Continuous Improvement Manager

Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.  

Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and this role will give successful recruits the opportunity to be a part of that growth. This role will be based in our state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, working within our tight-knit but ever-expanding team. 

Job Overview  

The Norton Motorcycle Co. Ltd is looking for an experienced Continuous Improvement manager to develop and deliver our Continuous Improvement strategy, and manage our waste reduction activities.

The role will be pivotal in developing a culture of continuous improvement within the business, creating an environment in which everyone is empowered and equipped to drive change.

Role, duties and responsibilities

  • Developing a sustainable Continuous Improvement strategy for Norton

  • Managing a Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) to deliver strategic and tactical objectives

  • Coaching and mentoring teams and individuals at all levels of the business, to ensure a culture that embraces PDCA methodology, and that CI is our standard way of working

  • Developing and managing a team of engineers who are responsible for CI projects and concern resolution

  • Lead formal training in Continuous Improvement / Lean tools & techniques

  • Liaising with external providers & consultants to develop strategic solutions

  • Promoting the use of robust problem solving methodologies across the organisation

  • Interpreting data from KPIs to target improvement activities, eliminating waste and non-value added activities

  • Support teams through managing change

  • Keep up to date with cross-industry best practice, arranging benchmarking visits where appropriate

Who we're looking for

  • Experience in the development and deployment of a culture that embraces Continuous Improvement

  • Can effectively coach Teams, Managers and Leaders in Lean tools & Change Management

  • Extensive use of formal problem solving tools, and ability to train in their use

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to influence at all organisational levels

  • A methodical, investigative and inquisitive mind and attention to detail

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Planning and negotiating skills

  • A deep understanding of the way organisational processes work.

  • A self-motivated work ethic for identifying and leading development/improvement opportunities

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;

  • 25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Working 

  • Casual Dress 

  • Parking on site


Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK


Job Type: Full time - Permanent

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience

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