Continuous Improvement Lead

at Safran companies
Location Not Specified, California
Date Posted July 18, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


Published 06.20.2022

Continuous improvement Santa Maria, California, United States Permanent Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 8 years English Fluent

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Site Performance Improvement Manager, the objectives and missions are:
• At the request of a sponsor, the improvement project leads projects contributing to enhance the performance of a process or an activity
• He/She creates the conditions to promote the improvement, innovation and related tools and organize best practices sharing

Summary of Duties:
Primary Activities
• To set boundaries to the project with the help of the sponsor
• To implement the structure of the project management (especially the decision-making body «Steering Committee»)
• To identify the needs in resources and negotiate their provision with the sponsor
• To implement ambitious improvement projects using methods such as Lean Sigma
• To drive the project in incorporating its change management
• To support and lead other projects pilots. They supervise projects led by GB (or BB if MBB) and develop their skills
• To involve the projects shareholders
• To share feedbacks with other project pilots

Complementary Description

Safran Cabin is an "at-will" employer, which means that employment is at the mutual consent of both the employee and the employer, and may be terminated at will, for any reason, with or without cause at any time during your employment with the Company. No one other than the CEO of the Company can enter into an agreement of employment for a specified period of time or make any agreement or representation contrary to this policy. Further, any such agreement must be in writing and signed by the CEO of the Company.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Business/Operations
• 10+ years of experience in the following areas: Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain; Customer Services; Production; Quality; Engineering; Information Technology; Logistics or Planning.
• Knowledge of the company, Group, management system, processes and organizations
• Knowledge of the project management and risks management
• Knowledge of the leverages of changes in complex organizations
• Knowledge of the basics in terms of techno-economic management and performance management
• Knowledge of the Lean Sigma tools and methods
Computer Skills:
• Proficiency in the use of common software packages including MS Office suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint
Other Skills:
• Leadership
• Capacity to negotiate
• Capacity to delegate
• Capacity to solve difficult problems in complex situations
• Experience of the functional and transverse management of multidisciplinary teams
• Capacity to work in a multicultural and international environment
• Ability to conduct changes
• Practical experiences of Safran tools and methods including Lean Sigma and the management of complex projects
• Capacity to identify the leverages of performance improvement
• Capacity to involve and confederate
• Great organization and personal structuring
• Great coordinator
• Qualities in interpersonal relationships and capacity to kindly challenge the organizations

Additional Preferred Skills: (not required)
• Master Black Belt or Black Belt certification from Safran

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 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 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 was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Cabin is a world leader in fully integrated cabin interiors, catering systems and cargo equipment.


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