existing background in lean principles or Six Sigma training

  • Ability to challenge and influence senior stakeholders

  • Confident in working within a pressure driven environment with tight deadlines

  • Whilst this is an autonomous role, you must be able to demonstrate wider team working abilities

  • Comfortable with numbers and building forecasts using Excel

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its business transformation capability group wide, focusing on company wide improvements through lean thinking. Succeeding in this industry-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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