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Operational Excellence Specialist

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Location: Stevenage, HERTS, United Kingdom
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Mar 13, 2024
Job ID: 45251

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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 Specialist 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 Specialist 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.
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