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Value Stream Manager

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton's Hazardous Area Communication Division has an opening for:
Value Stream Manager
location: Sutton in Ashfield, UK
The role is responsible for developing and managing product and information flow within the value stream in accordance with lean methodology to achieve value stream KPI’s. Strong people leadership and resource management skills are essential to deliver against performance objectives focused on continuous improvement and people development within the value stream.
The role reports to Plant Manager of the site.
Essential Functions:
  • Accountable for all operational results (People, Safety, Inventory, Quality, Cost, and Delivery) across the value stream defined from raw material reception through finished goods shipment.
  • Accountable for reporting and delivering to all KPI’s which drive the operation to continuously improve, ensuring the Team Leaders (TL) maintain all key KPI data & visual management boards.
  • Define and deliver Continuous Improvement Plans for the value stream from future state maps. Prioritise and task manage value stream support team to perform against KPI’s and budget.
  • Accountable for contact between the value stream and all external stakeholders in the production process (shared resource manager, sub-contractors, external logistics personnel) in terms of delivery performance, quality issues, and flow between the facilities.
  • Through the TLs, ensure that all employees are fully conversant and compliant with the Company’s Health and Safety policies. Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed.
  • Support Operations Manager and Plant  Manager in all business aspects.


  • Degree qualified, Bachelors preferred
  • Experience with end to end lean value stream
  • Management experience in a production/lean work environment
  • Strong people management style
  • Proven experience in setting process and monitoring for future improvement opportunities
  • Desirable- prior exposure to systems engineering business (Project based business)
  • Demonstrate the highest level of customer focus and setting the highest levels of expectation within the teams to meet and exceed business plans
  • Strategic, business mind to plan future improvement strategy and execute
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of project lifecycle and processes
  • A self-motivated, proactive individual with high achievement drive and initiative, excellent verbal and written communication skills and good organisational awareness
  • Ability to impact and influence fellow workers
  • Strong PC literacy (MS word, Excel, Power point)
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity whilst working within diverse environment
What Eaton offers:
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us
  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development
  • Culture & Values - at Eaton, our values and culture define who we are
  • Inclusion & Diversity - openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully
  • Wellness - Wellness at Eaton is more than a program, it’s about changing the environment by offering the right tools to help empower employees to make that happen

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: EPG CHD HAC Hazardous Area Communications

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 040135