Operational Excellence Manager

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

Sundsvall, Sweden Apply Now Apply until: 9 Jun 2022

Do you want to be part of making everyday life easier for people around the world? Without seeing it, you meet us every day in your everyday life. We are in your soles, in your mobile and in the newspaper you read. With a common commitment to innovation, sustainability and safety, our employees work daily for a sustainable future. We are now seeking our next Operational Excellence Manager! You will be responsible for the deployment and execution of Operational Excellence activities within ISC Operations with key focus on our manufacturing sites. This position supports and coaches site teams and any other functional teams to improve their performance.  Do not hesitate to send in your application today!

Main 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, as required, will assist in initiatives on a global basis.

The Operational Excellence Manager is a key resource for the ISC organization in helping to build a long term operational excellence / continuous improvement culture.


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 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree minimum, related to technical, supply chain, engineering or related fields.
  • Proven continuous improvement, Lean(6S) experience and/or certified L6S Black Belt.
  • Extensive knowledge and expert use in Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies
  • Demonstrated exposure to a variety of lean tools (value stream mapping, standard work, 5S, flow, pull, SMED, etc. 
  • Confident in leading and facilitating lean events
  • Confident in delivering and coaching in lean training
  • Solid Problem Solving methodology skills
  • Associate involvement at all levels in continuous improvement activities
  • Strong project management skills and operational (manufacturing, supply chain) experience/knowledge 
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken Swedish and English.


 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 make way for 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, diverse, and proactive working environment. 


Additional information 

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to Operational Excellence Team lead and based at one of our production site in Sundsvall, Örnsköldsvik or Alby, Sweden and will support all three sites, so travel will be required. 

Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.

For additional information about the vacancy please contact our Regional Operational Excellence Team Lead for Nordics; Kajsa Flodén, Kajsa.floden@nouryon.com, +46 760 161455

For information about the recruitment process or your application, please contact Carolina Jensen, Senior Recruitment Specialist email: carolina.jensen@nouryon.com

For unions related questions please contact: 
Ledarna: Jenny Ersson +46 70 344 02 80   

Sveriges Ingenjörer: Carl Nordlander +46 70 390 09 64   
Unionen: Mattias Andersson +46 70 428 41 03  

If you have any general questions or need assistance, please contact: Recruiting.SE@Nouryon.com 

About Nouryon  

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of more than 9,700 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands. Visit our website and follow us @Nouryon and on LinkedIn.  


The application process 

If your skills and qualifications match the profile we are looking for, you will be invited to an initial phone interview that takes approximately 30 minutes. If you proceed in our selection process, we invite you to a face-to-face interview that takes about 1,5 hours. There you will meet with the hiring manager. 

We look forward to your application! 


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. 

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9 Jun 2022
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Integrated Supply Chain
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Integrated Supply Chain
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