Continuous Improvement Engineer

  • Elland HX5 9JP, UK
  • £40,000 - £50,000 per annum + Benefits GBP / Year

Aqumen Business Solutions

Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

AQUMEN Recruitment is partnering with a rapidly growing business that is a market leader in its field. They are seeking an experienced Continuous Improvement Engineer to join their team, which supplies products to a global customer base. The engineer will be responsible for implementing LEAN and Six Sigma methodology to improve operational performance and drive measurable improvements. Key responsibilities include analyzing current practices, planning and executing kaizen events, and collaborating with key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in delivering LEAN Six Sigma and experience in project management and implementing change. The company offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Job Description:

AQUMEN Recruitment is delighted to be working with a rapidly growing business who is genuinely a market leader within it’s field. A business where they put their values at the heart of the business.

As part of their growth our client is looking to recruit an experienced Continuous Improvement Engineer to join their innovative and dynamic team which supplies products to it’s global customer base of household names and blue-chip companies

As a Continuous Improvement Engineer your aim is to utilise and improve world class manufacturing practices optimising overall operational performance, embedding LEAN and Six Sigma methodology to deliver measurable improvements within all areas of the operations.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse current practices and identify improvement projects within Operations in line with overall business strategy and OKRs.
  • Plan, facilitate and execute kaizen events.
  • Scope out improvement plans with clear objectives and KPIs to measure success.
  • Work collaboratively with Manufacturing, Warehousing, HSQE, Production and Process Engineering and other key stakeholders to drive improvement and change projects.
  • Work closely with colleagues in EMEA and North America to align best practice across the Global Supply Chain.
  • Support with the design and delivery of internal CI communications and training, providing mentorship and guidance to managers and supervisors.
  • Create and update statistical reports and analysis.
  • There will be some European travel required.

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Strong previous experience of delivering LEAN Six Sigma and best manufacturing principles.
  • Proven track record of achievement in continuous improvement within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in project management and implementing change, while focusing on customer led outcomes that drive business results.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of ERP and WMS systems.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering change in a complex operating environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work effectively on own initiative.


If you would like to work for a company where innovation and ‘can-do’ attitude is encouraged. A place where talent can thrive and develop as the business grows, then this could be the opportunity for you.

With a competitive salary and a benefits package includes up to 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays, pension, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme. In addition the company has a great track record of developing talent. Offering training, professional study support and career opportunities.

If you are an experienced Continuous Improvement Engineer then apply today to find out more about this fantastic opportunity.

Aqumen Business Solutions is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Location: Elland, West Yorkshire

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