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Continuous Improvement Lead

We have an excellent opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Lead to join our team in Widnes or Stafford. You will be responsible for developing and delivering a culture of continuous improvement in the Customer Management Centre through the application of continuous improvement principles, effective leadership and management of projects and process owners

Continuous Improvement Lead – the role

You will…

… Motivate, develop and lead a team of CI Analysts and CI co-ordinators, coaching / mentoring your team and setting relevant and stretching objectives to increase their capabilities

… Project manage a portfolio of Lean Six Sigma projects through to successful completion on time and within budget, as well as designing and delivering Lean Six Sigma training and projects that underpin the strategic direction and build capability at all levels of the business

… Translate Executive Team requirements through scoping, shaping and resourcing CI programmes

… Build a business case for each initiative ensuring that any benefits and expenditure are in line with strategic objectives and budgets.

... Deliver tangible improvements in CSAT/NPS, customer effort, efficiency/productivity, cost reduction, employee engagement and colleague capability

Continuous Improvement Lead – the person

You will have…

… Black Belt/Lean Expert, minimum experience 5+ years (preferred)

… Excellent Stakeholder management skills across all levels of the organisation i.e. Director to front line agents

… Degree level education

… Experience of operating in a project / change/ matrix environment as well as being an experienced facilitator

… Demonstrable experience of successful improvement project delivery from initial shaping through to embedding improvements

… Experience of leading cross-functional teams and developing functional improvement teams

… Commercial experience and ability to write compelling business cases

… A thorough understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods (Visio & Minitab preferred)

… A knowledge of IT applications to include enhancement of process performance, customer service / journey and workforce planning systems, plus the ability to create, develop and apply simulation models

In addition to a competitive salary and an exciting working environment, other benefits include a holiday allowance which starts at 22 days per year (increasing with service), share save scheme, discretionary annual bonus, staff discount in the Argos/Habitat/Sainsbury’s stores and company pension scheme.

Argos is currently leading the way as a multi-channel digital retailer. With over 800 stores, one of the most visited websites in the UK and our Fast Track proposition, Argos currently is at the forefront of the retail world with a market leading proposition. Now Argos is part of Sainsbury’s there has never been a more exciting time to join the business. With so much opportunity now is the time to apply and start your new journey with us.

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