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Regional Continuous Improvement Manager

Titchfield, United Kingdom
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton Titchfield are looking for a:

Regional Continuous Improvement Manager - Europe


Primary Function


A fully trained and certified  Lean Six Sigma professional to coordinate, assist and drive the implementation of the Aerospace Group Continuous Improvement (CI) Strategy,  and to improve performance at all  plants to include South Molton & Titchfield .  

Working with  the Operations Directors, Plant Managers and site Continuous Improvement Managers to implement the Continous improvement strategy through Value Stream, to drive cultural change, implement Eaton Lean Tool Certification programs, to develop continious improvemet plans in order to advance and sustain Customer Scorecards and High 5 performance.  



Essential Function


This role will cover all of the UK Sites and Report in to the US

The strategy for the business is written this role will be implementing the EMEA strategy

Drive and implement LEAN Tool Certification

Steering and driving change


Coordinates and establishes Eaton Business System Pull priorities and annual Continuous improvement Plans for each plant with the involvement of the division OPS Director, plant leadership team and site CI leader. The plan should support EBS Pull flow down, Sector & Aerospace CI Strategy, and High 5 improvement.


Coordinates and executes VSMs between the plants to identify best strategies to reduce the non-value added activities between the plants


Ensure annual self-assessments are completed at each plant to include but not limited to ELSS, OpA, and CIF as well as formal assessments when required. These assessments must identify gaps driving maturity levels, annual action plans to improve and include a process to monitor progress.


Monitor EPM/BSC performance and CI plans for each plant, participate in regular reviews and recommend opportunities for improvement as necessary.


Mentors, coaches and challenges site leadership teams and CI leaders in the integration and use of ELSS methodology to include but not limited to Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF), 

 High Performance Work Teams (HPWT), ELSS Tools, Rapid Improvement Events/Kaizen and Lean Six Sigma Projects, as well as the Aerospace Lean Tool Certification Program.


 Leads process improvements teams including Rapid Improvement Events/Kaizen, as necessary, and directs timely completion of projects that meet top Corporate, Industrial Sector, Aerospace Group and/or Division priorities.


 Acts as an instructor for  various ELSS training programs which include but are not limited to CIF, HPWTs, EBS Pull, specific ELSS tools, Lean training & certification, Six Sigma  Greenbelt training & certification, CI for Front Line Leaders.


 Supports, as needed, Corporate, Industrial Sector, Aerospace Group, and/or Division initiatives to include but not limited to participating on formal assessment teams such as EBE, OpA, special projects or councils.


Established VSM based CI council in order to: a) Identify, share and leverage best practices b) Build a network of subject matter experts using the Aerospace Lean Tool Certification program, and c) Collaborate and solve common problems faced in the Supply Chain.



Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, science, maths or technical field.
Experience in Continuous Improvement and has held various assignments within Operations with a track record of success. Prior work experience in different functions is preferred to ensure this CI Manager sees the linkages between functions, impact of functional decisions downstream and how multiple functions work within a value stream.
Demonstrated knowledge of continuous improvement methods, system thinking and daily manufacturing management, strategic management and project management. 
Experience with Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodology and roadmaps. Lean certification and Six Sigma Greenbelt  or Blackbelt certification desired.
Strong interpersonal and planning skills with proven ability to lead change through both direct and indirect (influencing) abilities.
Ability to develop knowledge of the Eaton Business System (EBS).
Demonstrated analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative.  Must be comfortable with statistics and other mathematical concepts; has the ability to use Software tools like PowerPoint, Excel, Minitab, Visio and SharePoint.
Can effectively and comfortably speak to different levels of the organization; senior leaders to the factory floor.

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: Operational Excellence

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: AER Aerospace Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 043672