anew South West Published: Oct 15, 2019
Job Title
Lean Practitioner
North Devon
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Lean Practitioner

Northern Devon

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Lean Practitioner to join a progressive organisation to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, North Devon.

A great opportunity if you wish to relocate for beautiful beaches and countryside.

A great opportunity if you are already based in North Devon and looking for the next challenge in your career as a Lean Practitioner.

Competitive salary discussed at application stage alongside an excellent benefits package to include:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • 8 Bank holidays (subject to T&Cs)
  • Bonus
  • Free on-site parking
  • On-site subsidised canteen
  • Wellbeing events
  • Employee assistance program
  • 3 x Basic salary life assurance
  • Long service award
  • Pension scheme

Other benefits will be highlighted at application stage.

Purpose of the role

As a Lean Practitioner you will be responsible:

for managing the Kaizen process;

including organising, running and sustaining Kaizen events and Kaizen funnel;

for the leverage of the Business Systems tool to drive quality, delivery and cost results;

further development of the company culture;

for supporting the implementation of the site strategy through KPI bowler, action plan and PSP activities.

A fundamental growth area for continuous improvement will be the development of company talent and engagement.

This role will involve some travel within in the UK and abroad.

For the position of Lean Practitioner you require the following competencies:


  • Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example;
  • ability to influence;
  • effective decision making with or without authority;
  • ability to facilitate groups with diverse perspectives;
  • effective facilitation to bring teams to agreement;
  • high tolerance for ambiguity.


Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams);

able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity;

exceptionally good listening skills,


Exceptional team and collaborative ability to effectively collaborate with others in the spirit of common objectives.

Planning and Execution:

Excellent project management and prioritisation skills;

solid business acumen.;

ability to deliver results despite shifting environment.

Analytical Problem Solving:

Able to identify problems;

ability to apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data;

demonstrate innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution;

demonstrate hands-on experience with PSP process.

Qualifications / Experience required:

Degree in engineering or business.

Professional engineering certification and/or master’s degree preferred.

Experience in process improvements using lean manufacturing methodology/lean manufacturing with a combination of project management and business process analysis.

Experience within automotive desired.

This Is not a full job role profile or description.

More detail can be discussed at the various application stages.

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To apply please upload your CV – Thank you or contact Trudi Spratt 07787409615 for a private conversation

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