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Operational Excellence Leader

Requisition ID:  66978
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Shepshed Group (1120)

Stevenage, HRT, United Kingdom, SG1 2DH

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our vision <<Enabling the Extraordinary – to fly, to power, to live>> - keeping the world flying with one of over 73,000 Meggitt-equipped aircraft taking off every second of every day; protecting countless lives with our technology, keeping those who put their lives at risk safer and ensuring that the lights stay on for millions of people worldwide.


With over 160 years of history, innovation’s at the heart of everything we do in our aerospace, defence and selected energy markets Our global approach to lean manufacturing is the driving force on our journey to operational excellence and our goal to provide the best technology, products and service to our Customers.


We’ll help shape your career and provide you with the right learning, development and growth opportunities; we’re working hard to create a High Performance Culture where we live our Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.

Enable your extraordinary. Join us and be part of our diverse Meggitt team.

Job Summary

The Operations Excellence leader, leads and directs all Continuous Improvement activity across the Site.  Provides leadership and delivery of improvement programs to increases the sites competitiveness.  Personal delivery of Lean Sigma Black Belt projects and the coaching of Green Belts / Kaizens/ A3s, the lead source of expertise on the application of lean sigma tools and techniques.


A member of the Site Leadership team accountable for the current site performance, whilst shaping the future strategy.


Drives the High Performance System (HPS) across the site leadership and aligns with all functions on HPS.  Acts as the interface between the site and the Product group/ Division in all Improvement / HPS matters.


Leads the business with regard to Business Continuity and Risk Management alongside ensuring effective strategy deployment into the site and its execution.

Core Responsibilities

  • Delivery of business improvements and cost savings through the delivery of improvement Projects
  • Effective coaching to increase capabilities across the site for Green Belts & problem solving  ( Kaizen/ A3s)
  • Lead the deployment of the HPS and lead plan to increase in maturity.
  • Analyses, measures the effectiveness of complex business processes and develops sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements in support of Site leadership goals.
  • Member of Site Leadership with accountability for current performance and future strategy.
  • Led Business Continuity and Risk Management alongside strategy deployment.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Lean Sigma Black Belt
  • Results focused with track record of delivery of improvements.
  • Manufacturing experience, ideally operations leadership experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership
  • Proficient in Project Management tools (i.e., MS Project) or similar project tool (s)
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers


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.Meg.gitt

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