Job Description

Operational Excellence Project Leader

An Operational Excellence Project Lead with Process/Continous Improvement experience is required to work on a six month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Cumbria with the possibility of flexible working.

Overview of the Operational Excellence Project Leader contract role

Leading the achievement of operational excellence across the business through the delivery and co-ordination of strategically aligned business improvement projects, individually and though management and leadership of others.

Ensures viable and sustainable solutions are developed using Operational Excellence tools, techniques and project management principles taking account of process, systems, and people dynamics. A key element of the role will involve developing strong stakeholder relationships supported by clear communication and engagement strategies, ultimately driving improvement to a realised benefit for the business.

Requirement also to assist in the development of functional capability training, coaching and mentoring for the wider Operational Excellence Function in Tools, Techniques and best practice

Key skills required for the Operational Excellence Project Leader

  • Background in STEM or equivalent required
  • Extensive knowledge of Operational Excellence / Continuous Improvement methodologies including Lean and Six Sigma, with a track record of delivery
  • Working Knowledge of Project Management principals
  • Working knowledge of Change Management principles
  • Strong understanding of Submarines processes
  • Undertaken training in Leadership

The role is based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria - commutable from Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Lancaster, Morecambe, Penrith, Workington, Whitehaven and The Lake District

If you are a Continuous/Process Improvement Professional looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Defence opportunities please contact Kris Foston on or phone 0161 694 9200

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

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