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Global LPPD Lead

Auburn Hills - Michigan - USA, Arden - North Carolina - USA, Cadillac - Michigan - USA, Dixon - Illinois - USA, Viana do Castelo I - Portugal

Aug 02, 2023

Full time



The global LPPD Lead plays a key role in the ETTS Product Development Process (PDP) by effectively facilitating workshops to drive program front loading, risk assessment, introduction of robust products and processes to improve Customer Value focused on AAA programs. Together with the other Global LPPD Leads this person architects the LPPD process within the ETTS PDP and defines effective lean methodologies and tools to be used in the workshops. This person leads, mentors, and develops local facilitators, and guides local teams in the LPPD method in their regional area. 




  • LPPD Process 

  • Architect of the LPPD process within the ETTS PDP 

  • Optimize the LPPD process by using benchmark results from outside organizations as well as lessons learned from internal feedback and aligned with the ETTS PDP development. 

  • Promote the LPPD process within ETTS. 

  • LPPD Workshops 

  • Facilitate Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD) workshops as defined in the process. 

  • Create a LPPD workshop agenda aligned with the program targets. 

  • Apply LPPD process to PDP programs – focused on program level AAA - to prevent quality and performance issues early on. 

  • Keep track and report on workshop achievements in regards of potential and realized savings and improvements 

  • Broadcast LPPD achievements throughout all of BW ETTS. 

  • Lean Approach

  • Support the introduction of Lean thinking within the ETTS Application Program Management organization. 

  • Support functional teams to optimize their processes by utilization of further lean methods (e.g.Ex. Obeya room, value stream mapping processes, rapid learning cycles, design checklists, lessons learned, trade off curves/ visual knowledge, eliminating knowledge gaps, etc.)

  • Deploy a training and development plan for local LPPD facilitators.

  • Local Facilitators

  • Regional coordination of local LPPD facilitators 

  • Coach and mentor local facilitators with their LPPD workshop planning and facilitating. 

  • Follow-up on local LPPD workshop results 

  • Secure a regular exchange between the local facilitators and drive best practice utilization. 




EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Minimum Qualifications) 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering 

  • 1+ years’ experience with leading Lean Product and Process Development activities 

  • 3+ years’ experience as a product and/or process engineer 

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and transparency. 

  • Experienced with organizing and leading workshops. 

  • Experienced in leading multicultural teams. 

  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills 

  • Deep understanding of lean methods and thinking. 

  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum Methodologies 

  • Familiarity with automotive standard tools like APQP, FMEA etc. 

  • Continuous improvement experience is desired.  



Customer Focus 

Learning on the Fly 

Motivating Others 

Process Management 

Functional/Technical Skills 

Decision Quality 

Dealing with Ambiguity 

Problem Solving 

Drive for Results 

Business Acumen 


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