Business Improvement Specialist

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  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £26.25 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Position description:

This role supports Naval Ships to deliver tangible and sustainable business improvements that reduce the Cost of Poor Quality - effective engagement with stakeholders across functions and programmes is key.

It sees application of a lean skill set across the improvement cycle: scoping, analysing, investigating and implementing solutions to add value and deliver clear benefits.

Core Activity:

Lead, manage and support improvement activity and interventions through the DMAIC process as part of a cross functional team, programme team or otherwise.

Influence and engage with stakeholders to scope potential improvement activity.

Track the implementation of recommendations to verify completion and sustainment and report on benefits realisation across improvement activity.

Collaborate with other functions and programmes to share information and learnings.

Facilitate the business' improvement process, including the workflow of the Quality observation and Improvement idea system - Take Pride+.

Process map current and future states as a basis for baselining and identifying improvement opportunities.

Establish data collection mechanisms, carry out data collection and conduct data and trend analysis.

Present data analytics and progress status to sponsors , stakeholders and other personnel/

Conduct improvement diagnostic exercises to explore issues and problems across the business.

Chair workshops and deliver training to small cohorts in the business, using a train the trainer or masterclass approach.

Promote business wide engagement in the improvement process and increase the profile of the team by having presence at engagement events such as conferences.

Key Accountabilities:

Manage lean improvement initiatives to deliver measurable reduction in Cost of Poor Quality, risk mitigation or opportunity realisation

Deliver improvement interventions: (including but not limited to) diagnostics, process mapping and workshops)

Facilitate improvement reviews

Structured reporting of all improvement activity on monthly basis

Deliver high quality investigation reports

Influence, engage and collaborate with improvement stakeholders across functions and programmes

Maintain Take Pride + system as database for improvement ideas and quality observations

Record relevant improvement outcomes in the LfE database

Collaborate within the improvement team to ensure best practice

Partake in functional activity: (including but not limited to) audits, investigation and support to the business management system

Qualifications/Functional Knowledge:

Continuous improvement

LEAN skills

Problem solving methodology

Ability to collect, interpret and analyse data

Basic project management skills and experience to manage and prioritise workload

IT competent to operate typical Microsoft Office applications and the Take Pride + system

Product knowledge and practical experience in Naval Ships, understanding of business processes and product lifecycle

Skilled in report writing and presentations

To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.