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Hub Continuous Improvement Manager

Location: Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Job ID: R0028383
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Quality Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Your responsibilities

  • Accountable for ITM* deployment to all factories in the Hub,
  • Leads systematic implementation of lean tools (Toyota Production System) and six sigma methodologies to drive improvement in core metrics in the business (Operations and other functions as needed)
  • Ensure sustainability of lean deployment.
  • Represent and contribute to the development of ITM in the Business Unit. Support in preparing/upgrading ITM training materials.
  • Facilitate, teach, coach kaizen teams bring about changes and improvements.
  • Regular reporting to the Hub & BU on continuous improvement activities
  • Analyses core metrics (eg, SQDIC KPIs) to overcome pain points and seek continuous improvement potential. Work across value stream and functions to deliver these improvements locally ad functionally.
  • Regular reviews with Hub team, Hub operation managers and factories to continuously assess and chart the direction of improvement (via Strategy deployment)
  • Train up pool of competent kaizen leaders and subject matter experts in the factories and functions.

Your background

  • University degree: Bachelor in Engr (minimum). Good to have MSc/MBA equivalent,
  • Background in transformers, automotive, industrial equipment and precision parts manufacturing
  • Proven record in facilitating, leading kaizens and major improvement projects.
  • Competent in lean tools (Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, Std Work, Strategy deployment, Material Processes, 5S/Waste Observation, Daily Mgt, SMED, etc),
  • Certified lean practitioner (MBB in L6S, Train-The-Trainer certification etc),
  • Experienced in managing regional teams across different cultures.
  • Fluent written and spoken English matched with excellent communication skills.
  • Disciplined, systematic and with passion for Lean strategies and deployment. High personal integrity,
  • Strong “results oriented, people centered, do what it takes, never give up” mindset.


(*) ITM (Integrated Transformers Manufacturing): a lean system inclined heavily towards “Toyota Production System” and some aspects of “Motorola’s 6 Sigma”

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