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Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist

  • Job reference: 923221
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Business Analyst, Finance
  • Date posted: 04/01/2019

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist based in Aberdeen.

Main Duties:
DELIVER & SUSTAIN RESULTS: Contribute to developing an integrated site/plant/facility/function CI deployment plan and lead its execution ultimately linked to the business strategy and results, and founded on the key projects identified for driving cultural change in Improvement Plan. Lead projects as a project manager, advisor, coach or trainer
Participate in CI workshops, steering teams, ensuring compliance with RDS CI Standards, etc.
DELIVER & GROW CAPABILITY: Coach CI champions and project managers with simple, practical approaches to deliver CI and other Process Improvement and Cost Reduction programs.
Develop CI capability more broadly through selected Change Agents and Improvement networks / programs, Facilitate Teamwork (Cross functional Project Teams) and deliver CI workshops and targeted learning interventions to address specific problems/skills gaps.
Lead the trainings with the support of CI Coaches and/or the CI Centre of Expertise.
DELIVER & GROW CI LEADERSHIP & CULTURE: Support leadership alignment and drive CI behaviour for leaders (e.g. active use of Visual Management and recurring huddles, drive Go See practice and use of Socratic Questioning method etc.)
Drive End-to-end process thinking and ways of working
Develop strong examples of business performance improvement success to be shared across the organisation and create a stepping-stone to expand CI activities to the next level.

Skills & Experience:
Experienced Lean Master or certified Six Sigma BB
Well-developed coaching skills of line managers and process workers
Has Kaizen Facilitation experience
Understanding of how to build sustainable change in organisations through Lean Management (e.g. Toyota Production System principles)
Self-starter and skills to become effective very quickly in a complex environment like Shell
Excellent communication and engagement skills
Ability to deliver work through influence; successful candidates will be able to evidence strong examples of changing "hearts and minds" and are therefore most likely to be "people" rather than "project" led change agents.
Oil and gas sector preferred but not essential.

Contract position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 923221.


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