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Lean Change Practitioner (OPEX)

Frimley, United Kingdom Job ID 20828 Apply

SC Johnson has opportunities for a Lean Change Practitioner (Frimley, UK)

Our internal job title at SC Johnson is Associate Manager, Operational & Process Excellence (OPEX) - UK

Role Summary
This is an exciting role that will see you support our managers across our EMEA Shared Service Centre (SSC) for finance and supply chain in process improvements and all things change management.

Reporting to the Manager of the OPEX team we’re looking for a high performance individual responsible for providing OPEX functional Leadership in all its work streams (Process Excellence, Operational Excellence, Capability Building) to support the business by project managing multiple parallel initiatives across the SSC.

If you would like to work in a multicultural, FMCG organisation and are passionate about Lean, process improvement and change management, we’d like to hear from you.

Based in Frimley, Surrey, we can offer you a competitive salary and profit share. We care about the well-being of our people and other benefits include free onsite gym with free classes, tennis courts, subsidised canteen and much more. Your convenience is important to us and if you're travelling on public transport we have a free shuttle bus service running from Farnborough Station (with direct services to London Waterloo) and our local station in Frimley, as well as free parking on-site.

Role Description

Process Excellence (PE)

  • Interact with key stakeholders to drive and influence process improvements through Process Excellence, Focused Improvements and Kikai (Lean Six Sigma) methodologies
  • Facilitate OPEX workshops, Lean Six Sigma training, boot camps, problem solving sessions linked to process improvement projects, in accordance to organizational goals and priorities
  • Responsible for Project Managing successful implementation of OPEX initiatives
  • Engage functional managers, team leaders and analysts to participate and facilitate working sessions to deliver global process standardization, in partnership with other Global SSC’s
  • Influence the SSC, at all levels, to achieve and sustain a high-performance Process Excellence (Continuous Improvement) culture throughout the organization

Operational Excellence (OE)

  • Influence the SSC, at all levels, to understand and promote the value of Operational Excellence in terms of efficiency & effectiveness
  • Responsible for the maintenance of OE playbooks (Performance Management, Onboarding, Academy, Skills Matrix, among others)
  • Provide leadership support for the implementation and sustainability of all OE initiatives

Capability Building

  • Responsible for design and execution of OPEX SSC Capability building programs, enabling employees to strengthen the continuous improvement culture within the SSC
  • Lead the Lean Champions group in all its elements, including coaching and feedback sessions
  • Provide training to OPEX Analysts and work in partnership with Pull-forwards (change agents from within Global Business Solutions – GBS)

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Advanced understanding of OPEX principles and Lean Six Sigma methodology and experience of applying these tools to business processes (not in a manufacturing environment)
  • Proven Project Management skills and strong leadership experience
  • FMCG Industry experience and previous SSC Cross-Functional exposure
  • Strong technical abilities to solve problems at its root causes
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, including leading presentations to large audiences
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritize tasks and have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong internal & external relationships at all levels
  • StrongQualitative/Quantitativeanalytical skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office tools (Excel and PowerPoint in particular)
  • Results focused, with a strong sense of personal ownership
  • Graduate caliber

Desired skills/experience

  • Exposure and experience of working with Industry best practice techniques
  • Experience of having worked in Order to Cash, Finance or Supply Chain
  • SAP experience
  • Fluent in additional European language would be an advantage
  • Relevant Lean Six Sigma qualification

You need to be able to work in country of application


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