The SSUS Lean Sigma BB will be responsible for supporting the expansion of the use of Lean tools and concepts in how SSUS performs all activities, ranging from simple daily tasks to process improvement to management practices. This includes support of development and deployment of standard practices across SSUS for the deployment of Lean Sigma tools and concepts into the SSUS culture. The Lean Sigma BB will help SSUS leadership teams learn how to utilize Lean Sigma tools and concepts to manage and improve the business. The primary activities will be coaching, teaching, and project and Kaizen facilitation so team members may learn the concepts “hands-on”. The Lean Sigma BB will report to the Continues Improvement Manager of SSUS and work with other members of the SSUS CI team, Seats and Group Safran+ and other members of the Safran Lean Sigma community.
A) Support deployment and use of the Lean Sigma tools across SSUS
B) Facilitate One Safran Workshops across SSUS
C) Plan and lead SSUS-level Lean Sigma projects that will contribute to increase company competitiveness.
D) Ensure C.I projects are on schedule and customer expectations are meet.
E) Make presentations to review status of projects as required.
F) Provide timely internal reports to management (bi-weekly presentations, monthly project reports, quarterly reports.
G) Mentor Lean Sigma Green Belts in order to increase autonomy on the execution on the application of Lean sigma methodologies in order to achieve successful improvement projects
H) Deliver Lean Sigma Green Belt training to Safran employees
I) Serve as instructor of C.I. courses that teaches personnel how to assess, identify and improve their own needs and opportunities.
J) Develop and document Best Practices as Standard Work.
K) Provide benchmarking and best practice research.
L) Share Best Practices with CI department team members.
M) Implement and make sure teams implement measures of health, Safety and Environment necessary to keep the Physical integrity of team.
N) Performs other duties as assigned.
A) Knowledge and Skills:
i) Excellent knowledge of Lean Sigma, process improvement, and problem solving methodologies
ii) Expertise within functional areas of Continuous Improvement (at least one of the following fields):
Training of Lean Sigma
Engineering Lean Sigma/Continuous Improvement (DFLSS, DFMA, VAVE, etc.)
Supply Chain/Fabrication Lean Sigma
Quality/Manufacturing Lean Sigma /Continuous Improvement
iii) Demonstrated leadership at the Manager (or similar) level.
iv) Must be an expert communicator, motivator, facilitator, trainer, and a leader.
v) Able to organize complex thoughts and ideas into a cohesive, simple message.
vi) Ability to influence all levels of the organization without direct authority
vii) Able to build strong working relationships with all individuals (from shop floor to executive level; all departments and educational backgrounds)
viii) Proven ability to take ownership of Continuous improvement projects and execute them in a manner that generates bottom line results.
ix) Consistent focus on safety, 5S, standard work and problem solving throughout value stream, with visible evidence of effectiveness.
x) Must be a good time management person; understand how to hold team accountable and how to take corrective action.
xi) Must be skilled at problem resolutions. Have sense of urgency “do it now” mentality.
xii) Challenges the status quo and mobilizes self and group to adapt to changing conditions.
B) Education and Experience:
• Bachelor Degree in engineering or business administration; OR an Associate's plus 3 years relevant work experience; OR 6 years directly related work experience.
• Minimum 5 years relevant (Lean or Lean Sigma) experience and minimum of 3 years with process improvement experience.
• Lean training from the Shingo Institute, Shingijutsu, or other recognized program or company.
• Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from a recognized institution. If external Black Belt certified, must peruse Safran Black Belt Certification
• Multilingual (English plus French and/or Spanish).
• ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
Acts in accordance with company values and related competencies.
D) Communication Skills:
Must have the ability to generate written communication and to operate required office equipment. Ability to read and review written communication. Speech and hearing abilities that allow individual to communicate clearly and distinctly in English.
E) Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve problems and think strategically.
4) Physical Demands:
This position requires extended periods of sitting while working with computers and viewing computer monitors and other office equipment. Finger dexterity needed in using misc. office equipment such as telephone, computer and copy machine, etc. Bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to approximately twenty pounds are required during tasks related to the job.
Specificity of the job
International and/or Domestic travel required; percentage of time 10%
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap. Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector. Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.
11.09.2021 Continuous improvement
Process Improvement Specialist