Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for executing continuous improvement efforts throughout the company to meet service, quality and cost objectives
  • Support functional leadership and assigned teams with development of both strategic project portfolios and detailed project plans
  • Establish/maintain network of change agents and be the focal point for continuous improvement expertise and trouble-shooting within all support functions.
  • Apply the concepts, tools and training techniques of Lean and Six Sigma philosophies
  • Influence/motivate senior management to identify opportunities and apply Lean and Six Sigma philosophies
  • Support/motivate project teams to ensure timely and successful delivery of projects.
  • Provide regular communication of project status to departmental staff and leadership
  • Facilitate and close out Root Cause Analysis activities on key issues across the site
  • Lead education and training in Lean and Six Sigma tools across all departments.

Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Business Management or Sciences.
  • 2+ years’ job-related experience. Lean Six Sigma Yellow/ Green Belt is preferred, Black Belt is highly preferred.
  • Experience as a Lean Practitioner and Facilitator preferred
  • Experience of working in a busy manufacturing environment is an advantage
  • Strong Organizational and Planning skills
  • Capability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Initiative and Innovation to generate and implement improvements
  • A self-starting, self-motivated, leader with highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, experience in presenting complex data to all levels of leadership
  • Excellent organizational skills, problem solving and conflict resolution, and the ability to develop win/win relationships with other teams and organizations
  • Strong analytical skills and familiarity with statistical analysis (e.g. Minitab)


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Emer O’ Callaghan on 021 4911061 or email

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