Manufacturing & Operations JobsOpex Leader – Lean Manufacturing / Value Stream

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Collins McNicholas

JOB TITLE:   Opex Manager -Lean Manufacturing / Value Stream Manager

COMPANY:    Industrial Manufacturer

LOCATION:   France

JOB TYPE:     Permanent

LANGUAGE:   Fluent French



This is an exciting opportunity for a French Speaking Lean Production Manager to work for a global Engineering company manufacturing HVAC systems worldwide. The ideal candidate will have a strong manufacturing background from any industry with strong Lean principles and Lean change management experience.


  • Lead value stream mapping activities to define future objectives for the elimination/reduction of non-value-added activities in the production flow (products, materials and information.)
  • Develop strategies and action plans to improve margins and result, and to transform the culture towards customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
  • Coach and support operational managers in terms of value stream, cultural transformation, behavioral transformation, leadership, operational rhythm and methodology change.
  • Implement material and inventory management, distribution and logistics and problem solving initiatives.
  • Provide cost estimates and justification of expenses, if required.
  • Ensure compliance of the value stream with standard processes and tools defined in global process.




  • Fluency in French and English required
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in operational excellence, value stream, lean manufacturing, materials management or plant management with a good knowledge of all plant operations, preferably in an assembly-oriented manufacturing environment.
  • A participative and natural leadership style, your approach is pragmatic and solution oriented with a proven track record in change/transformation management.
  • You possess strong interpersonal skills and are able to different types of personality, culture or environment, at different levels of the organisation, including works councils.
  • You use common sense, diplomacy and are realistic about everyone’s abilities.
  • Ability to assign priorities in a dynamic and changing environment. 
  • Ability to manage and facilitate a Lean transformation with different levels of acceptance of the change.

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