Lean Retail - Continuous Improvement Specialist



The opportunity


CMV Truck and Bus is seeking a Lean for Retail Specialist to work at their modern Derrimut dealership. This is a rare opportunity for a highly motivated individual to secure a challenging and rewarding career position.

About the role

The Lean Retail specialist is a change agent responsible to create a culture of sustainable continuous improvement within the Dealership. In this role you will promote, support, train, and coach the organisation to apply and implement lean tools and methods. You will also participate in and contribute to lean improvements activities, looking at safety, environment, quality, delivery, productivity, cost, and efficiency delivering benefits to support customer satisfaction.


The person we seek will offer:

  • Lean Retail continuous improvement knowledge and experience

  • Planning and prioritising activities

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Team working skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Understanding of cost and financial impacts

  • Ability to work on own initiative

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Implement lean for retail within the dealership organisation

  • Maintain a sustainable continuous improvement culture within the dealership

  • Conduct lean for retail training as required

  • Coach staff as well as senior management on lean principles and practices

  • Analyse current work practices identify areas for improvement and coach staff on how to improve business processes.

  • Devise and test solutions and roll out new ways of working

  • Conduct risk assessments on processes and tasks within each department

  • Process mapping, value stream mapping, identifying inefficiencies in productivity with a particular focus on layouts

  • Coach and suggest changes that can cut waste from operating procedures

  • Implement daily improvement meetings with an escalation process so that problems can be effectively addressed, and communication can flow throughout the organisation

  • Deploy appropriate methodologies to problem solving and support teams to solve problems.

  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems

  • Carry out time and motion studies to support productivity improvements

  • Implement standard work, visualisation, and error proofing

  • Implement 5S across the organisation focusing on Safety, Quality, and efficiency

  • Support the business in establishing “best practice”

About the Company

CMV Truck & Bus are the Victorian dealer for Volvo Group Australia (Mack, Volvo and UD Trucks) and have over 500 employees. We sell trucks and buses and provide service and parts for our complete range as the authorised dealer network.

CMV Truck and Bus is a subsidiary of the CMV family owned group of companies and are proud to be a privately owned Australian based company, with over 86 years of operation and experience.


We have 1600 staff nationally and continue to grow, promoting from within and working with some of the best in the business.


Our success is highly driven by our core values; Safety First, Can Do, Ask The Question, Do the Right Thing and Mutual Respect. We apply these in equal measures to our employees, customers and the community.


What’s on offer?

  • The opportunity to be part of something exciting!

  • Challenging role with variety and job satisfaction

  • Attractive salary package negotiable

  • Family owned business with market leading automotive brands

  • Modern business premises with excellent staff amenities including free on-site barista coffee, on-site gym and parking with subsidised cafe

How to apply?

Please apply by clicking on the big big red "Apply for this job" button, complete the online form - select job reference number 22056 - and attach your CV.


If you require clarification before applying, please call Laurie Williams for a confidential chat on 0412 523 168.


Please note

We can only consider applicants with the necessary citizenship or residency status that allows them to legally live and work in Australia. The employer is not offering sponsorship and we cannot give immigration assistance or advice.

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