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Posted On: Jan 2017

KWS Lead

Supply Chain | Cairo

KWS Lead

Build on site the right capability, foundations and methodologies for the implementation of all continuous improvement and lean tools from the KWS program, in a phased approach using master- and action plans with the aim of working (support departments) and producing (operations) efficiently and eliminating all non-added value tasks and losses.


  1. Environment, Health and Safety are core values and an integral part of the role (TRIR, injuries, legal compliance, environmental results,…)
  2. Total Employee Involvement & Total Employee Ownership - Site Skill Matrix Progression - Health checks on Phase Progression -  Master Plan Completion (%)
  3. Centers of Excellence are healthy (staffed) and properly integrated (meetings)
  4. Ensure Systems are in place to drive reapplication and one common standard
  5. Driver of simplification, documentation and KWS communication
  6. Process confirmations and health checks, to make issues and problems visible for leaders.  Involved in development of critical systems
  7. Drive the "Forecast, Plan, Control and Review" cycle for the KWS master plan and the Site MP, ensuring the site is on track.
  8. Establish engagement via ownership in several Center of Excellences, which are led by Center of Excellence leaders and are coordinated overall by the KWS Lead

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of all KWS tools (standard work, unified problem solving, 5S, OEE Organization Performance models,…) and processes (Learning Management, center lining,… )
  • Expertise in several manufacturing areas (Production, Preventive Maintenance, Food Safety & Quality, Environmental Health & Safety,…)
  • Understanding of training, coaching and mentoring processes, action points as well as soft skills as part of the KWS implementation.
  • Problem solving skills (PDCA, DAMIC...)
  • Working in a well-organized and structured way