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Lean Expert (m/f) - Iwakuni, JP

The Lean Manager supports the location and functions in building the necessary capabilities and in developing the required (leadership) behavior. The main objective is to coach the local management, create focus and drive/support process improvement across the disciplines. He/she leads the lean transformation program for the location(s) to accelerate lean in Almatis. The Lean Mangager supports and challenges the levels of ambition in actions and results and he trains the local organization.


 Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Create roadmap for the location and execute transformation program on-time and in-budget in close cooperation with the Operations Manager/Location Management and DIR AMS / Corporate ABS functions.

  • Identify and implement lean tools and methods specific to the local problems and objectives.

  • Train employees and coach leaders on the tools, methods and required (leadership) behaviors.

  • Identify, with local management, focus areas and coach local managers in the execution of targeted improvement projects to achieve breakthrough results.

  • Organize and lead Kaizen events.   

  • Assess risks and/or violations and drive corrective and preventive actions with responsible management.

  • Continuously improve own skills and competences to be one step ahead of the local organization and be able to lead through own example.



 Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree from a four (4) year college or university or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum Lean / 6Sigma Greenbelt; Blackbelt preferred; Qualification as a coach

  • At least, three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in Lean Management in an industrial or other engineering discipline, ideally within the process industry.

  • Leadership experience

  • Experience with execution of LEAN and/or Six Sigma process improvements

  • Native Japanese Language skills

  • Fluent in English both writing and speaking


Our Offer

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation


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