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Continuous Improvement Leader

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 21553

Our client, a safety manufacturing client in Galway are looking for a Continuous Improvement Leader to join their team as they expand. This position serves as the Continuous Improvement (CI) change agent to ensure CI Cultural strategies are developed. Additionally, this position is responsible for incorporating MSA-OS & Lean principles/practices in the plant process; implementing and facilitating improvement actions.

This is a permanent role which offers a 4 day working week.


  • Responsible for the delivery of the annual site cost improvement plan

  • Serve as change agent within the plant to develop and rollout Continuous Improvement strategy

  • Leads the planning and execution of Continuous Improvement events (JDI/KZ/Projects), including facilitation of meetings

  •  Provides training to plant associates specific to Lean Manufacturing tools and methodology

  • Supports team to ensure improvements are implemented and sustained

  • Developing tactical strategies to achieve CI goals within the plant

  • Coach site leadership in CI thinking

  • Identifies long and short-term objectives to support the Plant goals

  • Proactively works with Management team to identify, address and eliminate obstacles Leads the change of systems/processes as required

  • Identifies training needs

  • Schedules Kaizen events / Projects with the plant team


  • 8 to 10 years of experience in Operational Excellence with lean / six sigma manufacturing implementation experience

  • Experience leading and facilitating workshops/improvement activities in a manufacturing environment and delivering savings

  • Project Management experience at a senior level

  • Experience accumulated in recognized world class lean environments (companies with solid Operational Excellence reputation)

  • Knowledge and practical implementation of all lean tools and techniques: Heijunka, JIT, Kanban, SMED, TPM, Kamishibai, Jidoka

For a more detailed job specification or a confidential discussion on this role contact Amy Newell.