Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager

Full-time, Industrial Chemicals

North Holland, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


Get the best out of yourself by driving continuous improvement  in our leading organization
Nouryon provides a wide range of high quality and sustainable ingredients that are integral to numerous key industrial processes worldwide. Thus we serve high profile customers in sectors including paints, detergents, foods, plastics, cosmetics, construction, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, electronics, agro and oilfield applications.
Nouryon’s Industrial Chemicals (IC) business unit produces world-class salt products, chlor-alkali products, chlorinated hydrocarbons (such as MCA), energy and DME. IC is mainly located in the Netherlands and Germany, however it has a global presence with plants and joint ventures also in Denmark, Sweden, Spain, China and Japan.
Key to the ongoing success of IC is continuous improvement by applying Lean Six Sigma (L6S). We enable our employees to imagine and implement innovative ways of working and serving our customers.  Within this context, your mission is to further develop this environment by acting as a L6S Black Belt Project Lead.
Is this an opportunity that matches your organizational and people skills? Are you open-minded, creative and curious, eager to develop your knowledge of L6S? Do you have the solid manufacturing or commercial background that enables you to identify areas for improvement and change? Above all, can you act as a trustworthy team leader and team player within our dynamic and international business environment? 

If so, we invite you to apply for the position of
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager
The role and its responsibilities
Your core responsibility will be to lead, inspire and work with teams of subject matter experts in order to drive improvements. In this hands-on role you will interact with, and influence, all levels of our organization – from the shop floor to the boardroom. As such, this is an exciting opportunity for someone who can encourage others to excel. It is also a role in which team dynamics, a constantly changing work environment, and a wide variety project topics (from technical projects on site to projects improving business processes in e.g. HR) combine to create an excellent opportunity to develop yourself both personally and professionally.
You will act as a valued part of a central team of 15 L6S Black Belts, located in Amsterdam, reporting to the Master Black Belt. The central team facilitates your development into the role, by focusing on knowledge sharing. To further ensure that you are fully prepared to succeed, you will embark an extensive Black Belt training and certification program. This includes the execution of important manufacturing or business projects that benefit the overall performance of the company and playing an active role in promoting the continuous improvement mindset within the organization.

Job Requirements

To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:

• A Masters qualification, preferably in a ‘technical’ direction such as Engineering, Masters of Business Administration (Technical) or equivalent;
• Between three and eight years of relevant working experience, experience within manufacturing is an advantage;
• An appetite to work with- and make decisions based on data;
• Continuous improvement mindset, affinity with Lean Six Sigma is an advantage
• Willing and able to travel;
• A high standard of written and spoken English, with German as an advantage.
Application process
If your qualifications meet our requirements, you will be invited to take an online assessment, the results of which will determine whether you continue to the interview round. In the interview we will meet you in person to learn more about you. This also provides an opportunity for you to learn more about us. The last step in the process will be an assessment. 
Application details
For further information, please contact Rob Sanders, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)6 1105 1707.
. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to www.nouryon.com, reference 1600018D or use the ‘apply’ link at the bottom of this page.
Please be informed that our office will move from Amsterdam to Amersfoort in Q1, 2020.
To get a better feeling about our Black Belt program, we offer you a short video from one of our Black Belts by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54YhfC6O7k4
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

Nouryon affords equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other protected status. It is the intent of the Company to comply with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, or local governmental regulations regarding EEO, and Affirmative Action plan as applicable or where required. Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental policy of Nouryon. Employment decisions shall not violate this policy.

Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
North Holland
Business unit
Industrial Chemicals
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Job family
ISC Management
Hierarchy level
Full time/part time
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About Nouryon

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

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