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Continuous Improvement (Lean) Process Lead

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ITM: The ITM system (Integrated Transformer Management) is our Lean management system for the global Transformer business unit. ITM defines the tools, processes, and best practices for running the organization to achieve breakthrough results. Hitachi Energy is looking for a Lean Management Leader for its Varennes site. In line with the North American center's vision and growth strategy, this position is responsible for driving sustainable and transformational change in the factory’s extended value chain, using ITM / Lean Management tools and methods to deliver improvements in key performance indicators (KPIs), including health and safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and cost.


  • Reporting to the Factory Continuous Improvement Manager, you will be responsible for promoting continuous improvement using the core principles of our ITM "Lean" management system.

  • Work in partnership with cross-functional/multi-disciplinary teams to enhance our continuous improvement culture focused on eliminating waste throughout the extended value chain. You will focus on implementing our "learn and do" approach using ITM tools including 5S, visual management, Kaizen, daily management, standard work, value stream mapping, total productive maintenance (TPM), leader standard work, etc.

  • Foster factory-wide activities to implement and evolve the ITM system.  Participate in the maturity assessment process to advance the organization through the ITM deployment phases.

  • Lead and facilitate Kaizen events for the organization and partner with the broader cross-functional organization on the overall use of ITM tools to optimize key performance indicators for safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and cost. This includes leading and facilitating ITM process excellence Kaizen events across the value chain.

  • Learn the ITM system to support the training and coaching of others to build capacity in tools and methods. Build a coaching culture across the organization with a focus on employee engagement and accountability.

  • Own and lead cost-elimination projects focused on process and system improvement, and coach others in the development and execution of cost-elimination projects.


  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively; self-motivated and disciplined to meet deadlines in the context of competing priorities and projects; lead and work effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task and meet deadlines and customer demands with a sense of urgency.

  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively at all levels of the organization.

  • Critical thinking, self-awareness, openness, and receptiveness to feedback.

  • Strong facilitation and communication skills, and a spirit of continuous improvement.

  • Effective trainer and coach of all levels of employees and management teams.

  • Proven agent of change, team player and adaptor.

  • Ability to develop strategy, translate it into action plans and create lasting change through influence.

  • You have a proven penchant for action and results.

  • Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, manufacturing, business (or related field) with over 5 years of experience in manufacturing, operations, engineering, materials management, quality and/or process improvement.

  • The candidate must already have work authorization to work for Hitachi Energy in Canada.

  • Lean or Six Sigma training certification preferred.

  • Experience in delivering breakthrough results that impact financial results.

  • Experience challenging conventional thinking, approach and methodology and driving improvements, and the ability to lead teams by exerting influence without authority.

  • Experience of working with one of the following systems: Transformer Integrated Management System, Toyota Production System, Danaher Enterprise System, Honeywell Operating System, or similar.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

Información básica
Ubicación Varennes, Quebec, Canada
Tipo de empleo Full time
Experiencia Experienced
Función laboral Engineering & Science
Contrato Regular
Fecha de publicación 2023-07-06
Número de referencia R0025486
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Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.