Hartley People

Lean Specialist – Production

  • Full Time
  • Wexford

Hartley People Wexford are working with our trusted and well established Food Production Company to find a Lean specialist to join their expanding business. They are a leading player in the food manufacturing industry, dedicated to delivering high-quality products to our customers while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and efficiency. We are seeking a Lean Production Specialist to join their dynamic team and help drive continuous improvement in our manufacturing processes.

Job Description:

As a Lean Production Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in optimising our production processes, reducing waste, and enhancing overall efficiency. We are looking for a candidate with a proven track record in Lean methodologies, ideally with experience in the food manufacturing sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and facilitate Lean production initiatives, driving a culture of continuous improvement throughout the organization.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and prioritize process improvement opportunities.
  • Develop and implement Lean tools and techniques, such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen events, and Kanban systems.
  • Analyze production data to identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement.
  • Train and mentor production teams in Lean principles and methodologies.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of Lean initiatives, ensuring that objectives are met.
  • Implement visual management systems to enhance transparency and accountability.
  • Identify and recommend process automation opportunities to improve production efficiency.
  • Conduct root cause analysis for production issues and implement corrective actions.
  • Stay updated on industry best practices and emerging Lean trends.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Engineering, Operations Management, etc.) or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven track record in Lean methodologies, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Lean production.
  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment is highly desirable but not essential
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Results-oriented mindset with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification is a plus.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on our production processes.
  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment.
  • Ongoing professional development and training.
  • A chance to work with a passionate team dedicated to delivering quality products.

​If you are a results-driven Lean Production Specialist with a passion for process improvement we want to hear from you. Join us in our mission to enhance efficiency and quality in our production processes.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and qualifications to [email address]. Please include “Lean Production Specialist Application” in the subject line of your email.

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