Continuous Improvement and Lean Manager - Newport Group

Closing Date
Friday 23 August 2019

Salary: Competitive and depending on experience

Location: Gloucester with regular UK/European travel (on average 2 times a month)


Part of the TAKKT group, BiGDUG, along with Equip4Work, Mydisplays, XXL Horeca and Certeo, form part of Newport… a market leading European b2b E-Commerce Group with ambitious growth plans. To help achieve these plans, Newport are looking for an experienced CI and Lean Expert who will drive and develop a culture of Continuous Improvement across the group.

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What you’ll be doing  


In this brand new role, you will be accountable for creating a culture of Continuous Improvement across the group with a strong focus on process excellence.

As a Lean Expert, you will be responsible for the development and execution of the Lean deployment strategy; facilitating and supporting the leadership teams through the analysis of their value streams and assisting them in the selection and prioritisation of areas of focus.

You will deliver  improvement projects as well as train, coach and educate teams across the group in a variety of disciplines. You can rely on the methods, tool sets and training concepts provided by the Working closely with the CI & Lean team of our shareholder TAKKT-group, you will support in the development and execution of TAKKT CI principles and tools in addition to supporting the TAKKT Lean Strategy.

As well as managing the projects, your responsibilities will also extend to supporting cultural change, introduction of process management and train employees in the functional departments.



A bit about you...


You will be an expert in the field of CI and Lean and have extensive experience in CI and Lean techniques such as 5W, Kaizen, Six Sigma.  Commercially astute and a great communicator, you will have experience in a Retail or Logistics sector and can work at pace!

Training and coaching individuals and teams comes naturally and is something you enjoy; you will be both enthusiastic and passionate about all things CI and install that in others.

A self-starter with a “can-do” attitude, you have great project management skills and can operate on both a tactical and strategic level and manage a variety of stakeholders.



What’s in it for you


We want you to love working for us and be as passionate about what we do and where we are going.  You will also get the opportunity to travel and grow your career in a digitally led international group which means the possible opportunities for further development are endless!

We are offering a competitive salary with the potential to earn great bonus, a contributory pension scheme and 23 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays).