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Continuous Improvement Leader

Country:

Belgium

Department:

Brussels Plant – Supply Chain EMEA

Job summary:

The Continuous Improvement leader will coordinate and strategically lead supply chain performance improvement across and within our plant. Responsible for continuous improvement production system design, effective problem-solving techniques, the design and management of performance improvement initiatives, training and coaching of personnel in all of the above, and advising the senior executives on the nature and progress of network wide improvement activities. Contact person for everything that touches upon continuous improvement.

Job description:

• Establish meaningful metrics, track CI performance and ensure alignment within their respective value stream. Use and teach effective problem solving skills and techniques to resolve gaps. Responsible for the knowledge transfer of Policy Deployment, Performance Management, Problem Solving, and other CI tools to constituents/customers. • Direct management of CI team assigned to the respective value stream. This includes setting direction, managing and measuring performance, and ongoing coaching and development of team members. • Diagnose the value stream to expose maximum potential value over the strategic plan. • Work with constituents/customers to design common work standards and systems, and other elements of superior manufacturing practices, to aid in improvement and best practice sharing throughout the value stream/across value streams. • Diagnose and evaluate performance (cost, quality, delivery, safety & morale) challenges stemming from demand management and forecasting, inventory management, capacity and production planning, and production process design and execution. • Develop and implement solutions based on Lean Production system design and transformation principles, tools and techniques including Six Sigma. • Stretch the organization by creating a learning environment/culture, problem solving, envisioning the future state condition, and leading towards fulfillment. Ensure CI culture preservation. • Validate past continuous improvement projects for sustainability, as well as, assist with validation of existing policies, procedures, and work instructions. • Train and coach personnel in these and other capabilities.

Your profile:

• Master’s degree or Bachelor Food Science or related • 10 years’ functional process improvement experience in a manufacturing plant environment, or similar and an experience in implementing change. • Experience leading change, and effectively managing teams to reach goals. • Six Sigma/Lean Black Belt • Proficient at using problem solving tools, performing root cause analysis, and implementing corrective actions. • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills; manage performance, coach and develop staff. • Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks with continually changing priorities. • Strong Microsoft Office Suite, and SAP preferred.

We offer:

We offer you the opportunity to develop your self in an international company