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Continuous Improvement Manager

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Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Continuous Improvement Manager

Requisition Id: 368783
Business Unit: XPOE Transport
Location:

Burton Latimer, GB, NN15 5JR

Logistics done differently.

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Continuous Improvement Manager based at our Burton Latimer site. The main purpose of the role is to create and implement the continuous improvement strategy for the site and to train the onsite team in CI methodology and activities in order to create and embed a real CI culture on site.

This site operates on a 24/7, basis with varying shift start times, therefore a flexible approach to working hours is essential in order to ensure that all shifts are fully engaged in the sites CI initiatives.

As this role will be responsible for creating and embedding into our everyday ways of working successful candidate must be able to quickly and effectively engage, coach & develop the onsite team members at all levels.

The main responsibilities of this role include identifying process improvements, cost saving initiatives and upskilling the team in lean and CI tools and methodology to help support the sustainability of the CI culture on site.

Pay, benefits and more:

We’re looking to offer an annual salary up to £50,000 per annum, dependent upon experience. In addition, we offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays). You’ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as a cycle to work scheme, a workplace pension and many other perks including ongoing training and development.

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Responsible for all CI activity on site
  • Creation and Implementation of a Continuous Improvement Strategy
  • Coaching and educating colleagues in CI & lean
  • Ensuring customer & business has all relevant information regarding CI & lean activity on site
  • Provide regular management information/KPI’s to fully track the progress and effectiveness of the CI activity
  • Work with the Training Coordinator and HR Manager to design & deliver effective training & development plans.
  • To ensure all staff follow Safe Working Practices and Health and Safety.
  • To ensure you lead by example for adherence to the XPO Code of Conduct and rules and Procedures.
  • To carry out other duties as directed by your line manager

What you need to succeed at XPO:

  • Proven track record in Continuous Improvement delivery
  • Experience of working in a large, busy operation ideally within a logistics environment
  • Excellent communication and coaching skills
  • A tenacious multi-tasker with the ability to work under pressure and to deliver against tight deadlines
  • Preferably qualified in lean methodology and/or Six Sigma or similar
  • Ability engage a team at all levels in the CI agenda and create a culture of sustained improvement
  • Ability to design implement a successful lean/CI training programme to enable the onsite team to fully engage and participate in the delivery of the improvement programmes on site
  • Proven track record in Continuous Improvement delivery
  • Experience of working in a large, busy operation ideally within a logistics environment
  • Excellent communication and coaching skills
  • A tenacious multi-tasker with the ability to work under pressure and to deliver against tight deadlines
  • Preferably qualified in lean methodology (Toyota Principals, VSM,VM, Kaizen, Gemba, etc) and/or Six Sigma or similar
  • Ability engage a team at all levels in the CI agenda and create a culture of sustained improvement
  • Ability to design implement a successful lean/CI training programme to enable the onsite team to fully engage and participate in the delivery of the improvement programmes on site
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively to deliver real and tangible improvements
  • Self -motivated, starter-finisher, with ability to prioritise work loads
  • Ability to work under own initiative

XPO is a leading provider of world-class solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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