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Continuous Improvement Leader (Lean manufacturing specialist)

Information about the position

Place of work
Job description, responsibilities and duties
The purpose of this position is to ensure the “Lean Production principles” will be followed and developed in furniture production. The position enables plenty of opportunities to influence way of production in production plant.

The CI leader will
Lead and coordinate the work to further develop and implement new ways of working concepts in the factory
Provide lean production knowledge support to the factory
Co-ordinate training and other support activities connected to lean management

Measure and analyse all time manufacturing process flow and define critical process parameters in cooperation with responsible technologist
Conduct process FMEA meeting, define process schemes for all critical parameters, then introduce relevant process control instructions to production in cooperation with production department
Control and develop team´s process related competences and it´s all time development (Prepare training material, conduct regular training program, evaluate performance & awereness)
Develop process control capability in the direction of on-line Statistical Process Controlling methods, etc
Assist departments with technology transfer, new product implementation
Ensure shiftly, daily, other periodical cross-functional PDCA activity in order to develop all time „COPQ, OEE, Outsorting, Stoptime“ key performance indicators. Develop the daily RCPS activity and team´s capability
Develop setup change performance, SMED activity (evaluate, train and support line organization)
Develop Manufacturing line product specific capacity (Detect bottlenecks, evaluate cycle times and advice continuous improvement possibilities)
Start date
Other benefits
• Competitive salary and benefits
• Full support of a fast growing international corporation
• Stability and self-actualization in the biggest furniture company in the Europe
• Possibility for further professional growth
• Good working conditions
Contract type
Information about the selection process
Pracovný pomer na dobu určitú, zastupovanie počas materskej dovolenky

Expected date of completion of the selection process

28 February 2018 (ostávajú ešte 7 dni)

Requirements for the employee

Required education
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization


Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2) or Slovak - Advanced (C1)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - advanced
Driving licence
The position is suitable for a fresh graduate
Personality requirements and skills
• We require experience with implementing new production methods (e.g. 5S, SMED, Lean Production, VSM, etc.)

• Communication and presentation skills
• Good teaching skills
• Structured and systematic approach
• Organizational and planning skills
• Goal oriented


Brief description of the company
IKEA was originally formed as a result of the political and economic upheaval that changed the face of Eastern Europe forever and began with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

With these developments, IKEA could not be sure it would be able to continue getting its important share of furniture from the affected region. To safeguard itself against the loss of vital suppliers, IKEA formed Swedwood as a subsidiary on April 1, 1991 and then IKEA Industry as a subsidiary on December 1, 2013. The initial task of the new company was to participate, when necessary, in the privatisation of IKEA suppliers.

Today IKEA Industry has evolved into an IKEA supplier with advanced production facilities of its own, mainly in Eastern Europe. The road from 1991 to the present day is marked primarily by the building, acquisition and running of various plants in the region. An ongoing challenge for IKEA Industry is to reduce costs, increase efficiency and gather production know-how to benefit IKEA’s customers.
Main focus of the company's activities
Wood processing, manufacture of wood products, manufacture of furniture
Number of employees
1000 an more employees
Company address
IKEA Industry Slovakia, s.r.o., závod Trnava
Nitrianska 4
917 01 Trnava
Contact person: Iveta Púčiková
E-mail: send CV
ID: 1361010   Dátum zverejnenia: 7.2.2018