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Operations Supervisor/Team Leader

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Luton, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

The Team Leader is accountable for achieving the People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets through the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model. The Team Leader is accountable for attaining Operational Excellence across their designated area of responsibility, in line with the Performance Centre objectives. The Team Leader is accountable for creating a ‘Great Place To Work’ through developing and empowering first class Team Members and driving a culture of continuous improvement, safe working and open dialogue.

Job Responsibilities

Create and sustain a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place To Work” value drivers and Culture Principles by role-modelling behaviours, motivating, encouraging and recognising the contribution of Team Members.
Hold Team Members and fellow Team Leaders accountable to embody the GKNA culture principles
Be Open and Honest when appraising and managing individuals’ performance whilst supporting and coaching individuals to close performance gaps
Provide opportunities for Team Members to play to their strengths; do what they do best and create on-going opportunities for learning and personal development
Exemplifying a safety-first mindset and ensuring that the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards are applied and that their assigned areas are a model of a world class healthy and safe working environment
Leading and developing their teams to understand the context, mechanics and the  delivery of PSQDCC targets to meet customer and stakeholder commitments
Driving the disciplined and rigorous deployment of the Lean Operating Model (LOM) across their assigned areas
Developing first-class Team Members who embody the GKN culture principles and are readily able to progress to become Team Leaders or take other roles in the business
Active involvement in problem solving and the management system using a ‘Go to Gemba’ approach to solve problems with the ambition that 95% of issues can be solved within the zone itself
Contributing to the Value Stream future state design, and ensuring its execution across their assigned areas
Cooperate with other Team Leaders to ensure the best performance outcomes for the entire Area
Holding the functional support staff accountable for adhering to the Global standards and enabling their zone team to meet its targets
Ensuring the disciplined execution of Daily Management and Standardised work through the conscientious adherence to Leader Standard Work
Driving and facilitating the Engagement of all team members, ensuring engagement actions are defined, implemented and followed-through
Complying with all legal and regulatory requirements and ensuring that staff are aware of the policies and their individual responsibilities and accountabilities:
The company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies
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
Export Control regulations
Responsibility for managing a Zone budget as agreed with their Group Leader
Taking ownership when having to make difficult decisions linked to their Zone