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The Estee Lauder Companies Work Area Manager - Continuous Improvement & Quality in Fareham, United Kingdom

Work Area Manager - Continuous Improvement & Quality

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


The Continuous Improvement (CI) Lead will provide leadership to cross-functional project teams, initiating, facilitating and executing improvement initiatives which ensure that processes are capable of meeting productivity, quality and cost expectations demanded by the UK Fulfilment Centre and its customers. These improvement programs include the development and implementation of new processes, systems & procedures. The role requires the CI lead to constantly seek, share and implement best practices and apply Lean Six Sigma tools to deliver breakthrough levels of improvement in process capability, agility, improved throughput capacity and business processes.

Responsible for training and coaching DC Team members in the use of the Lean Six Sigma tools & techniques, enabling them to take ownership and responsibility for the performance of their work area

This role requires that the candidate work with key stakeholders to influence the behaviour and actions of the organization in line with the future vision and strategy.

Definition of Responsibilities

  • Ensures all HR and Health & Safety policies and procedures are communicated, understood and adopted

  • Lead, Plan and Implement the various stages of Improvement and Strategic projects within the DC that drive efficiencies and improve service levels whilst optimizing costs

  • Create and present Capex Business case and ROI on related projects

  • Support the evaluation of adhoc improvement opportunities through the lead / facilitation of a Kaizen event

  • Serve as Project Manager for multiple projects concurrently as required, leading and facilitating cross functional project teams

  • Develop, manage and control project related budgets

  • Facilitate, train and coach team members in the use of Lean Six Sigma Tools, constantly seeking, sharing and implementing best practice.

  • Hold presentations, facilitate meetings and training, and create reports that support and drive a continuous improvement culture within the DC

  • Develop reporting mechanism to monitor, control and evaluate impact of improvement projects.


  • Proven experience in business process analysis and quality management in a fast-paced multi-channel DC environment

  • Proven leadership skills, with a proactive attitude

  • Ability to quickly analyse and assimilate data and make recommendations based on this

  • Ability to influence peers and management on your perspective or decision making

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the credibility to effectively build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders both internally and externally

  • Ability to align and engage the team to achieve the Company’s vision, strategy and goals.

  • Courage to initiate and lead change to drive success

  • Ability to manage and control a varied and at times a heavy personal workload with minimum supervision

  • Creativity and innovation.

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

Job: Distribution/ Warehouse/ Logistics - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-GB-ENG-Fareham

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 209090

Estee Lauder Companies is an equal opportunities employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.