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DAMEN PARKER

CHIEF COACH, LSSMBB

GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

Damen is an Operational Excellence Professional with nearly 30 years of coaching experience in oil & gas, automotive, aerospace and FMCG environments.  A specialist in process improvement and lean transformation, has successfully developed the road map, implementing management & lean deployment across multi-site international businesses.

 

Damen works at the sharp end of business to help organizations transform and grow in an ever-evolving world.  He combines his obsession and drive for perfection and balances it out with his ability to see the bigger picture coupled with his business acumen.  He has coached and lived in the US, Europe and The Middle East.  He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has been recognized as a first class professional Lean Coach. 
 

MULTI-INDUSTRY DEPLOYMENT
Fortune 500 companies, regional and global industry leaders in automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, fast moving consumer goods, and industrial productivity. 
 

DIRECTOR, CONSULTANT & MASTER TRAINER

Well versed at working with all levels of leadership, leading multinational and multifunctional teams, he holds many Lean certifications from renowned institutes, practically applying this knowledge in global brands like Ford, Petroleum Development Oman, BMW, Rockwell Collins, Atlas Copco, AG Barr, Jaguar Land Rover, Unipart, Rexam, & Toyota.

 

CULTURAL TRANSFORMER

Since 1997 he has been engaged in leading transformations in greenfield and established sites with skills in change management and leadership coaching.  With extensive experience in manufacturing, sales and marketing, customer journey mapping, project management, construction, engineering, supply chain and procurement.
 

PASSIONATE ABOUT TALENT & BUILDING CAPABILITY

Created tailor-made customer focused training that led to breakthroughs in problem solving capability and organic growth.  Developed Leaders as coaches ultimately leading to adaptive teams that thrive and grow and continuously move forward.
 

Away from business improvement activities he is a keen keep fit enthusiast, a qualified personal fitness trainer and also owns a reputed fitness club. He currently resides in Muscat, Oman.

HIGHLIGHTS

Developed and delivered the Lean Manager program, successfully upskilling hundreds of leadership employees and training PDO coaches as trainers to continue the initiative internally. Trained and accredited 6 staff to become Senior Lean Coaches.

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Led and delivered 7 six sigma DMAIC-R project delivering more than $10M in savings and a measurable improvement in customer satisfaction. Co-developed and piloted the MDCOV business design for six sigma process. The pilot delivered a cost avoidance of $30M. Trained and coached six sigma green belt waves.

Delivered three rounds of Training Within Industry: Job Instruction.

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BMW

Worked alongside the Corporate operational excellence team to rejuvenate the global Lean program whilst delivering circa 80 continuous improvement projects across multiple sites.

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Conducted in-depth analysis of clients site including VSM identifying 30% cost savings while accommodating 15% YoY growth. To give the client ownership going forward I delivered the full suite of Lean tools to empower the employees as problem solvers.

Responsible for project management of moving the client’s facility from Aneby, Sweden to Sosnowiec, Poland. Specifically focusing on new factory build, asset transition, lean manufacturing, and maintenance.

Conducted real time gap analysis to recognize and act on the six losses and develop Technical Operators’ problem-solving skills.  Lean centers of excellence were developed in stores and the supply chain reducing inventory and raw materials lead time.

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