Project Leader Continuous Improvement

Last updated 15 days ago
Location:Cumbria

Project Leader - Lean Six Sigma Deployment

Would you like to lead and develop Operational Excellence capability across prestigious submarine build programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Leader at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Project Leader, you will be working within our Operational Excellence team, reporting to Operational Excellence Management. The role will be focussed on leading and developing Operational Excellence capability through the deployment, coaching and delivery of Lean and Six Sigma initiatives.

You will also be responsible for driving business improvement projects, whilst liaising with a range of stakeholders, through the use of end-to-end DMAIC methodology.

This role will provide you with the chance to work on one of the most exciting and challenging products in industry, playing a significant role in the support to the construction of the nation's nuclear deterrent submarine programme of the present and future. You will be an active participant and leader in high profile, business critical projects enabling the delivery of all Submarine programmes.

BAE Systems has an order book confirmed through to 2033, building both Astute and Dreadnought, and potential future Submarine programmes.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Leader - Lean Six Sigma Deployment will involve:

Leading and managing initiatives across programmes and functions in line with specific lean and six sigma skill set with associated stakeholders and where appropriate, other improvement personnel, providing coaching, technical mentoring, training and guidance to the wider team around the techniques involved in lean and six sigma

Managing the project workload matching demand with available capacity, working with senior management and stakeholders to prioritise projects

Analysing through diagnostic toolsets and assessing the current performance of processes, procedures, systems, environment, business interfaces and ways of working, bringing key improvement opportunities to the surface via a six-sigma approach

Identifying opportunities and build project plans capable of delivering the required financial and quality results in a timely manner

Utilising problem-solving methodology to address root causes and process variation

Developing, recommending and implementing improvements to enhance the delivery of submarine programmes, maintaining a focus across Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People

Ensuring that financial benefit is able to be realised and delivered year on year

Acting as an advocate of Operational Excellence to ensure the competitiveness and longevity of submarine building at the shipyard in Barrow-in- Furness, supporting the community and future generations

Your skills and qualifications as a Project Leader - Lean Six Sigma Deployment:

Demonstrable experience of deploying DMAIC principles in a variety of business environments

Experience of leading and executing business improvement or continuous improvement projects

Ability to drive and effectively deliver change-based projects creating sustainable results

Minimum Accredited (Lean) Six Sigma Black Belt

Experience and knowledge of coaching and training others in six sigma and lean methodologies in the workplace through the use of practical and pragmatic activities

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent stakeholder management, influencing and relationship-building skills at all organisational levels. You will also have proven decision-making skills using a reasoned and logical thinking process to reach decisions that are pragmatic and practical to maintain progress but also maintain alignment with longer term strategic business objectives.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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.

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