Operational Excellence Manager

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Arnhem, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 1 Jul 2022

Do you have a proven track record in driving continuous improvement and operational excellence? Are you an engineer with 3-5 years of experience? Are you looking to broaden your experience? Do you want to work on high impact, high profile projects? Are you interested in a job that will be a great steppingstone to a leadership position at a manufacturing site? Then we have a great opportunity for you!

Operational Excellence Manager
Fulltime, Herkenbosch (Nederland) OR Mons (Belgique) OR Köln (Deutschland)
Salary per month: EUR 4.950 – 7.850 before tax

Your challenge as Operational Excellence Manager
You will be responsible for the deployment and execution of Operational Excellence activities within Integrated Supply Chain Operations (ISC) with key focus on our manufacturing sites in Western Europe.

Key responsibilities
In the role as Operational Excellence Manager you will lead critical growth-/improvement projects at sites, sometimes for the whole region and occasionally in functions. You will also identify performance losses/gaps and define opportunities for improvement in our sites. You coach, train, and guide sites on the Nouryon standard work processes (ALPS) and systems. The role primarily works in the region and will assist in initiatives on a global basis when required. The Operational Excellence Manager is a key resource for the ISC organization in helping to build and maintain a long-term operational excellence / continuous improvement culture.

Have you got what it takes?
To be successful in this position, we believe that you are passionate about continuous improvement and a L6S content expert, an effective change agent, a skilled project manager and a good instructor. You will learn these skills in this position. Furthermore, you have a high social competence, customer focus and act with high integrity. You are confident in your own expertise and deliver results while maintaining a high quality in your work in a fast-paced environment. You also possess the ability to work efficiently, and you know how to prioritize in your daily work together with others.

We also see that you have:
•At least a Bachelor’s degree related to a technical field: Supply Chain, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. (Master’s degree preferred)
•Some experience leading projects and operational (manufacturing, supply chain) experience/knowledge 
•Some continuous improvement, Lean(6S) experience is preferred.
•Fluent in written and spoken English. Depending on the site also fluent in Dutch, German or French. 
•Willingness to travel up to approximately 50 %

This is our offer
When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. We will train you to be a L6S black belt and challenge you to get the best out of yourself. You will be part of a company that develops, produces, and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Where employees aim high, take ownership and do it right. Our employment package comprises:

•A permanent contract.
•A competitive salary, between EUR 65.000 and 101.500, based upon the experience you bring.
•An attractive bonus scheme.
•35 vacation days.
•An excellent pension plan.
•The option to participate in a collective health insurance.
•Training opportunities.

We are a global specialty chemicals leader and supply industries worldwide with essential chemicals for the manufacture of products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, as well as cleaning and personal care items. Over the course of our nearly 400 years of existence, we have built up a wealth of expertise, forged long-term customer partnerships, and earned a place among the best performing companies in our industry in terms of safety, sustainability, and reliability. Nouryon operates in over 80 countries around the world.

Why join us?
Are you passionate about sustainability, innovation, safety, and collaboration? Do you want to grow together with a company that is forward-looking and continuously improving how they work? Our employees have ideas on how to build a sustainable future and the drive and passion to realize them. They believe that building long-term relationships and integrity are keys to success. If that describes you, we will gladly help you achieve your ambitions. We offer you countless career opportunities. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, and diverse working environment.

Internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers and employees, all over the world.

Are you eager to start your career at Nouryon as Operational Excellence Manager?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application via our website. Please use the ‘apply’ link on this page and upload your CV and job specific cover letter.  Any questions? Please contact Marco Hoet, Recruiter, marco.hoet@nouryon.com
Note: applications via email will not be taken into consideration.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.
We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

Vacancy data
Closing date
1 Jul 2022
Vacancy number
Integrated Supply Chain
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Job family
Integrated Supply Chain
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Full time/part time
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