Project Leader- Continuous Improvement

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Project Leader - Continuous Improvement

Would you like to work within Supply Chain on the production of Submarines to support the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Leader – Continuous Improvement at our site in Barrow.

As a Project Leader – Continuous Improvement, you will be responsible for the identification, validation and delivery of improvement projects within the site-based Supply Chain Organisation and the external Supply Base.

This role will provide you with coaching and development opportunities including a tailored development plan around your technical and soft skills, helping you to maximise your potential

Your main responsibilities as a Project Leader - Continuous Improvement will involve:

Proactively identifying, validating and delivering Continuous Improvement projects in an end to end Supply Chain environment.

Working cross functionally with Project Management, Supply Chain and Quality Assurance colleagues to deliver quantified business benefits

Realisation of financial and non-financial business benefits

Providing Root cause problem solving, process mapping and implementation of corrective and preventative actions as appropriate

Analysing of and presentation of data across various Visual Management systems

Your Skills And Qualifications:


Continuous Improvement experience (Lean, Six Sigma) with supplemented evidence to highlight successful delivery and learning

Strong Change Management skills and practical experience in a range of environments (to include implementation of toolsets – CI-related preferably)

Theoretical and practical understanding of Project Management and evidence of effective application through project delivery

A-Levels and/or Degree Qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience


Strong communication skills (written & verbal), problem solving and associated analytical skills

The ability to engage a team towards successfully delivering a desired outcome

Significant presentation experience to a range of audience types and sizes

Ability to learn and apply new concepts, adapt to dynamic and challenging environments

High level of computer literacy, including competent use of full Microsoft Office suite of applications (PowerPoint, Excel & Visio)

What we're looking for in you:

To be successful in this role we are looking for an adaptable candidate with excellent influencing and an ability to work across all levels from their Customers, Management and other BAE employees. Must be Driven, Hard Working and have a positive and proactive nature.

Location: Barrow

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.