Continuous Improvement Manager (m/w/d)

Full-time, Ethylene & Sulfur Derivatives

North Rhine Westphalia, Germany Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


Our site in Cologne is looking for a
Continuous Improvement Manager (m/w/d)

Main responsibilities

  • Champion, develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement and knowledge with a strong focus on manufacturing and operations

  • Develop and expand local capabilities in applying continuous improvement tools and methods (L6S) and promote a structured problem-solving approach

  • Provide a vision and direction for the future development and performance of the site

  • Lead/ support the local ALPS implementation and build-up of required capabilities

  • Champion deployment of change management processes

  • Identify, validate, initiate and drive new improvement opportunities

  • Run, lead and complete projects

  • Conduct training for site management, middle management and staff

Job Requirements

  • Several years of relevant work experience in a production site

  • Masters / Bachelor degree in a technical field or similar.

  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate(also statistical) analyses and synthesize recommendations.

  • Knowledge and experience in Continuous Improvements and L6S is preferred.

  • Experience in continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean, Lean Six Sigma, TPM

  • CI Expert (Black Belt) or CI Lead Practitioner (Brown Belt)

  • Fluent in German and professional working proficiency of English

  • Confident and experienced in coaching others

  • Risk-friendly and self-directed, highly organized, passionate about change

Are you passionate about sustainability, innovation, safety, and collaboration?

Come join us at Nouryon - industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items.

When you work at Nouryon you get a unique opportunity to work with people from all over the world. You can expand your network both internationally and across fields with professionals both in the office and virtually everywhere. At Nouryon you are welcome to share your ideas and get creative. In order to maintain long-term growth and business sustainability we challenge you to come up with new ideas and show your innovative spirit.

Please contact Golnaz Mokhtarani for further questions: 0221-99 585 167.

We look forward to your application! Please include your earliest starting date and your desired salary.

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Open until further notice
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North Rhine Westphalia
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Ethylene & Sulfur Derivatives
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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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