Our Aberdeen based FMCG client is looking to hire a Continuous Improvement Lead immediately.
Provide feedback on the Retail Strategic Plan and assist in assessment and prioritisation of opportunities
Become a trusted colleague with teams across the business and listen to the Voice of Customer (VOC) Voice of the Process (VOP) and Voice of the Business (VOB) to develop a dynamic hopper of process improvement priorities.
Work closely with the Project Management Team throughout the exploration, assessment and testing phases of projects to ensure that delivery plans are aligned both strategically and in terms of resource.
Develop close relationships with Finance, HR, H&S and Customer Teams to ensure the robust independent measurement reporting of benefits.
Provide regular training and coaching to teams across the business in Lean Six Sigma methodology along with ad-hoc sharing of relevant tools and techniques in the delivery of quick win results.
Along with the Communications Team, quickly develop a robust communications plan which creates both an ongoing pipeline of opportunities and acts as a vehicle for celebrating success so that the momentum of the programme can be maintained.
Maintain the team benefit reporting to a high standard and hold each other to account.
Utilise a broad spectrum of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques and take care to apply the appropriate methodology to the problem at hand without alienating or confusing stakeholders.
Develop relationships with external efficiency communities to develop personal and organisational capabilities
Maintain strong relationships with Store, Regional and Central teams so that opportunities can be identified, prioritised and realised quickly in a collaborative manner which results in maximum benefit to the customer, our colleagues and the bottom line.
Manage specific projects and support strategic programmes where required.
Educated to degree level or have relevant Retail experience
Lean Six Sigma Green/Black Belt preferred (training can be provided) with the opportunity to develop into Black Belt
Very strong numeric and analytical skills
Experience of Minitab or similar statistical analysis would be beneficial
Strong Excel skills
Excellent stakeholder management skills - can provide examples of bringing a wide variety of people and teams on-board to a new way of thinking
Very strong presentation and PowerPoint skills with a proven ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation
Ability to train Continuous Improvement methodologies and coach projects through to certification
Proven operational experience in a retail environment
Store Management experience required
Ideally the candidate will be able to demonstrate examples of working with Continuous Improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma etc)
Proven change management experience
Proven experience of delivering under pressure within conflicting and changing priorities
Play a key role in the collection and prioritisation of improvement opportunities in preparation for the Ideas Forum and Change Board
Work closely with the PMO teams in the handover, delivery and assessment of projects
Field based role based at assigned store
National travel (as and when required)
Occasionally working and staying away from home
A global FMCG business based in Aberdeen.
50 - 60k plus a strong benefits package.