Business Improvement Lead

Careers Calendar Posted 25/04/2022
Location Horsforth, Leeds
Salary Based on Experience
Department Continuous Improvement

Our people are at the heart of our business and everything we do. Together, we help people create amazing personal care products by getting the ingredients right.

We are Stephenson, one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of solid format bases spanning soap, hair care and skincare and a unique range of sustainable ingredients. We have been working through generations to get the ingredients just right. Our heritage is important but it doesn’t define us.

We are a forward-thinking, innovative company, discreetly helping customers disrupt markets globally. Focussing on practical solutions to help our customers achieve their goals when it comes to their product development. We are a manufacturer that is passionate about people and the relationships they build. Working with some of the biggest names in our industry and having won two Queens Awards in the industry, our reputation for excellence throughout every stage of the process is exceptional.

Reporting to: Director of Supply Chain & Continuous Improvement

Department: Continuous Improvement

Salary: Based on experience

About The Role

Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain & Continuous Improvement, you will have ownership of the quality system and be a driver of quality improvement of both product and of transactional nature. You will manage and execute projects to deliver both process and financial improvement in line with business objectives.

The ideal candidate will build great relationships with all levels of the business to allow fast and successful change with minimal resistance. You will be an ambassador for business quality with team members, customers, and key stakeholders, delivering projects on time with the desired outcome. You will offer creative and proactive ideas to improve the business, whilst being a key member of the team, working towards the same goal!

Role Responsibilities

» Manage quality within the non-conformance software running weekly and monthly quality meetings with the wider team.

» Liaise with the customer regarding quality issues.

» Manage process improvement projects.

» Drive quality improvement using the data collected.

» Managing the Quality Software, Liaise with Customers, Run Quality Meetings & Manage the ISO9001 Standard and audit.

» Manage and lead Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Projects within quality and transactional environment.

» Coach and facilitate Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Projects.

» Run process mapping sessions for both Value Streams and Process Improvement Purposes.

» Run Root Cause Analysis Sessions to assist in reducing repeat NCRs.

About You

Do you have a passion for problem solving and improvement with a customer focused mindset, along with a willingness to get stuck in? Yes? Then we have the perfect job for you!

We are looking for someone passionate to join our personal care business, to help us keep making a difference. The successful candidate will relish the diversity of collaborating with multiple internal teams.

You are a motivated individual with an analytical and inquiring way of thinking looking to join our team and take on responsibility for helping to drive our innovation and improvement service!

You will have great change management and project management skills and understand the different engagement styles needed between presenting to all parts of the business… so it goes without saying that great communication skills are a must!

Skills & Competencies

You will have experience in quality or improvement within a manufacturing environment.

You will ideally have a recognised qualification or demonstrable experience in implementing Lean Six Sigma / Improvement Projects.

You will ideally be ISO9001 Audit Trained.

But the most important part is culture fit. We are looking for someone with passion and drive, a self-starter that is excited by the prospect of joining a growing business with big ambitions!

Closing Date: Friday 6th May 2022 - 4pm

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