De La Rue Process Improvement Leader Job in Nairobi, Kenya

De La Rue

Job title: Process Improvement Leader

Reporting to: Process Manager

Business unit: Delivery

Department: Currency

Role status: Permanent

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • To act as a role model, advising on and encouraging Continuous Improvement within the business.
  • Review and improve work flows in different departments across the business
  • Assess processes and where applicable recommend improvements including through the set up of SOPs, 6S and other lean manufacturing tools
  • Lead continuous improvement programme, championing and implementing best practice throughout company operations.
  • Facilitate, train and support CI initiatives also through training multidisciplinary improvement teams
  • Identify redundant processes that compromise quality output
  • Encouraging employee ownership and involvement in continuous improvement projects.
  • Be the site knowledge repository of Manufacturing KPIs (OEE, Yield and OTIF)
  • Use relevant KPI’s to install best practice and drive initiatives to enable delivery of targets
  • Facilitate implementation of site Operational Excellence Roadmap by carrying out internal site OpEx audits, developing gap analysis and tracking action closure throughout company operations.
  • Manage the site Work Place Organization (WPO) programme
  • Preparing financial analysis on costs and benefits of implementing proposed changes
  • Preparing periodic reports to management on various projects being undertaken

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A university degree and professional qualification in related field.
  • Be familiar with process improvement techniques ideally with application of six sigma and lean methodology.(Six Sigma Green Belt certified highly desirable).
  • Experienced change agent, able to influence at all levels.
  • Experienced in the effective deployment of Lean manufacturing tools – specifically VSM, 5S, Set Up Reduction (SMED), Pull Systems, Error Proofing, TPM.
  • Experienced and capable of training and coaching individuals and teams in the use of Lean and process improvement tools and techniques.
  • Experience from within a complex manufacturing environment

Date of posting: 23.03.17

Closing date for applications: 06.04.17

Email address for applications:

Submit a CV and covering email or letter to Wycliffe Ontumbi, Recruiter:


Business Administration, Audit and Quality Assurance
Updated: March 23, 2017 — 10:38 am