Job Description

Lean & Continuous Improvement Co-ordinator Offaly

Ref No: DT18173

County Offaly, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Lean and Continuous Improvement Co-ordinator

An outstanding opportunity for qualified qualify professional, with 2 years experience, to gain hands on practical experience of leading LEAN and continuous improvement initiatives at a major pig meat processing operation.

Reports to the Site Manager with a strong dotted line to the Group Lean manager

This role involves assisting the Group Lean manager identifying, developing and implementing the Lean programme for the County Offaly Site.

Main Responsibilities

  • The leader of Lean in Edenderry, part of the site management team.
  • Provide leadership/guidance for Department Managers in regard to Lean solutions.
  • Lead improvement under the company Continuous Improvement Program and Lean Programmes.
  • Use and practice Lean Principles and Lean Tools and provide functional support on all elements of the Lean Toolkit such as DMAIC, 5S.
  • Drive a problem solving culture by demonstrating strong problem solving skills, leading by example and active participation to resolve issues and provide permanent corrective actions.
  • You will have responsibility for planning and assisting in the completion of various Lean Kaizen events targeted towards improving the operational and plant performance.
  • You will determine training requirements for staff arising from introduction/implementation of Lean Principles/Initiatives.
  • Provide lean training to employees.
  • Manage communication of lean initiatives across the site.
  • Measure and report of lean projects and results.
  • You will manage the review process for selecting, scoping and prioritising lean initiatives.
  • You will continue to focus on existing Lean initiatives and operational performance to constantly strive to eliminate waste, improve customer satisfaction and achieve growth and development via the on-going use of Lean tools and Lean Principles and the introduction of new initiatives where necessary to sustain the benefits.
  • Assist in the development of TPM within the plant.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be required to support the site plans.
  • Partake daily in the operations review and PIT meetings.
  • Support yield improvement, labour management, efficiency implementation, reporting and monitoring.


  • Training and education in the area of LEAN is required, with 2 -3 years practical experience and evidence of achievements, either as an operator or a practitioner.
  • This role requires a high degree of flexibility, responsiveness and the ability to self-manage and prioritise.
  • Excellent communication skills in addition to excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other relevant technology and tools.


  • Advanced/Higher Certificate (preferred)


  • Lean/Continuous Improvement: 2 years (preferred)


  • Qualification in LEAN , green/ black Belt (preferred)


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