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HUB Continuous Improvement Specialist (m/f/d)

Location: Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Job ID: HQ55068018
Date Posted: Jun 20, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Quality Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Energy, for our Transformers Business Unit, is seeking a HUB ITM / Continuous Improvement Specialist based in our factory in Zaragoza. This role is responsible for leading and driving sustainable and transformational change across multiple HUB Europe and Product Lines e functional teams and factories, focused on process improvements, ITM (Integrated Transformer Management) system maturity and demonstrated improvement in Key Performance Indicators (KPI's). Successful candidate will be a business partner to Hub Leadership team members and Factory Managers.


  • Partners with the cross-functional leadership team in developing and operationalizing the Strategy Deployment process.
  • Facilitates development of breakthrough objectives, action plans, KPI's and leads in development of Kaizen plan to support the overall needs of the organization.
  • Lead in operationalizing Strategy Deployment, ensuring effective Leader Standard Work and a connected Lean daily management system.
  • Change agent and champion of a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination across the organization using ITM Lean methods, processes and tools, such as 5S, Daily Management, LSW, VSM, TPM, Kaizen, etc.
  • Lead all activities in the organization to implement the ITM system and drive improved maturity scores to advance the organization through the ITM phases of deployment.
  • Closely monitors ITM Maturity Development results and facilitates implementation of actions to lead the organization through the maturity phases; drive to the ideal state in which ITM is how we operate as an organization.
  • Drive optimization of KPI's throughout the Factories and Functional organizations that you support.
  • Lead and facilitate process improvement for the organization and partner with extended cross-functional teams, at all levels of the organization, on overall use of ITM tools to drive productivity.
  • Develop Financial acumen to ensure priority actions are focused on driving the right improvements in the business, impacting the bottom line.
  • Create, manage and facilitate the development of Cost-out and productivity projects across the business to achieve targets.
  • Facilitate and train team members in utilization of RELEX reporting of Improvement projects.
  • Ensure effective sustainment of results and support problem solving (Root Cause Countermeasure) as needed to close gaps to targets.
  • Build continuous improvement capability through training and implementation of ITM tools and methods.
  • Be the expert on the ITM system, with focus on training and coaching others to build capabilities on the tools and methods.
  • Build a Coaching culture across the organization with focus on Employee Engagement and Accountability.
  • Combine technical knowledge with people and organizational skills to deliver organizational maturity and KPI improvements.
  • Living Hitachi Energy's core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business and minimum 5 years of experience in areas of Lean operating/management systems, continuous improvement, manufacturing, engineering, and/or process improvement.
  • Experience in the implementation of one of the following: Toyota Production System, Danaher Business System, Honeywell Operating System or similar. Track record of delivering breakthrough results impacting the bottom line.
  • A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach, with strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to foster teamwork. Developing strategy and translating into actionable plans & driving sustainable change through influence. Experience in challenging conventional thinking, approach and methodology and driving improvements, and the ability to lead teams through influence without authority.
  • Proven capacity to coordinate and lead remote teams, working in different geographic locations.
  • Certifications in Lean/ Six Sigma (e.g., Lean Master, Lean Expert, Black Belt, etc.) Experience leading training sessions is a plus.
  • Availability to travel 50%.
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