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Continuous Improvement Lead

Continuous Improvement Lead

  • £50000 per annum
  • Blackwood
  • Manufacturing & Production
  • Permanent
Focused Recruitment are currently seeking an experienced Continuous Improvement Leader to join our clients manufacturing plant business within the Blackwood area.

Our client is very much regarded as an employer of choice within the local area who export product globally.


The candidate should be a natural leader with a proven track record in identifying opportunities, developing business cases, and successfully delivering and embedding change using effective project management techniques. Demonstrable experience of utilising manufacturing excellence tools and techniques such as 5S and Lean Six Sigma. They must be capable of interpreting and analysing data sources to identify loss and waste, cost-saving opportunities, and trends, and possess basic financial awareness and understanding of business drivers and budgeting processes.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Make informed decisions related to the purchase or lease of capital equipment including forklifts, generators, compactors, and others as and when the business needs
  • Utilise Lean Standards through everyday assignments including, PFEP, value stream mapping and engineering studies
  • Proactively improve onsite processes to assist with cost, time, and waste reductions
  • Manage the engineering function for projects, including budget, process, and equipment
  • Monitor and review headcount data, to analyse the impact on the business and create improvement initiatives for this
  • Lead on the continuous improvement initiatives, including improvements to systems and utilising space with plans for an expansion
  • Work collaboratively, to implement solutions, with all the operations, account management and facilities and project management teams
  • Build and maintain relationships with our customers, stakeholders, and all operational staff

Desired Criteria:

  • Strong optimisation experience within a logistics, automotive or manufacturing environment
  • At least 3 years' experience in a similar role
  • Lean 6 Sigma experience would be preferred
  • NEBOSH qualification is advantageous but not essential for this role
  • Ability to interpret data and present conclusions and improvement initiatives from the analysis.
  • Highly developed IT skills, with the ability to use all Microsoft applications, SAP and project management software
  • Ideally experienced with supply chain applications such as WMS, TMS, OMS and SCM

By applying for this position you are giving authorisation for Focused Recruitment Ltd to contact you regarding this vacancy and other vacancies we feel may be suitable for you.
We will not present your CV to any clients without your explicit consent. We will contact you if your CV is of interest, if you are unavailable we will leave a message, YOU MUST return this call otherwise your application cannot progress any further.

Focused Recruitment are a multi award winning independent recruitment agency covering South Wales and the South West. As a service driven company we are fully committed to working with clients and candidates that share this value. We consistently place the right people, into the right companies, with the right roles to fulfil their career aspirations.

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