Continuous Improvement Manager - General Management jobs in Malta - June 2024
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Continuous Improvement Manager

Playmobil Malta , Any

Published on 17 May 2023

Expired on 16 Jun 2023

Playmobil is looking to recruit a Continuous Improvement Manager who will form an integral part of the PML management team but with strong links to the relevant contacts within the Group’s Global Supply Chain Network (GSCN) as well as relevant suppliers including subcontractors. The Continuous Improvement (CI) Department is responsible for spearheading a culture wherein improvement becomes a continual way of life within the Company, and where applicable its sub-contractors.

The main responsibilities will be as follows:
  • Supporting, and taking to the next level, the notion of CI including OpEx, also by recommending and developing improvements where this is called for
  • Developing and measuring standards for business processes with an aim to get staff to identify and prioritise improvement opportunities
  • Co-ordinating, and where applicable managing, the implementation of improvement activities and then monitoring, or where applicable managing, and reporting on the progress of business improvement projects
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in order to create sustainable improvements along the entire supply chain
  • Utilising, and training / influencing others to utilize, a variety of business improvement tools and techniques/approaches including those related to problem-solving
  • Creating an infrastructure that supports a culture so that progress is maintained on an ongoing basis
  • Creating and implementing applicable training and staff development programmes/workshops in relation to relevant tools, methodologies and practices
  • Creating/collaborating/instigating cross-functional teams to develop data-driven solutions for business improvement
  • Supporting and where applicable developing applicable audit, corrective action and preventive action plans with an aim to ensure standardization and improvement;
  • Serving as a ‘go-to expert’ by anyone wishing to benchmark results
  • Serving as a factual decision-maker in situations where automation/ manual intervention is being evaluated
  • To serve as the Company’s authority and final decision maker on standards in relation to CI approaches, including Lean, in conjunction with any set by Group. In case of areas where standards are still to be determined to recommend standards to senior management outlining the advantages and disadvantages of different options
  • To partake in any reasonable activity completing the status, qualification and experience of the job holder that the CEO might deem necessary including within other areas of Playmobil.

Education Skills and Experience:
  • A relevant qualification in  the higher MQF levels will be preferred
  • Exposure to Lean, Six Sigma and Value Stream Mapping is required with any certification in any of the OpEx-related tools (including these 3 disciplines) will be considered an asset
  • Experience in a similar role including proven CI analytical experience
  • Good project management skills
  • The art of persuasiveness, collaboration and teamwork with teambuilding abilities
  • Ability to set up, facilitate and lead improvement/ ‘Work Out’ sessions with a range of business stakeholders
  • An inclination to keep abreast of developments in the manufacturing equipment field in relation to industries similar to those in which Playmobil operates in
  • Good influencing, interpersonal and leadership skills with people management experience in a unionized setting
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.

*Interested candidates are to submit their Curriculum Vitae along with a brief Covering Letter by clicking on the below "Apply Now" button. All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.

We have entrusted Mdina Partners to handle applications on our behalf, and they will reach out with feedback. Your CV will not be recorded in their database and will be treated in strict confidence for the purpose of this vacancy.

Playmobil Malta:
Playmobil Malta Ltd. is one of the leading toy manufacturing companies on the island. Established locally since 1974, Playmobil Malta employs over 1000 employees and offers various career opportunities, good remuneration packages and various benefits to our employees.

Full Time
Job Type
Experienced (3 years +), Middle Management
Experience Level
General Management

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