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General Electric Senior Lean Practitioner in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Description Summary

The Senior Lean Practitioner is a new position for the Avionics business and will be integral to the way we execute our business for the long-term. As part of the Business Operations team and working in close partnership with the Avionics Lean Transformation Leader, the Senior Lean Practitioner, will implement Lean practices across the business team and collaborate with stakeholders from other functions. This role will focus on transactional processes within the Avionics organization.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • The overall objective of the role is to positively impact results and culture by establishing standards, institutionalizing daily management processes, and adopting consistent problem-solving methods across the business. To achieve this the Senior Lean Practitioner will be expected to serve as a facilitator, educator, advocate, consultant, and accountability partner for transactional Lean, driving the understanding and application of Lean principles and tools across the entire Avionics business.

  • Collaborate with Avionics Lean Transformation Leader to implement Lean transformation plan that improves processes and practices as compared to Lean company benchmarks, both internal and external. These activities include Hoshin Kanri, Problem Solving Reports, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Visual Management, Continuous Improvement and Lean Training.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Demonstrated ability in solving complex problems and transforming business performance and process through the application of Lean techniques

  • Proven to be effective driving outcomes in large, matrixed organizations – understands how to navigate geographies, cultures, relationships, etc. because they are accountable, trustworthy, credible, committed, and intellectually agile

  • Change agent, able to make the case for Lean, demonstrate immediate impact and drive cultural change within the business and at individual sites

  • Highly collaborative person, comfortable with constructive conflict and debate normally associated with change

  • Critical thinker with the ability to bring others along, even those with conflicting priorities

  • Impactful communicator through executive staff level

Desired Characteristics

  • Black Belt / Master Black Belt certification

  • Ideal candidate has been through complex change and tough situations; bringing a will to win with strong followership

  • Additional leadership experience in a transactional function – finance, commercial, business, or engineering

  • Big picture thinker

  • Excellent time and project management

  • Proven ability to bring order and structure to function and organization quickly

  • Strategic mindset with hands-on approach

  • Strong commercial focus on customer and end user experience

  • Willing to relocate to Clearwater or Grand Rapids. Remote with ability to travel will be considered for highly qualified candidates.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes