Lean Transformation Manager

Our Operations department at our R&D/Production site in San Francisco Bay Area – Concord, California, is looking for an energetic, outgoing, and experienced Lean Transformation Manager. Building on your extensive knowledge in electronics manufacturing your main responsibility will be to maximize procurement contribution to Satcom operational results, e.g., by selecting best in class suppliers and partners to build a cost efficient, resilient supply chain and optimizing TCO.

As the Lean Transformation Manager, you will play a pivotal role in driving process improvement initiatives, training and development, and performance management. Your focus will be on fostering a culture of continuous improvement and problem-solving within the organization.

Other tasks – but not limited to, are: • Lead and drive the implementation of Lean principles throughout the organization. • Develop and execute Lean strategies to enhance operational efficiency and reduce waste. • Identify opportunities for process improvement and optimization. • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline processes and workflows • Design and deliver training programs on Lean methodologies. • Provide guidance and mentorship to teams to ensure successful Lean adoption. • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure Lean success. • Monitor and assess the performance of Lean initiatives, making adjustments as necessary. • Promote a culture of continuous improvement throughout the organization. • Facilitate regular review sessions to identify areas for enhancement. • Lead problem-solving initiatives, applying Lean tools and methodologies. • Collaborate with teams to address challenges and implement sustainable solutions.

As our Lean Transformation Manager, your qualifications should ideally be: • A bachelor’s or master’s degree within supply chain, engineering, or quantitative discipline combined with relevant lean experience. • +7 years of hands-on experience in Lean Management, including Process Improvement, and organizational transformation, preferably in an environment with both manufactured and sourced finished goods. • Demonstrated success in leading Lean initiatives with measurable positive impacts. • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt is a plus • Experience of working in an international, multi-cultural environment • In-depth understanding of modern manufacturing, material flow, and improvement strategies. • Solid grasp of financial systems and key drivers within a manufacturing environment.

Applicants selected for this role must be U.S. work authorized. This is a full-time/part-time position, and the role is based at the Cobham Satcom site in Concord, California.

Application Cobham Satcom is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham Satcom to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

If you have questions regarding the role, please contact Lead Recruiter, Shafiq Shahrani at We encourage candidates to apply at the first given chance as we will process applications and call in for interviews continuously.

Please be advised that successful candidates are to present their criminal record and go through the security clearance before commencing employment with Cobham Satcom.

Your future workplace We are a global telecommunication company developing technology that keeps people safe and connected on land and at sea when it matters the most. We are a growing, global tech company with a vision of being the leader in remote connectivity. Our solutions bring the internet on the move no matter where, and our solutions are trusted and used where communication is critical or terrestrial infrastructure is inadequate, such as refugee camps, disaster areas, or far out at sea.

It inspires our approx. 500 employees worldwide as we work to solve tasks with a strong sense of team spirit and are part of a diverse and multidisciplinary environment in our organization.

It will be an exciting and rewarding journey, so if you are up for a challenge, we hope to hear from you.

Application deadline1 May 2024
RecruiterShafiq Shahrani
DepartmentOperations & Supply Chain Management
LocationConcord, California
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Cobham SATCOM is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

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