Angus Steven

Senior Consultant


Phone: +44 (0)151 210 5507

Mobile: +44 (0)7795 824 767

I am a Senior Consultant at Henkan, with over 30 years of industry experience within operations holding regional and national positions, within international blue chip organisations.

My career has provided me with a rich tapestry of experience, from large scale facility creation and project management, to leading TPM implementation within Manufacturing, Customer Services and Logistics resulting in millions of pounds of savings. This has provided me with a strong operational background coupled with sound business knowledge, and an understanding of pressing commercial aspects within businesses.

My approach to implementing change and improving processes is through good leadership, coaching and organisation using the skills I have developed over my career.  My in depth knowledge of the drinks industry has given me the opportunity to increase productivity, design and deliver new strategies, and engage others to achieve the required business goals.

I am passionate about transferring my knowledge to my clients, and ensuring my customers receive training that exceeds their expectations, and provides tangible benefits.

I am an avid sports fan – particularly football and rugby. I enjoy visiting different countries and coupled with a passion for the brewing and distilling industry, this has allowed me to meet many interesting people and build an extensive social network. I love gardening, good food and spending time with my family.

“Jean has been in charge of Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement for 4 years in France and 2 years in the same time for Iberia (Spain and Portugal), for Philips global then Philips Lighting. During this period, he has achieved great training results, by certifying almost 500 people on Lean Basics, 10 managers on Lean Advanced (Green Belt level).

In addition, he has led 3 successful international training sessions of Daily Management in France, Iberia and Italy (70 persons including Iberia MT’s and France’s and Italy’s Supply Chain managers). His training and coaching skills have been unanimously recognised, reaching a great satisfaction level from trainees ( No Net Promoter Score (NPS) lower than 50%, with 4 sessions over 80%.).

Jean has also successfully led many lean transformations, including a Customer Kaizen Event for Rexel France, that involved the entire management teams of both Philips Lighting and Rexel France. Within 6 months, thanks to an improved Rexel/Philips collaborative planning, he managed to increase forecast accuracy from 60% to 76%, to reduce level of stock obsolescence from 55 days to 32 days,  to drop obsolescence stock from 67K€ to < 30k€, to secure an additional revenue of 5M€ in 2016.

Jean is a passionate, challenging and delivery focused  lean leader and trainer. I believe he would be a great asset to any team or organisation implementing the lean philosophy and therefore  I highly recommend him in his new role as leader of Henkan France.”

Stefanie Sperber - Lean Master Black Belt

Transformation team, Market Group Europ Signify (Philips Lighting)


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