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Continuous Improvement Leader (m/f)

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/2/2018 3:51:03 AM
  • 3055612
  • Job Function: Quality
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital Solutions
Location(s): Germany; Hurth

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The Continuous Improvement Leader will drive incremental and breakthrough improvements of products, services and processes. Accountable for the design and timely delivery of improvement initiatives using proven methodologies and tools, focused on improving the performance of end to end processes to meet performance and cost objectives and targets.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Partner with global Inspection Technologies sites and functions to identify major pain points and design improvement plans to meet local performance objectives
  • Promote a Quality culture through global and local improvement campaigns
  • Lead high impact Continuous Improvement projects focusing on cost of poor quality reduction and improving delivery performance and ensure successful execution
  • Track progress and value of improvement programs, maintain improvement deck and macro level improvement metrics, provide visibility to project status and report out progress regularly to senior leadership
  • Develop and promote adoption of a common set of tools & processes to enable consistent, scalable, and effective improvement activities across the business
  • Provide training and coaching on improvement methodologies, including Six Sigma, Lean, Apollo, Fastworks, Action Workout, Change Acceleration, Shainin, or Quick Hit Kaizens. Assure compliance to principles of chosen methodology
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and facilitate team improvement activities
  • Recruit, train, and mentor a cadre of skilled Continuous Improvement resources within functional teams
  • Collaborate with business leaders and other stakeholders to develop financial, quality and other big impact improvement goals

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an engineering or science-based subject
  • Strong experience in Lean Six Sigma, technology, operations, projects, and/or quality
  • Relevant experience with RCA, lean six sigma, or other continuous improvement tools
  • Fluent German/English speaking skills

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Influential, energetic and enthusiastic leader, with the drive, ambition and resilience to make things happen and deliver outstanding performance
  • Proven capability to work cross-functionally
  • Proven track record of delivering successful projects and initiatives
  • Proven leadership skills; ability to effectively influence at all levels of the organization
  • Strong time management skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Black Belt Certified or equivalent Quality certification
  • Prior experience with Lean Six Sigma processes, and Change Acceleration Process and Lean Action Workouts
  • Experience using Statistical Analysis tools (ie. Minitab)
  • RCA / NCA Certification
  • Fastworks training and/or certification
  • Strong organizational, analytic, and problem-solving skills
  • Process mindset with strong focus on implementing sustainable improvements
  • Prior industry experience and familiarity with Inspection Technologies products and services

    Locations: Germany; Hurth

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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