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Business Process Improvement Coordinator


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 13/09/2017

Job Category:

Manufacturing, Chemical & Industrial / QA / Continuous Improvement

Job description:
  • We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales
  • Supporting a diverse workforce offering an array of flexible work initiatives
  • Rydalmere | Free On Site Parking & Gym | Bus, Ferry & Train close to site
Why Work with Thales?
At Thales, we’re committed to caring about the whole of you. Creating an environment of trust and empowerment where your contribution is valued, where your well-being counts and you can manage the right work-life balance for you. We believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. We’re always open to discussing your individual needs, just let us know what works for you.

That commitment extends through our generous benefits package: that’s why Thales were the first Engineering company in Australia to pay the superannuation guarantee on unpaid primary carer’s leave. Whether you want to work for 4 years and get paid to take the 5th year off, or you just need help finding a childcare place, you’ll have our support every step of the way. 

Developing Your Career
We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.

About Thales
We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we clarify complicated problems by combining our experience in market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Our Opportunity
The GTS-SIX business unit comprises our Ground Transportation Systems business that delivers significant transport infrastructure projects and the Secure Communications and Information Systems (SIX) business that designs, integrates and supports ICT solutions in both the civilian and defence space.
In this newly created role as the Business Process Improvement Coordinator you will be responsible for Lean deployment throughout GTS-SIX, with particular emphasis in the Operations team. This position plays a key co-ordination role in Lean, ensuring methodical support of GTS-SIX staff and animates Lean dynamics through coaching and communication.

  • Manage and develop processes improvement mapping required to support current projects and activities
  • The definition, setup, preparation and optimization of Lean manufacturing/operational process
  • Facilitating innovation to reduce costs and improve workflows, guaranteeing feasibility and reproducibility of the process
  • Partnering with business teams in value stream mapping, value stream design, Lean line design, Lean logistics and process
  • Manage potential improvements and initiatives in line with Thales Lean Production System
  • Coach and mentor employees in the use of Lean tools
About You
  • Qualifications in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt
  • Experience with manufacturing of complex systems
  • Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing, People Management (Coaching), Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement
  • Excellent communication skills along with strong leadership capability
  • Familiarity with the application of the requirements of MRP, MES and Level Pull planning
  • Experience in a Defence manufacturing industry highly desirable, though not essential
Special Requirements
To apply for this role you must be eligible for a Defence Security Clearance. You may need to be ITARS cleared; therefore Thales need to know if you hold any other passport other than Australian, or have dual citizenship.

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