Improvement Specialist

  • Company:
    CBH Group
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
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The CBH Group is Australia’s largest co-operative and a leader in the Australian grain industry, with operations which extend along the value chain and include grain storage, handling, transport, marketing and processing. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing a safe and rewarding working environment for our people, with a strong culture of developing and enhancing our employees’ capabilities. We invite you to become part of a dynamic, diverse organisation with a bright future.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced, hands-on Improvement Specialist to join our Improvement team on a full-time permanent basis. 

Our Improvement Specialist will be driven and passionate to doing better and making an impact in a dynamic environment.

This role will work collaboratively with key stakeholders across metro and regional locations, while applying data analysis and problem-solving skills to identify opportunities for improvements across our supply chain and lead initiatives to convert ideas into tangible results. In addition to building and improving management systems that will to ensure that the improvements are sustainable long-term.

Key responsibilities include

  • Coach individual department leaders in the application of business improvement methods and Lean Principles to solve business problems.
  • Engage with appropriate stakeholders to understand requirements and constraints and build understanding and commitment to optimised operating protocols.
  • Ensure operating systems enable optimal site turnaround time during harvest periods.
  • Identify process improvement across the supply chain and drive business performance through development, coordination and implementation of management systems that drive business performance.
  • Demonstrate a clear problem-solving methodology through the application of structured root cause analysis systems, analysing data or processes, performing gap analysis and making well-judged decisions to implement sustainable solutions through Continuous Improvement.
  • Skills and experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with a lean manufacturing or supply chain optimisation or industrial process management with key responsibilities related to process improvement and efficiency.
  • Up to 8 years relevant experience with a high level of technical knowledge.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others, sometimes against pre-held views.
  • Critical thinker who can assess and solve complex problems.
  • Sound knowledge of operating and exposure to management operating systems.
  • Able to effectively plan and manage multiple priorities and activities in line with time and budget commitments.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to create buy-in and engagement from diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Competent in financial and operating analysis and interpreting common financial and operations reports. 
  • The benefits of working for CBH

    CBH supports diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds to be a part of a friendly and inclusive work environment. CBH offer a range of employee focused benefits aimed at ensuring a healthy work life balance, including:

  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • A culture that values diversity and innovation, evolving with market changes
  • Competitive remuneration, benefits and discounts
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    Apply now if you are confident you have the skills, knowledge and experience to join the team. Applications close Monday, 28 September. For further information please contact People and Culture on (08) 9237 9589.