Lean Practitioner

Job Description

Requirement for an engaging Continuous Improvement/Lean Practitioner to drive improvements in the manufacturing processes across 3 sites, with the target to double profits over the next 5 years while maintaining and improving the qualities and levels of service and benefiting from a tailored development plan with external training and recognisable qualifications.


Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are recruiting a Lean Practitioner for a Rail components and spares manufacturer.


The Opportunity

Ford & Stanley Recruitment are working with a leader in the manufacture of components and spares for the Railway and Rolling Stock on their search for a Lean Practitioner. Working within the manufacturing team, and sharing best practice with the Continuous Improvement Team, the successful candidate will be expected to delve into the existing data to suggest improvements to the existing processes and putting forward Return on Investment business cases.


Location (s):

Southport. Travel required to Crewe and Coventry.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead improvement activities across agreed projects using the Six Step Methodology
  • Support the implementation of digital innovation through process improvement activity
  • Complete monthly Continuous Improvement performance reports




  • Previous experience in a Continuous Improvement/Lean Practitioner role
  • Experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • Proven record of achievements within Continuous Improvement/Lean




  • SAP Experience
  • Six Sigma certification


Closing Date:  9 June


About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.


Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.