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Continuous Improvement (Projects) Manager

Nairobi, Kenya
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MAIN PURPOSE:

  • As a key member of the manufacturing team, the Continuous Improvement (Projects) Manager will be responsible for driving MNF process improvement projects/initiatives that are geared towards process improvement, value-add or as mitigation measures in line with business manufacturing strategy.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES / TASKS

  • Analyse and evaluate existing business processes and identify process efficiency and effectiveness, improvement areas such as bottlenecks, risks, duplicate activities, compliance to regulations (when applicable), best industry practices, automation needs etc.
  • Provide direction and oversight to process improvement project teams to design and implement solutions that meet applicable business needs.
  • Manage a portfolio of best practice avenues, benchmarking alternatives and tracking of the improvements thereof.
  • Perform project management, analytics, and measure to ensure milestones are met and deliverables achieved. To actively monitor project risks, foresee/identify potential problems and proactively identify mitigation(s).
  • Implement Lean and/or Six Sigma, TPM, 4DX, KAIZEN, 7S, VSM methods/tools to drive process efficiencies.
  • Train teams on how to collaboratively resolve emerging process challenges- Problem solving, RCA techniques.
  • Prepare monthly reports aligned to the defined score card.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Continuous improvement savings.
  • Achievement of targeted overall equipment effectiveness.
  • Timely completion of approved projects and within budget.
  • Trainings conducted—Building the ‘lean’ management culture.
  • Productivity improvements.
  • Simplified processes.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional/Academic/Technical qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree /Higher National Diploma in Engineering-Mechanical (Production)/Chemical & Process/ Mechatronics
  • Master’s in business administration is an added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of local, state, and federal health and safety regulations.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Strong management skills with ability to supervise multiple teams.
  • Strict adherence to company standards and safety procedures.
  • At least 7- years’ previous experience in project management in a factory set up or related  position.
  • Experience in AutoCAD is an added advantage.  

Desired Skills

  • Strategic Agility: Understands and leverages the company’s business model, thinks strategically, generates breakthrough ideas, thinks global; acts local
  • Drives for Results: Plays to Win! translates strategies into rigorous plans, seizes opportunities
  • Method Precision: Delivers first time accuracy and ensures Safety/Quality
  • Engages Others: Leads by example, delivers impactful communications, promotes teamwork and inclusion, works across borders & boundaries
  • Acts with Courage: Addresses issues, takes risks, makes timely decisions
  • Develops Self & Others: Invests in oneself, leads effectively promotes collective performance, builds workforce for the future
  • Ethics: Conducts daily business with honesty, trustworthiness and respect
  • Simplicity: Believes that simple solutions are often the best solutions. When faced with complexity, responds with clarity
  • Teamwork: Believe that a diversity of people from different cultures keeps our minds open to new opportunities, and that working in teams allows us to take advantage of these opportunities.
  • Ingenuity: Finds clever, practical and efficient solutions to the challenges that confront us
Education: Degree, Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time
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Name: Hiring Kenya

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