Site Continuous Improvement Leader

GKN Aerospace Services Roxboro , NC 27573

Posted 3 months ago

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world's leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world's automotive manufacturers.


Key Responsibilities

Key responsibility is to facilitate continuous improvement implementation and employee involvement via project development and management, team & personal training facilitation and coaching. The primary objective of the site continuous improvement leader is to coach and influence the site leadership and employees to implement and sustain a positive continuous improvement change culture and positively trending operational results within their scope.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As the Lean / CI subject matter expert for their leader and assigned scope, the SCIL will teach, train, coach and facilitate, supporting Site Steering Committee (Leadership Team) and Employee Involvement teams.

  • Complete SCIL training, and other lean / CI training content as needed, to develop capabilities to meet business needs. Consistently and effectively apply, teach, model and coach in the use of GKN Lean Enterprise principles, methods and tools.

  • Member and key facilitator of Site Steering Committee

  • Works to involve everyone in the pursuit of sustained beneficial change demonstrated in consistently improving operational and financial performance KPIs.

  • Implements train-the-trainer approach and rapid, sustained implementation through learn-by-doing methods with co-workers at all levels

  • Co-creates, sustains and measures progress on the site Continuous Improvement Plan

  • Focus site teams on continuous improvement, by involving people in achieving and exceeding SQDC KPI targets

  • Facilitate improvement implementation through:

  • Employee teams (Site Steering Committee, Kaizen Teams, Process EI Teams, Project Teams, etc.)

  • CI / Kaizen Workshop event planning, leading, facilitating, follow-through

  • Team improvement project planning, leading, facilitating, follow-through

  • GKN Lean Enterprise Training and other training workshops

  • Facilitate continuous improvement projects and employee involvement teams throughout the site and within the common supply chain community; may support other complementary sites inside and outside GKN Driveline

  • Assure that improvements are effectively implemented, measured, driven to closure, sustained, handed over to leadership for sustainment and crossed as applicable to other cells, value streams, sites and operating units

  • Participate in Best Practice sharing, ensures Kaizen events and projects are recorded for electronic distribution on the A3 or similar format

  • Identify opportunities to implement common processes and best practices from other sites and businesses; Disseminate and act upon relevant industry and corporate benchmarking data

  • Assure that predicted savings are tracked, validated and posted to the site's operating results

  • Provide leadership, coaching and training in waste reduction wherever needed, facilitating lean thinking, lean production and lean business processes

About you

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Engineering Degree Preferred) -OR- 10+ years of Lean/Continuous Improvement experience in lieu of a Degree
  • 2+ years of Continuous Improvement / Lean Production Tools (such as Toyota Production System, or similar)
  • Flexibility to work off-shifts when needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills

  • Must work exceptionally well in team environments and be adept at motivating co-workers 360

  • Must be a proven leader within a relevant discipline and a quick learner who is adaptive to and embraces change. Can effectively articulate, influence and model as a change leader.

  • Essential computer literacy: Corporate desktop environment such as Microsoft Office suite, database use, digital imaging and editing.

  • Promotes and has utilized essential facilitation and leadership skills.

  • Builds teams and acts as a role model in coaching, championing and driving change.

  • Envisions the future, has customer focus, solves problems and takes measured risks.

  • Fosters open communication, values learning and can build employee engagement and process effectiveness with demonstrated results.

  • Energetic, disciplined, focused & can see beyond and work through temporary barriers with minimal guidance.

  • Excellent organizational and planning, project management and influencing skills.

  • Must demonstrate ability to listen, challenge and communicate effectively.

  • Drives for operational excellence and business results

About Us

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world's leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world's automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Site Continuous Improvement Leader

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