Continuous Improvement Professional

BAE Systems
23 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Continuous Improvement Professional

Would you like to work within a varied and exciting role, delivering business improvement projects to support our submarine build programmes? We currently have a number of opportunities for Continuous Improvement Professionals to join our expanding team at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Continuous Improvement Professional, you will be working in small teams focused on business improvement projects and you will be responsible for developing viable and sustainable solutions using continuous improvement tools, techniques and project management principles. This will involve analysing and improving current procedures, processes and ways of working, undertaking problem-solving and root cause analysis and implementing cost effective and sustainable solutions in a collaborative and inclusive manner that takes into account process, systems, and people dynamics.

A key element of the role will involve developing strong stakeholder relationships supported by clear communication and engagement strategies, whilst being responsible for the successful delivery of project elements, and/or smaller projects as your individual capability develops.

This challenging and interesting role will provide you with business-wide exposure, paving the way for excellent career progression for those aspiring to be future leaders. As well as the chance to undertake two weeks of industry-leading training prior to commencement of the role, there will be future opportunities to be trained in the latest continuous improvement tools and techniques, ensuring continuous professional development.

Your main responsibilities as a Continuous Improvement Professional will involve:

  • Providing executive summaries, reports and presentations, when required, in supporting the assessment and analysis of current processes, procedures, systems, environment, business interfaces, culture, and ways of working and their respective performance
  • Utilising problem-solving methodology to address root causes
  • Supporting the management of improvement projects throughout all stages of an improvement cycle, leading on specific elements.
  • Ensuring sustainability of implemented changes, to ensure a project will deliver desired benefits over the medium/ long term
  • Providing coaching to support others in development of Operational Excellence skills and understanding
  • Leading on specific deliverables within Operational Excellence initiatives and responsible business behaviours
  • Supporting key business improvements
  • Supporting the Operational Excellence Management team in addressing planned and unplanned tasks
  • Deputising for project leadership as and when required
  • The deployment of applicable tools and techniques to team members and stakeholders ensuring they have a thorough understanding of the content, risks and control measures and that they can demonstrate their competence to apply them

Your skills and qualifications as a Continuous Improvement Professional:

  • Degree or equivalent in STEM subject
  • An awareness/theoretical knowledge or experience in one of the following areas:
    • Lean manufacturing/ lean methodology
    • Continuous improvement
    • Operational excellence
    • Process mapping
    • Value stream analysis
    • Six sigma
    • Hypothesis testing
    • Total quality management
    • Kaizen
    • Statistical analysis
    • 5S

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an analytical individual, with the ability to effectively problem-solve. You must also have excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders and present information in a clear and concise manner.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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