BAE Systems Director Continuous Improvement (Location Flexible) in Arlington, Virginia

Job Description

Position can be located at any major P&S site or telecommuting is available.

Reporting into the VP of Operational Excellence, the Continuous Improvement (CI) Leader s role is to identify, lead, and execute the CI strategy via Lean, Six Sigma and Toyota Production System (TPS) methods within their assigned business or Sector to deliver bottom line, quantified results. This includes performing business assessments, planning, facilitation, execution of kaizen events, and sustainment through standard work and procedures. The CI Leader will drive the cultural transformation through the business building effective matrix teams and driving involvement and talent development.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelors Degree (in a relevant discipline) and twelve years of relevant work experience is required.

Access and generate measurement and assessment tools enabling operational and CI leaders to evaluate potential areas for formal Continuous Improvement actions and to subsequently determine their operational and financial value.

Recommend Continuous Improvement projects (e.g., kaizen events, point kaizens, major project teams, etc.) based on evaluating operational and financial data and qualitative analysis based on observation and discussion; supported by proposed budget and cost/benefit forecasts.

Project manage approved Continuous Improvement programs by coordinating necessary human and operational resources and setting and implementing budgetary and timing controls to achieve chartered goals.

Coach, counsel and train operational managers and staff to apply, support, sustain and develop a Continuous Improvement culture.

Facilitate and lead Continuous Improvement events as a subject matter expert while empowering operational staff and associates to present ideas and create improvements and solutions.

Leverage best practices gained through Continuous Improvement activities to other activities which would benefit from implementation

Maintain a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.

Preferred Skills and Education

Lean, Six Sigma

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Director Continuous Improvement (Location Flexible)


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