Lean Project Manager
The BBC is currently recruiting for a Lean Project Manager to join the Policy & Strategy team based in London.
The BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. It is a public service broadcaster, established by a Royal Charter and funded by the licence fee that is paid by UK households. The BBC uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 8 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website, bbc.co.uk.
This role will be a key part of the BBC’s ‘Spark’ team responsible for inspiring and driving change across the corporation. The project is driven from the top levels of the BBC and employs co-operative methods with teams across television, radio, online, News and support services teams.
As the Lean Project Manager, you will take a leading role in the implementation of operational change management projects across all areas of the BBC, driving exciting transformation improvements that enable the organisation to deliver the best content to audiences, in the most efficient, meaningful and effective way.
You will provide leadership in Lean project management, employing the full Lean toolbox to promote Lean methodology across the business and will be responsible for executing and tracking continuous improvement savings and results.
You will provide support for line managers in Divisional areas to assess and redesign internal operations to enable the BBC to maximise value for money for the benefit of the licence fee payer.
You will also be responsible for conducting Lean training, facilitating continuous improvement teams using Lean project management tools and will provide input in to the Lean Hub to ensure the ongoing improvement of training materials and techniques.
Are you the right candidate?
You will demonstrate proven experience of Lean Project Management and Lean Systems implementation, as well as experience in operational change in medium to large organisations. You will also offer strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and mobilise others.
You will possess excellent project management and planning skills, applying Lean principles to establish efficient and appropriate actions, prioritising activities, considering objectives, time scales, resources.
Excellent communication and training skills are essential and you will display the requisite interpersonal and negotiating skills to resolve conflicting objectives to influence senior management to support strategic initiatives and achieve satisfactory outcomes.
You will demonstrate the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, cutting-edge, Lean systems environment, as well as a good understanding of organisational dynamics, business processes, policies, tools and methodologies relevant to operational change.
You will also be an excellent problem solver, offering the right balance of creativity and pragmatism, with the confidence and resilience to challenge assumptions and instigate positive change to achieve business goals.