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Continuous Improvement Specialist

About Us

Pacific National is one of Australia's largest rail providers. We handle and haul millions of tonnes of agricultural and resource commodities, retail goods, manufacturing products, construction and other materials that keep the region's economy, businesses and households running.   We employ around 4000 people in over 100 sites across Australia. Join our team as we continue to strive to become market leaders in logistic services that connect businesses and their markets across Australia.

The Opportunity

  • Permanent North Sydney based opportunity
  • Join leading rail provider on significant transformation journey
  • Deliver mission critical outcomes

The Pacific National (PN) Continuous Improvement Program leverages contemporary Lean business improvement techniques inside Pacific National’s key processes to drive business outcomes. Using a structured methodology based on People, Data, Process and Results, our Continuous Improvement Specialists are dedicated full-time to deliver benchmark outcomes for our mission critical initiatives.

Reporting to the Head of Continuous Improvement, this important leadership role will have responsibility to:

  • Actively be involved in building and promoting a continuous improvement culture with a strong focus on improvement sustainability
  • Guide and engage senior stakeholders to own improvement initiatives in their respective areas
  • Facilitate Accelerated Improvement Workshops
  • Understand key business drivers and break down large scope objectives to manageable initiatives with tangible outcomes
  • Actively be involved in driving tangible net results in EBITDA improvement
  • Provide superior advocacy for and guidance in the Continuous Improvement journey to Pacific National’s Management and Staff, clearly articulating the journey and personally demonstrating the values required to successfully deliver complex CI initiatives.
  • Focus efforts and drive business change by effectively applying an array of Continuous Improvement tools as applicable – Standard Work Implementation, Visual Management, TIMWOODS etc

Your experience

The successful candidate will possess the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Demonstrated Lean Transformation background
  • Practicing knowledge of Lean tools and Techniques- Standard Work Implementation, Visual Management Systems roll out, Value Stream Mapping etc
  • Understanding of Change Management methodology (ADKAR, Jon Kotter’s 8 Step process etc) and experience using change management techniques in whirlwind environment.
  • Senior level communication style that translates into effective stakeholder management skills at all levels, with high advocacy capabilities

Desirable Criteria:

  • Rail, Mining, Aerospace or transportation experience
  • Exceptional facilitation skills
  • Willingness to travel as per requirement and engage at all levels.


The Benefits

Our culture embraces diversity and flexible work options. Working for us will put you in a strategic position with your career, with opportunities for growth and development along with financial and non- financial benefits, such as paid parental leave, opportunity to purchase additional annual leave, discounts on health insurance, travel and more.

We're looking for people who share our values of Safety, People & Teamwork, Customer and Performance, and live these values through open and honest communications, personal accountability and respect.

We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage everyone to apply.

Closing Date

Applications close on 25 February 2019

Next Steps

Are you ready to be part of our future?

To apply, please click on the 'Apply' button below and follow the prompts.

To find out more about careers with us, our benefits and the opportunities we offer, visit our careers page         

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Closing Date

Monday 25 February 2019

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