Master Black Belt Manager

Full-time, Ethylene & Sulfur Derivatives

Shanghai, China Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


Primary Responsibilities:

• Responsible for driving the successful delivery of regional L6S community benefits - in time and in full - in own region (25%).

• Acts as the line manager, coach and support for the Black Belts direct reports in the region. Provides on-going management, support and development towards Black Belt certification (25%).
• Leads complex, high-priority improvement projects, as directed by the Program Manager, to provide the right level of leadership on critical projects and initiatives (20%).
• Challenges the BU to continuously improve supported by newly to be developed tools and models that will enable BU ESD to learn and improve knowledge, engagement and use of L6S in daily activities (10%).
• Drive the deployment and continuous improvement of Nouryon’s Lean Six Sigma (L6S) program to develop a sustainable, long-term culture of continuous improvement and delivers on-going training for Black Belts (10%).
• Builds teamwork through engagement and aligns team members to reach BU goals and Company vision and values (10%).

Detail Responsibilities include:
- The job holder is responsible to deliver on annual L6S continuous improvement savings targets. This is to be obtained by active project pipeline management form ideation to closing of projects in planned time. MBB has track via short interval control deviations versus plan and follow it up with BB, Controlling or Champion. Significant deviations must be flagged in time and mitigation plans to be prepared. 

- As line manager of BB Project Managers, the job holder is responsible in all aspects of people management (target setting and mid/end year evaluation vs targets, travel from approval to expense claim handling) and people development through weekly coaching to during L6S certification process, identification of training needs, giving challenging and diverse assignment to enable the BB Project Manager to be successful in his/her role, obtain BB certification and be prepare for next role.

- Lead assigned -complex or critical- projects him/herself to Champions satisfaction.

- Use BU and Nouryon’s network to stay on top of CI/L6S knowledge and proactive share own knowledge. Use tools and methods developed in other areas to the best for own BU. Build own expertise and develop new or existing tools further. 

- Drive CI culture in own region by continuously interacting with site, plant, business/ functional managers & CIMs to see where and how L6S team can support (training, workshops, projects, tools, …).

Job Requirements

- Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and preferably minimum of 3 years’ experience as MBB, preferably in process industry

- Master degree (preferable in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Supply Chain)

- Willingness to travel as required, internationally and domestically; as much as > 50%

- Competent team leader

- Fluent in English, verbal and written

- Self-motivated, independent and customer focused

- Able to effectively interact and communicate with all levels in the organization including ability to inspire others for CI

- Experienced project manager of complex projects

- Driver for change and continuous improvement

- Ability to work with multiple cultures, countries, with many personality types

Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
Shanghai_Eco City
Business unit
Ethylene & Sulfur Derivatives
Job characteristics
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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