Philips LEAN/Continuous Improvement Manager in Orastie, Romania

· Deliver training either directly or via site deployment coaches or other internal or external experts

· Provide coaching to management team members and kaizen leads on event planning, execution and follow up

· Provide support to the management team on the delivery of results

· Develop and maintain networks with peers across Philips deployment sites and known external benchmarks and best practices

· Provide proposals for the 100 week vision to bring the site in line with external benchmarks and best practices

· Maintain consistent behaviour in line with the lean behaviours

· Coaches the management team on the consistent lean behaviour

· Communicates the management team’s lean vision to all stakeholders at the site

· Publicise and celebrate the success of the deployment within and beyond the site

· Incorporate Lean into the agenda of all site visits

· Manage the deployment in line with the deployment roadmap milestones and deliverables

· Report the progress of the deployment during the weekly steering team meeting and weekly deployment storyboard reviews

· Prepare for and recommend GO/NO GO and Phase Gate exit Reviews

In this role, you have the opportunity to

  • Be in the heart of the industrial footprint for one of the fastest growing sites within Philips Consumer Lifestyle. You can become part of this fast-paced changing environment and contribute to an impactful cultural change as Continuous Improvement Manager for Romania Orastie Production Center.

  • Be a role model for Lean E2E Thinking, coordinate the necessary training and coaching to the management team and facilitate the delivery either personally or by using internal and/or external expertise so that they are capable of leading their own training/kaizen events.

  • Assist the management team to thoroughly plan, execute and follow up on the deployment activities detailed in the phased deployment methodology using the 100-week vision and 25-week plan in conjunction with the “Kaizen Event Planning Process”

You are responsible for

  • Delivering training either directly or via site deployment coaches or other internal or external experts

  • Providing coaching to management team members and kaizen leads on event planning, execution and follow up

  • Providing support to the management team on the delivery of results

  • Developing and maintaining networks with peers across Philips deployment sites and known external benchmarks and best practices

  • Providing proposals for the 100-week vision to bring the site in line with external benchmarks and best practices

  • Maintaining consistent behavior in line with the lean behaviors

  • Coaching the management team on consistent lean behavior

  • Communicating the management team’s lean vision to all stakeholders at the site

  • Publicizing and celebrating the success of the deployment within and beyond the site

  • Incorporating Lean into the agenda of all site visits

  • Managing the deployment in line with the deployment roadmap milestones and deliverables

  • Reporting on the progress of the deployment during the weekly steering team meeting and weekly deployment storyboard reviews

  • Preparing for and recommending GO/NO GO and Phase Gate Exit Reviews

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

  • Advanced studies in Engineering/SCM related curricula

  • Minimum 6 years working experience on a senior role in engineering/production/quality/supply chain in a manufacturing environment

  • Hands-on experience using Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN/TPM/Six Sigma/TQM)

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to relate to different types of internal stakeholders at multiple levels of the organization

  • Leadership skills to coach and lead teams to fully deliver chartered objectives and projects

  • Fluent in English

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-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.

Why should you join Philips?

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