Global Operational Excellence Manager

Tilburg Permanent
  • New position
  • International scope

About Our Client

Chemicals manufacturer

Job Description

  • Introduce Operational Excellence as a concept in the culture, Lean and Process Control processes
  • Define and implement Operational Excellence standards in Operations spanning from incoming materials, intermediates to finished goods
  • Maintain an effective governance process on the implementation and periodical processes to assure the Continuous Improvement (CI) targets in procurement, manufacturing, and logistics
  • Create the company's standard in Operational Excellence through creating the right improvement culture, training relevant people on site and have standards defined and get them implemented. Have a government cycle in place to sustain the CI processes.
  • Having an active program of CI initiatives on the sites
  • Create an active Operational Excellence community with at least one representative per site which is foreseen to be a combination of technology/CI Manager
  • Achieve a trained work force on the sites to kick off and manage Operational Excellence in Lean processes
  • Implement selected processes to kick off the Operational Excellence cycle:
    • Standardise where relevant the normal work processes
    • Implement and maintain a multi-tier CI cycle starting with a daily Tier 1 cycle on each site
    • Define and roll out a standard for reducing variance in manufacturing processes
    • Introduce a process to manage waste reduction in manufacturing.
  • Manage the overall CI project portfolio and to provide expert advice and problem-solving support if and where needed
  • Contribute to communications and community building events and to promote best practices sharing
  • Exchange experiences and best practices solutions with Operational Excellence managers of the countries/sites

The Successful Applicant

  • MSc in Chemistry/Engineering/Supply Chain/Operational discipline
  • >10 years of relevant experience in the chemical batch/process industry
  • Relevant experience and qualification in Operational Excellence such as Six Sigma/LSS/Lean
  • Strong influencer and Inspiring leader
  • Experience with project management
  • Ability to articulate, conceptualise and influence policy and decision making.
  • Mindset to manage the complexities of change.
  • Willing to travel 30-50%
  • Fluent in English, Spanish would be a plus

What's on Offer

Excellent package

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