Senior Lean Manufacturing Manager (m/f)
GE Gas Power
Zentralstrasse, Birr AG, Switzerland
vor 21 Std.


Job Description Summary

Coach, drive and lead lean behaviors, principles, and tools across a operational or functional area. Drive cultural transformation resulting in step-change in operational business metrics.

Job Description

The Lean Manager is responsible for driving the Lean agenda for the Birr factory, leading projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact on the business.

In this role, he / she partners with the production and the factory functions leaders, contributing to the overall strategy to reduce lead times and inventory levels, driving and sustaining the industrial and cultural change needed to transform manufacturing operations.

He / she is responsible for production process simplification as well as information flow simplification and transformation initiatives using Lean methodologies in accordance with GE's Power Production System.


  • Partner with the Plant Leadership Team to define the key value streams that will have the greatest impact on the business and the customer and establish the Lean transformation vision;
  • define the corresponding plan and ensure execution

  • Own the productivity deck and lead product cost out reduction efforts in collaboration with Productions Managers & Cell Leaders
  • Lead or support Maturity Models for Lean and Quality
  • Serve as a change agent by influencing, communicating and institutionalizing a culture of simplification and standardization
  • Consistent application of Lean strategies, tools and principles to drive continuous improvement in the Birr Factory
  • Use VSM (Value Stream Map) to analyze, get focus and set priorities
  • Inspire own team during the Execution of Kaizen Events and Lean AWOs to observe, understand and evaluate improvement areas in production and transactional processes
  • Coaching and knowledge transfer to employees
  • Coordination and implementation of training measures of lean tools for manufacturing and administration areas
  • Establish appropriate operating rhythms with key stake holders to communicate progress, provide coaching and plan action workouts
  • Seek, share and institutionalize best practices
  • Qualification

  • Higher Education in Operations Management or equivalent qualification
  • Significant experience in manufacturing operations
  • Proven track record of lean transformations in high mix / low volume environment
  • Experience on conducting Kaizen Events and Lean AWOs
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Language Skills : German & English
  • Desired Characteristics

  • Effective listening, effective written and oral communication,
  • Decision-making / problem solving skills : Think abstractly about problems, transfer knowledge between situations, creative and innovative solutions
  • Inclusive leadership & communication skills
  • Self-management skills : Efficient work habits, self-starting, well developed ethics and sense of loyalty
  • Team player, creating a culture of collaboration, positive and encouraging attitude, sharing ideas, able to effectively interface to multiple audiences
  • Additional Information

    Relocation Assistance Provided : No

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