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Manager, Lean Manufacturing Operations, Asia

Malaysia Job ID 21428 Apply

As the Manager, Lean Manufacturing Operations, Asia, you are part the Regional Manufacturing Hub Leadership team and the Global Lean Excellence team. You are responsible for the operations and change management leader who is responsible for deployment of the Lean Program and the Manufacturing Performance System across the region. You are responsible for the successful implementation of the Lean program at all plants in the Asia region, and accountable for enabling local team capability

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create LEAN Program Master Plan as guidance for sites in Asia (short and medium term)

  • Continuously review the LEAN program to accommodate latest business challenges

  • Conduct Zero Loss Diagnostic (ZLD) together with the site leadership teams to identify improvement opportunities and cost savings

  • Lead cost saving program for Asia manufacturing sites

  • Proactively work together with Plants Leaders and cross functional team to find opportunities to improve site competitiveness

  • Develop Manufacturing Operations and Performance System towards World Class Manufacturing standards

  • Identify and speed up the re-application improvements to all sites in the region

  • Develop LEAN culture across the sites in ASIA, facilitate the people engagement for improvement, continuously assess LEAN program, and track the progress of Lean Maturity/ Capability

  • Set the annual targets for LEAN KPIs based on business goals

  • Lead loss teams, kaizen events and problem-solving events for breakthrough projects within manufacturing sites

  • Train and coach the plant leadership and teams to improve capability on Lean and continuous improvement tools

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent. Master’s degree will be an advantage

  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in manufacturing and continuous improvement environment in FMCG or similar industries

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in leading Lean/Six Sigma initiatives at manufacturing site(s)

  • Experience in multi-site/regional capacity is desirable

  • Experienced working experience production/maintenance/engineering/quality at a plant on top of Lean/Six Sigma

  • Lean/ Six Sigma knowledge such as Mastery of the Lean/Six Sigma principles, Operating Systems, Management Infrastructure, and Mindset, Behaviors and Capabilities. Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred

  • Experience working closely with teams at sites across the region

Job Requirements:

  • Full Time

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