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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

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
We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA Industry, integrated part of Inter IKEA Group, is the world’s largest producer of wooden furniture and every year, IKEA Industry produces more than 100 million pieces of furniture for IKEA customers. IKEA Industry has 41 production units in 10 countries.

IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.

Company Description

IKEA Industry is the world’s largest producer of wooden furniture and is an integrated part of Inter IKEA Group. IKEA Industry has 41 production units in 10 countries with about 19 000 co-workers. Every year, IKEA Industry produces more than 100 million pieces of furniture for IKEA customers.

We are now looking to recruit a Purchase & Business Development Manager for IKEA Industry Trnava, Slovakia to become a part of the management team in the production unit.
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
ID: 1361010   Dátum zverejnenia: 7.2.2018