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Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager - Green Belt, DACH

Posted: 21 Jun 2021 Closes: 21 Jul 2021
Frankfurt am Main Competitive
Permanent & Full-time RSC_9795746000

The Electrocomponents Executive Management Team has an ambitious strategy to embed "CI as the way we work" by simplifying the way we do things, delivering significant cost savings, revenue growth, support 'becoming First Choice' and being Customer obsessed.

CI Manager will work with the local functional teams in the DACH region at various levels as well as being part of the Group CI team; he/she will support the delivery of CI targets, lead delivery on their own CI projects as well as deliver Lean Six Sigma training & coach to increase the CI understanding, skill set & desired CI behaviours within the areas of scope.

What you will enjoy doing to be successful in this role:
  • Work with CI Business Partners, Hub & Functional Leadership teams to deliver on time on the CI plans & targets aligned to the strategic priorities and goals
  • Recommend application of appropriate Lean Six Sigma or alternative CI methodologies (Agile, Prince etc.) to achieve these objectives
  • Help in the identification & lead delivery of CI projects to achieve financial & intangible targets, by using LEAN Six Sigma and Process Improvement methodologies, tools and techniques and appropriate project management & change management concepts
  • Display the right CI behaviours to inspire all levels of colleagues to drive continuous improvement in their areas and to sustain gains and results achieved during the projects
  • Support the CI Group Team & local leadership teams in embedding CI as 'the way of working
  • Ensure all projects and benefits are tracked and reported in accordance with the Group CI standards, accurately and on time
  • Enable results to be measured & sustained in all functions/locations, support ad hoc audits as required
Ensure corrective actions are put in place to deliver continuous results

What you will bring:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, business, functional or accounting discipline is preferred
  • A recognised certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a minimum
  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively both verbally and in writing in German & English is a must
  • Knowledge in: Minitab, SharePoint & MS Office including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio
  • A minimum of 2 years CI experience of project leadership with proven track record of successful on time delivery with measurable business benefits
  • Demonstrates passion & enthusiasm for CI, to improve the 'status quo'
  • Strong ability to engage others in CI at low to middle levels of the organization
  • Hands on experienced, able to diagnose, lead & deliver
  • Solid interpersonal and networking skills paired with excellent analytical skills
  • Positive energy; self starter; resilient; adaptable and flexible

The good stuff

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you'd expect to receive in a progressive global business.

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone. In this role, we can confidently offer flexible working patterns.

Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.

Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

We are RS

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where people thrive. We recognise that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.

We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed. If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we're our customers' one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we've kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we're using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

We're proud of what we've done, but we're not sitting back. We're always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We're transforming markets and the impact of technology. We've widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.

We've been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?
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