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Feignies, FR

Continuous Improvement Manager Feignies


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


The Continuous Improvement Leader will lead and implement the Continuous Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma and Best Practice) strategy for the assigned Lear Feignies plant.
This individual will be responsible for establishing and monitoring Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and providing site leadership, direction and guidance in the implementation of Lean, Six Sigma, and Best Practices (LSS & BP) at the assigned Lear location inclusive of manufacturing processes and traditional office transactions.
This position requires a Leader who is highly credible and has the experience, energy, and discipline to manage a site strategy and business projects in an extremely complex and mission critical environment. This Leader must have the personal characteristics and drive to be a long-term contributor to the company.
Reports to the Plant Manager and will have a strong dotted line report to the Central CI team.
Required Skills
Key activities will include:

  • Develop consistent Value Stream Maps (VSMs) at assigned site.
  • Partner with all site leaders from executive, middle, and associate level teams.
  • Ensure a consistent site project pipeline at each site
  • Work closely with the CI global team to ensure Lean, Six Sigma and Best Practices (LSS & BP) compliance and implementation.
  • Identify and work to remove barriers that slow or prevent the successful attainment of LSS & BP across the site enterprise.
  • Deploy LSS & BP strategy across the site enterprise, ensuring common company training compliance and understanding at all levels of the organization
  • Partner with Site executives and initiate Policy Deployment Strategy (PDS) for Performance, Goals, and Objectives
  • Ensure Hoshin-Kanri goals and objectives alignment from the Global Executive team for LSS & BP, ensuring constant feedback and coaching to ensuring team objectives are met and exceeded.


Required Experience
Business And Technical Requirements

  • Business or technical degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education, (5 – 10 years). An advanced degree, ideally in a quantitative field, will be well regarded.
  • Accredited LSS Black Belt , Lean Sensei , and or Master Black Belt certification is a plus
  • Deep knowledge of culture change coupled with the relentless focus on details necessary to move companywide initiatives forward
  • Ability to diagnose organizational dynamics and deployment of actions via communications
  • Proven financial acumen, critical thinker with ability to provide an impartial, consultative and solutions oriented approach
  • Strategically-minded with track record of execution excellence
  • Able to set priorities and 'triage' in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Successful track record as a Change Agent for breakthrough improvements
  • Able to work in a collaborative, global environment


Leadership Competencies

  • Influential leader with proven coaching and mentoring expertise
  • Proven 4E track record of Energy, Energize, Edge and Execution
  • Energy – Candidate has energy to "go, go, go". S/he possess boundless energy and get up every day ready to attack the job at hand. High energy people move at 95 miles-per-hour in a 55 mile-per-hour world.
  • Energizer – Candidate knows how to spark others to perform. S/he can outline a vision and get people to carry it out. Energizers know how to get people excited about a cause or a crusade. They are selfless in giving others the credit when things go right, but quick to accept responsibility when things go awry.
  • Edge – Candidates exhibit “edge” and are competitive types. S/he knows how to make the really difficult decisions, such as hiring, firing and promoting, never allowing the degree of difficulty to stand in their way.
  • Execute - Executers recognize that activity and productivity are not the same and are capable of converting energy and edge into action and results. Without measurable results, the other "E's" are of little use.
  •   Demonstrated exceptional organizational, results driven, interpersonal, change leadership, facilitation and problem solving skills
  •   Clear communicator, able to address conflicts upfront
  •   Possesses the stature, credibility and professional experience to easily gain trust, command respect and influence others through principled leadership and sound business ethics
  •   Excellent written and oral communications skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and mediate effectively. S/he must be determined and direct, without being intimidating or creating ill will
  •   Seasoned and emotionally mature, must be politically savvy, self-confident and able to maintain composure
  •   Strong management, organization, administrative and relationship skills along with well-developed leadership capabilities. Strong business acumen, able to judge 'noise' from materiality
  •   Able to create support and buy-in across a wide range of stakeholders by using communication processes to ensure understanding and alignment




Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work  without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.