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4 months ago
Aeropeople Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Cambridge
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Karl Lattion
Sector: Aviation, Automotive, Aircraft
Category: Composites Jobs

Continuous Improvements Manager

New exciting permanent position for a Continuous Improvements Manager based in Cambridge!

As a Continuous Improvements Manager, you will provide leadership and co-ordination of CI activities across Operations. The aim of the role is to facilitate structured continuous improvement projects and bring in innovative thinking that will enhance and improve business performance. This will include the identification of step change projects which will be achieved through training, facilitating, and coaching of seconded team members and the wider operations team. The projects will be developed up to the point of implementation and executed by a designated Ops project team.

The role exists to build a sustainable continuous improvement culture using proven methodologies associated with but not limited to Lean Thinking, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints.


  • Specialist knowledge in Lean Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring to ILM Level 5
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent.

Qualification Level

  • Operations Management or equivalent experience
  • Lean expertise

Required Experience:

  • Facilitation level experience in a structured Continuous Improvement methodology such as Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints
  • Project Management Experience
  • In depth knowledge of Aerospace industry and associated standards (in particular EASA part 145 and part M)
  • In depth knowledge of Quality Management Systems including ISO9001 / AS9100
  • Significant demonstrable business improvement and change management experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant leadership and management experience preferably in an aircraft MRO organisation.
  • Full working knowledge of safety management systems (e.g. OHSAS 18001) and ideally holds a recognised safety management qualification e.g. IOSH.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective communication with employees, customers and all levels of management and other departments.
  • Presentation skills necessary to effectively communicate, update, persuade, and/or facilitate discussions with customers and all levels of management.

On offer is:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Access to a healthcare plan
  • An excellent flexible benefit scheme
  • Access to a discount scheme which offers substantial savings with a range of retailers, hotel chains, holiday companies etc.

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

About Aeropeople:

Aeropeople are a leading dedicated Aerospace and Auto sport technical services provider specialising in the recruitment of permanent and temporary staff. With our heritage firmly embedded in the Aerospace industry, we ensure the highest levels of expertise and commitment not only our customers but in placing our permanent & temporary staff.

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