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Senior Lean Specialist (m/f)

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Brugge, WV, BE

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At Bombardier Transportation, our trains and rail solutions move millions of people safely and reliably around the world, every single day. Join us, and you’ll be part of a global team, sharing knowledge, experience and ideas across countries and cultures, and boosting our reputatio

Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Lean Specialist (m/f) for our site in Bruges, Belgium.


The Senior Lean Specialist coaches and trains Lean principles and tools to site employees in order to enable them to carry out Lean initiatives in their respective areas, encourages site functions to use Lean tools and methods in their daily work and supports functional improvement initiatives and suggestion schemes with Lean expertise and the right methods and tools.

He/ she acts as a change agent to ensure employees apply Lean methods and tools as part of their daily work, ensures that improvement plans are up-to-date, PDCA is consistently applied and visualised and that Lean targets like Best Practice sharing, suggestions submission and Kaizen workshops delivery are met

Your Tasks

- Supports sites and individual Cells in the process of becoming a Lean organisation.
- Plans and coordinates assessments and ensures sustainment of progress and performance of cells. Supports cell teams in assessment preparations.
- Trains improvement agents and site’s personnel on lean tools and their application on the shop floor and offices. Acts as a coach with agents in order to ensure know-how sharing and transfer.
- Responsible for the plant personnel’s development regarding lean training and tools, such as, 5S, elimination of waste, problem solving, value stream mapping, process mapping, etc.
- Identifies non-value adding processes and critical process improvement opportunities so that they may be targeted for development and/or improvement through lean methodology.
- Supports improvement projects and action plans definition and execution, along with management, in order to meet targets. Manages and coordinates special high complexity initiatives execution in order to improve site’s operational performance and projects execution.
- Supports the assigned organizational units in process management activities by identifying critical strategic process improvement areas in the business units that will be required to meet strategic objectives.
- Partners with various departments and teams on critical, complex and/or strategic improvement projects.
- Supports the problem-solving process and deducts strategic improvement actions from re-occurring problems.
n as a global leader in rail technology. Your work will have a truly human impact, connecting communities, cities and businesses, and helping people to get where they need to be. It’s all about progress.

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a

About the role:


- Fluent English, Dutch/Flemish and French required

- Preferably a degree in Engineering, Quality, Operations, Business & Administration or equivalent

- Coaching certification is a plus

- Minimum 6 years of experience in a relevant role.

- Working experience in Continuous Improvement, Production, Methods, Logistics, Procurement or project management.

- Has experience in working in a multicultural environment (e.g. working in international teams)

- Passion for leading change and for continuous improvement

- Can demonstrate experience in managing strategic improvement projects

- Can demonstrate experience in training, coaching or supervision

- Proven ability to lead change, involving several functions

- strong influencing skills to manage stakeholders at various organizational levels

- Profound knowledge of continuous improvement, change management and Lean principles (Problem solving, value Stream mapping, 6 Sigma, Kaizen moderation, KPIs and all other relevant CI tools) and ability to apply and to coach others

- Good understanding of the business value chain

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

Job: Continuous Improvement
Primary Location: BE-WV-Brugge
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
10.01.2019, 9:58:42 AM

Unposting Date
09.02.2019, 4:59:00 PM

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