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Operational Excellence Leader

Requisition ID:  119431
Business Unit:  E&E Shepshed Group (1120)

Stevenage, HRT, United Kingdom, SG1 2DH

We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

Joining our team means, you are helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products, and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.


The Operations Excellence Leader will lead and direct all Continuous Improvement activities across the site.  Successful candidate will provide leadership and delivery of improvement programs to increase the sites competitiveness. Furthermore, the new Ops Excellence Leader will be responsible for delivering of Lean Sigma Black/green Belt projects and the coaching of Green and yellow Belts/ Kaizens/A3s, the lead source of expertise on the application of lean sigma tools and techniques.

Core Responsibilities

  • Drive the Parker Lean System (PLS) across the site leadership and align with all functions on PLS. 
  • Act as the interface between the site and the Product group/ Division in all Improvement / PLS matters.
  • Deliver business improvements and cost savings through the delivery of improvement Projects.
  • Coach effectively to increase capabilities across the site for Green and yellow Belts & problem solving (Kaizen/ A3s).
  • Lead the deployment of the PLS and lead plan to increase in maturity.
  • Analyse, measure the effectiveness of complex business processes and develops sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements in support of Site leadership goals.
  • Lead Business Continuity and Risk Management alongside strategy deployment.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Lean Sigma Black/Green Belt.
  • Results focused with track record of delivering improvements.
  • Manufacturing experience is essential.
  • Operations experience would be an ideal match.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Well-organised, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task.
  • Able to work independently and prioritise duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines.
  • Confident to provide cross-functional leadership.
  • Proficient in Project Management tools (i.e., MS Project and Visio) or similar project tool.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers.

What We Offer

Parker Meggitt is proud to offer a competitive total rewards framework designed with our colleagues' health, wealth and well-being in mind to help our employees balance a successful career.  Our competitive offer package will include:

  • Early finish on Fridays.
  • Pension Scheme up to 10% company contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program for Health & Wellbeing.
  • Employee Perkz – offering our employees discounts on a huge variety of goods and services.
  • Income Protection.
  • Employee Resource Groups.
  • Volunteering day off.

Parker Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.

Please Note: Due to the nature of our business, we require all employees to hold the required national security clearance for their role. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the Parker Meggitt security team. You can read more about UK clearance and vetting here:

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