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Featured Continuous Improvement Project Lead – Academic Publishing


Competitive Salary + Benefits

A leading academic publisher has an exciting opportunity for a Continuous Project Improvement Lead to join their academic sales function leading continuous improvement projects targeted at processes covering the whole sales cycle for their academic product catalogue.

Industry  Academic Publishing Scholarly Publishing


Duration  Permanent

Type  Full Time

Start Date  ASAP


Continuous Improvement Project Lead: Key responsibilities

  • Lead Continuous Improvement projects using Lean Six Sigma methodologies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of end-to-end processes through elimination of waste, process standardisation and automation
  • Provide coaching support to other Lean trainees in the planning and execution of improvement events and projects to ensure consistently high standards
  • Act as an ambassador for continuous improvement, motivating colleagues to propose and help to implement CI changes
  • Score improvement ideas submitted by the department, allowing improvement projects to be appropriately prioritised
  • Ensure improvement events are focused on the highest return on investment opportunities
  • Communicate progress and implementation of CI projects to ensure predicted benefits are realised
  • Act as product owner for academic sales systems taking a lead role on projects and change initiatives by engaging stakeholders, ensuring solutions meet requirements, mobilising business user resource for testing, and managing the implementation of operational change.

Continuous Improvement Project Lead: Skills/experience

  • Trained to Lean Six Sigma Green Belt level
  • Competency in basic Lean Six Sigma tools such as project charters, SIPOC diagrams, Value Stream Maps, Pareto charts, effort/impact charts etc
  • Confident communicator, able to facilitate workshops and make presentations to stakeholders at all levels
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies and experience representing users as a product owner or Subject Matter Expert on technology projects or change initiatives.

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 858. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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