Junior Lean Manager
What's the role?
We are looking for a Junior Lean Manager to join our team in Manchester.
Working cross functionally across Hilti’s Northern Europe organization, you will contribute to the development, implementation and harmonization of Lean methodologies in the region.
Who is Hilti?
Unless you work in construction, you probably haven't heard of us. We're a hidden gem.
We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the professional construction sector. Our customers are loyal and enthusiastic about us. So are our people.
We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally and are very proud to have been placed on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK by our employees for the past 10 years.
Hilti offers the best of both worlds – friendly teams locally and roles across the UK combined with the opportunities only a company of 30,000 people spread across 120 countries can bring.
What does the role involve?
As a Junior Lean Manager for your area, you will work in an independent role but in close co-operation with the Lean Manager. Your responsibilities include:
Executing the Regional Lean program (across all functions in market organization)
Developing and aligning LEAN roadmaps with line Management. Ensure the implementation of agreed targets and roadmaps according to our LEAN program
Monitoring, auditing and tracking the delivery of LEAN across the value stream to continuously improve processes and performance
Driving and coaching the business on LEAN projects along the Value Chain (focusing on cross functional Value Stream projects) with strong business impacts on global level KPI improvements
Embedding best-practices and process standards, developing new LEAN tools and triggering implementation
Qualifying, enabling and coaching the organization to drive LEAN. Develop, maintain and conduct training programs and knowledge management to develop skills and facilitate experience
Setting a focus on promoting a LEAN mind-set and empowering project members to take over responsibility and consequently drive self-reliantly LEAN projects
Actively supporting new behavior, to drive LEAN to the next level – be a change agent and coach
What do we offer?
We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:
*Different ways to work flexibly including working from home and compressed hours so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview
*Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
*Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
*6% employer pension contributions
*Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*33 days' holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
*Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
*Subsidised on-site canteen and free fruit and salad
*Free parking and excellent public transport links
Our Head Office is currently based next to Old Trafford but in early 2021 we will move to state of the art new premises at Circle Square in Central Manchester. We will continue to offer free parking for employees and will be located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop.
Why should you apply?
We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with no experience. So, if you’ve never worked in sales or construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.
What you need is:
- Excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills (stakeholder management)
- Experience in LEAN across various functions
- Expertise in LEAN methods (e.g. SFM, 5S, Value Stream Analysis, Standard work, etc.)
- Sound project and business process management experience and skills.
- Lean qualification (six sigma greenbelt, LCS accreditation, etc) is an asset
Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you'll be invited to complete a short video or telephone interview.
If you need any support with your application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we don't have a suitable role for you at the moment, we will keep you in our talent pool for the future so your recruitment process might take a bit longer but we'll be sure to stay in touch.
“You get a unique opportunity to experience all different functions of the supply chain – and, for many people, to do it overseas. We really encourage our teams to challenge the way things are done. If you can make a process simpler, do it, show us.”