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Lean Deployment Leader

Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Langfang, CN

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

The Lean Deployment Leader is a Lean Thinker with expertise in Lean Transformation. They will play a central role in developing their assigned area of the site in its deployment of the Lean Excellence Model. They will lead, coach and influence the Leadership in their assigned area, particularly Group Leaders and Team Leaders, ensuring rigour and fidelity to the Lean Excellence Model.

Job Responsibilities

Role modelling a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place to Work” value drivers and Culture Principles
Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied across GKNA and that all locations are a model of a world class healthy and safe working environment
Driving the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the LEM across their assigned area of responsibility
Coaching their assigned area’s Leadership team in their deployment of the Lean Excellence Model (particularly the GLs and TLs)
Making problems immediately visible, allowing problem solving to take place
Delivering significant improvement in People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets, meeting their assigned area’s customer and stakeholder commitments, driven by significant improvements in Lean Maturity
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Developing Lean Expertise across their assigned area, ensuring that they become self-sufficient in running the Lean Operating Model, working with the SLDL and fellow LDLs to ensure that all staff are fully certified in Lean Thinking at the appropriate level for their role
Complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and their individual responsibilities and accountabilities:
o The company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies
o Compliance and Ethics Policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government
o Export Control regulations

Job Qualifications

A good educational background, although a degree is not mandatory
Minimum of 10 years’ relevant business experience
An understanding of Lean Thinking and Lean Leadership
The demonstrated ability to influence at the Group Leader and Team Leader level, as well as the enabling functions
Ability to lead, coach and mentor team members
Effective communicator, building effective teams
Highly enthusiastic for the change to a Lean Thinking organisation

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

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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