Continuous Improvement Leader

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Continuous Improvement Lead – Dreadnought

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for the successful delivery of programmes/projects with measurable benefits to the business, often with the cost of the change programmes paid for through anticipated benefits to the cost accounts
  • Assisting in the development of capability training, coaching and mentoring for the wider team/programme in Tools, Techniques and best practice
  • Ensuring viable and sustainable solutions are developed that consider process, systems, and people dynamics
  • Building and managing project plans capable of delivering the required results in a timely manner; Regular engagement with senior leaders to ensure effective prioritisation against strategic objectives
  • To govern project delivery and conduct relevant gate reviews against applicable Operational Frameworks.

Your skills and experiences:

  • Lean six sigma green/black belt/lean practitioner - And/or extensive relevant Industry Experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Continuous improvement methodologies including lean six sigma, with a track record of delivery
  • Degree/ HNC or equivalent in STEM based subject or equivalent, or relevant work-based experience
  • Leadership experience in both project and change management
  • High level analytical experience
  • Proven Track Record of Continuous Improvement delivery


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Continuous Improvement team:

You will be part of a team that is responsible for working alongside internal and external consultants in order to develop cost management and savings models to directly impact the dreadnought programme. You will engage with senior leaders (SDA where appropriate) to develop cost improvement strategies.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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