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Role Summary: The continuous improvement specialist reports to the Six Sigma black belt within the Wellstream Newcastle Quality function. The focus will be on driving continuous improvement and six sigma projects within the Wellstream business.
Lead continuous improvement (CI) projects with a Quality focus
Execute on a portfolio of opportunities to deliver tangible business improvements
Facilitate cross functional teams to execute on projects that get results
Reduce the number of Quality Defects & Cost of Quality for the P&L
Partner with Wellstream Niteroi to drive best practices across the Wellstream organization
Work cross-functionally between the Wellstream teams to resolve quality issues and drive long-term quality improvements
Be a business influencer to drive positive change
Support the site Black Belt / Six Sigma leader on projects, workouts & trainings
Support internal workouts and training
Support business critical system implementations e.g. Oracle modules
Work with the customers to gain real-time “Voice of Customer” (VOC). Become a strong advocate for the customer
Support RCAs and audit effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions (CAPA)
Perform duties as an internal quality auditor and RCA leader
Promote Wellstream Quality culture, both internally and externally
Bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Significant experience in Quality or Manufacturing operations and preferable to have exposure to commercial, engineering, MRP etc.
Ability to interface and communicate effectively with all levels of employees, management, functions and diverse audiences, including suppliers and internal/external customers.
Demonstrated ability to function as a proactive change agent, passionate about quality and customer loyalty.
RCA/troubleshooting experience with ability to drive significant culture changes.
Proven attention to detail, with excellent analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and personal organization skills.
Capable of analyzing data to make sound decisions on suitability and effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions.
Excellent project management and facilitation skills.
Proficiency in software applications MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
Familiarity with Oracle, GE GenSuite and SupportCentral is a benefit.
Self-motivated, self-starter capable of remaining flexible to changing work priorities.
Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, oral and written).
Effective at managing multiple priorities under tight deadlines, with the ability to bring assignments to a successful completion.
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