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Company: GE
Location: Baden, AG, Switzerland
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Role Summary: Leads projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business and is a recognized expert in a specialized field. Responsible for materials transformation initiatives using VSM and TPS methodologies and the simplification of business processes. This role works closely with both the Sourcing Lean Operations Leader, Sourcing and Materials Leaders and contributes to the overall strategy to reduce leadtimes and inventory levels.
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Consistent application of Lean tools and priciples to drive continuous improvements
  • Use VSM (Value Stream Map) to focus and drive improvement at plant / warehouse locations / S&OP process as identified per plant VSMs and agreed upon with the materials team
  • You are expected to be the champion for lean deployment to drive lead-time and cash/cost improvements
  • Target minimum 50% leadtime and inventory reductions
  • Responsible for partnering with Global Lean Operations Leader, Sourcing & Materials Leaders to define the key value streams that will have the greatest impact on the business and the customer
  • Work with the sourcing, materials and lean operations leaders to develop strategic deployment planning / establish transformational vision / set specific goals and priorities that drive lean principles and concept across the business, link lean initiatives closely to plant KPIs pursuing operation excellence
  • Serve as a change agent by influencing, communicating and institutionalizing a culture of simplification and standardization
  • Coach & train materials team in the use of Lean tools and the simplification methodology to drive significant business impact
  • Establish appropriate operating rhythms with key stake holders to communicate progress, provide coaching and plan action workouts
  • Seek, share and institutionalize best practices
  • Extensive travel required to work mainly with sites in Europe but also globally as needed


  • Formal Lean Training /TPS methodology (Japan experience a plus )
  • Demonstrated strong Lean manufacturing experience and Knowledge together with Change Management Experience
  • Working experience in a low volume production environment preferable
  • Experience in converting a Site to Lean
  • Strong Management Experience
  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization
  • Willingness and availability to travel

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university or equivalent knowledge or experience
  • Certified six sigma green or black belt
  • Lean experience leading multi sites
  • Fluent in French is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

About Us: GE Power provides a broad array of power generation, energy delivery, and water process technologies to solve your challenges locally. We work in several areas of the energy industry, including renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels, and coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy. We also develop advanced technologies to help solve some of the world's most complex challenges related to water availability and quality.

GE is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles... people like you.

Additional Locations: Hungary, Poland, Switzerland;Baden;

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