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Value Stream Manager

GKN

Kings Norton, United Kingdom

Role Purpose
Responsible for developing and managing product and information flow within the value stream in accordance with lean methodology to achieve value stream KPI’s. Strong people leadership and resource management skills are essential to deliver against performance objectives focused on continuous improvement and people development within the value stream.

Key Responsibilities

• Accountable for all operational results (Safety, Inventory, 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 Team Leaders (TL) maintain all key KPI data & visual management boards.
• Define and deliver Continuous Improvement Plans for the value stream from future state maps. Prioritise and task manage value stream support team to perform against KPI’s and budget.
• Accountable for contact between the value stream and all external stakeholders in the production process (shared resource manager, sub-contractors, external logistics personnel) in terms of delivery performance, quality issues, and flow between the facilities.
• Through the TLs, 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 Manager and General Manager in all business aspects.
• Accountable for implementation and sustainment of the company’s Health and Safety procedures for all personnel in the Value Stream.
• 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.
• Accountable for achieving on time delivery to all external and internal customers.
• Manage inventory in line with budget and WIP targets.
• Champion capital expenditures for value stream, escalate out of control conditions, and implement recovery plan as needed.
• Accountable for all communication with Team Leaders, Value Stream support staff, and relevant operations personnel.
• 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.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

• Aircraft and manufacturing experience desirable.
• Quality system awareness.
• Strong leadership skills.
• Effective communication skills.
• Awareness of HSE requirements.
• Resource management skills.
• Supervisory management skills.
• Basic understanding of continuous improvement tools and techniques.
• Comprehensive knowledge of finance/budgeting.
• Understanding of a commercial business environment.


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