Continuous Improvement Leader - Lean Expert
Saft is a global battery company like no other. Thanks to our historical expertise, combined with our unique industrial approach, we have a leading position to meet the demands of the most demanding customers. Our batteries and battery systems make a difference for all the market sectors they serve.
Established in 19 countries and supported by our 16 production sites, Saft has more than 4,000 employees across the planet.
Since 2016, Saft is a wholly owned subsidiary of TotalEnergies, a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity.
Their 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable, and accessible to as many people as possible. The Company is active in more than 130 countries and puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
At Saft, we believe in our employees! The motivation and commitment of our employees are the foundation of Saft’s long-term success!
What are we looking for?
A diverse, skilled and experienced individual who can contribute/add value to our team. Our customers have varied backgrounds and so do our employees. If you are excited about leaving your footprint on our sustainability efforts, we would love to hear from you.
A continuous improvement manager to assess, monitor, and enhance business performance for our organization. In this role, you will analyze current practices, partake in the development process and improvement of the business as well as, the implementation of changes in workflows, structures, and teams to ensure continuous company performance. This position reports directly to the Plant General manager.
Your core responsibilities include:
Analyzing company processes and procedures.
Developing process enhancement strategies and Lean continuous improvement activity.
Investigating shortfalls, issues, and complaints in current business processes.
Establishing norms and standards of company performance.
Monitoring staff performance and organizational processes.
Develop the “Gemba” and QRQC culture at all levels of the organization.
Collaborating with other stakeholders to enhance productivity and staff satisfaction.
Communicating ideas and opinions to other members of management.
Managing staff and teams of various sizes.
Training, mentoring, and guiding team members in new processes
What we offer:
Whether you are just getting started or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package including.
Generous compensation based on market standards, healthcare, wellness, adoption assistance, discounted stock purchase, career development and recognition programs. Access to subscription of TotalEnergies shares at preferential rates and so much more. However, these benefits differ among the various countries.
Academic background: A bachelor's degree in business administration, process management, or operations. A graduate degree in business or MBA would be beneficial.
Experience: minimum of 10 years’ experience in process optimization, operations, or business management. Manufacturing environment in automotive industry.
Other: A sharp eye for identifying weak points in processes and organizational structures. A strategic, analytical and Gemba oriented mindset. An excellent communicator with top-notch presentation skills. A thorough understanding of the latest process enhancement strategies. Dynamic thinking and problem-solving abilities. Leadership and mentoring skills. Confidence in your abilities to lead organizational change.
Languages: English. Depending on the country of interest, an understanding of their commonly used language will be a plus.
The Continuous Improvement Leader/Lean expert position is available in different sites which are in 4 countries and 7 cities.
France: Bordeaux with 700 employees specialized in R&D and battery manufacturing for the Aerospace, Defense & Performance (ADP) sector. Poitiers with 600 employees specialized in R&D and battery manufacturing for the Connected Energy and Aerospace, Defense & Performance (ADP) sectors. Nersac with 200 employees specialized in R&D and battery manufacturing for the Aerospace, Defense & Performance (ADP) sector.
China: Zhuhai with 200 employees specialized in R&D and battery manufacturing for the Connected Energy and Aerospace, Defense & Performance (ADP) sectors.
Israel: Kiryat Ekron with 300 employees and is specialized in R&D and battery manufacturing for the Connected Energy sector.
US: Florida with 100 employees and is specialized in R&D and battery manufacturing for the Aerospace, Defense & Performance (ADP) sector. Maryland with 300 employees specialized in R&D and battery manufacturing for the Aerospace, Defense & Performance (ADP) sector.
Saft is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you feel you have the right skills, experience and enthusiasm to join our team, please apply using this form.
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