Value Stream Manager

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  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Aerospace Manufacturing

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months+

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Value Stream Manager - Flotation required by our aerospace client to develop and manage product and information flow within the value stream in accordance with lean methodology to achieve value stream KPI's. This role requires strong people leadership and resource management skills to deliver against performance objectives focused on continuous improvement and people development.

Accountable for all operational results (Quality, Cost, and Delivery) across the value stream defined from raw material reception through finished goods shipment.

Accountable for reporting and delivering to all KPI's which drive the operation to continuously improve, ensuring the Production Supervisors maintain all key KPI data & visual management boards.

Define and deliver Continuous Improvement Plans for the value stream from future state maps.

Accountable for contact between the value stream and all external stakeholders in the production process (shared resource, sub contractors. etc) in terms of delivery performance, quality issues, and flow between the facilities.

Through the Production Supervisors, ensure that all employees are fully conversant and compliant with the Company's Health and Safety policies. Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed.

Support Operations Director in all business aspects.

Environment, Health, and Safety

Accountable for implementation and sustainment of the company's Health and Safety procedures for all personnel in the Value Stream.

Accountable for all relevant Value Stream Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) violations and closure of the subsequent Corrective Action Plans (CAP's) by using the appropriate Practical Problem Solving (PPS) tools and techniques.

Ensure risk assessments are updated and maintained as required including process change, engineering change, new plant, etc.


Fully accountable for all aspects of quality from raw material reception through to finished product shipment.

Create and champion improvement plans of all manufacturing processes to enable right first time performance. D Ensure effective problem resolution using relevant data as required.

Accountable for demonstrating awareness and application of relevant company procedures.

Accountable for NCR closure within the agreed timescales.


Accountable for achieving on time delivery to all external and internal customers.

Accountable for overall capacity planning of people, machine and tooling requirements to ensure continuous flow through the value stream.

Accountable for defining and implementing flow systems, in line with the Future State Value Stream Map, to meet customers' requirements.

Accountable for a business continuity plan for the value stream


Champion capital expenditures for value stream, escalate out of control conditions, and implement recovery plan as needed.

Provide input to Finance and Operations Director for budget creation.


Accountable for all communication with Production Supervisors & support functions.

Communicate consistently and effectively to all employees, external suppliers, management team and customers as appropriate. Provide appropriate feedback on a regular and as-needed basis.

Actively resolve issues using standard model of leadership behaviour: setting expectations, coaching, recognition, constructive feedback, and escalation where appropriate.

Leading and sponsoring improvement activities using lean methodology, tools, and techniques. Ensure that all team members have equal opportunity to contribute to improvement and identify training needs within the team.

Ensure and enhance a people focussed environment

Manage employee relations on a day-to-day basis, working within the company procedures.

Support and monitor the development of all employees within the value streams via Personal Development Plans (PDPs), reviews and feedback

Ensure Production Supervisors review current skills against predictive requirements and support the development and maintenance of skills matrix accordingly

Coach and manage direct reports through their Personal Development Review (PDR) and Personal Development Plans (PDP) to improve Value Stream performance.

Promote and deliver Employee Involvement (El) through behavioural leadership

Promote and develop El activities and ensure effective shift start up meetings around PVDs (Primary Visual Displays) and allocate time for Production Supervisors to lead weekly/monthly EI activities.

Performance Requirements

Accountable for the operational and organisational management of the team ensuring that all value stream KPI objectives are achieved.

Address performance issues in a timely and appropriate fashion. Where necessary, initiate corrective action.

Report weekly to Operations Director performance against KPI's and business improvement plans

Develop systems in the value stream to create and monitor flow, evoking standard reaction procedures when flow is disrupted

Accountable for sufficient supervisory I essential skill set cover fr all periods of operation including Fire Marshall, First Aid, Supervisory cover, as well as operators' skill sets.

Provide accountability through Production Supervisors for all overtime requests.