Opex Lean Manager (Relocation to Germany)
The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The PositionOpex Lean Manager (Relocation to Germany)
Calderys is a global network of industry-leading experts working in close collaboration with our customers to provide personalized refractory solutions every day.
We combine unique business expertise to provide customized and innovative solutions from our 35 plants along with end-to-end value-added services to all our customers.Being an international business, we offer to our more than 2300 employees a world of opportunities in our various locations in 33 countries.
We put to work over 100 years of expertise to foster a positive impact for all our stakeholders. Every day we build a sustainable future through teamwork, customer orientation, and proactive mindset.
We are a company where performance is recognized and learning is promoted; an environment where you can grow and fulfill your potential; a workplace where every day is a new day and it is NEVER BORING!
We are looking for our future talent to join our teams in Germany. The successful candidate will relocate to Neuwied Germany on local contract.
Implement and drive industrial / continuous improvement programs to improve site cost competitiveness and efficiency of our processes, practices and site organization
Leads Continuous Improvement programs deployment across the site by supporting the 2 pillars of I3 : improving Working conditions with MUST HAVES and generating margin improvement
Cultivates and promotes a strong continuous improvement culture across the site
Follow performance management system for the site with respect of BA guidelines
Facilitate/lead lean workshops (Kaizen, Hoshin,...) for quick improvements
Perform assessments on the site to evaluate industrial maturity and gap discrepancy as per Group standards
Shop floor support to analyse processes and practices to enable safety / efficiency / quality continuous improvement initiative generation, also with the support of Imerys Centers of Excellence and other Business Areas Centers of Excellence
Actively support the local team in production capacities designing/engineering: define and specify Process Equipment, issue Process Specifications for Inquiry.
Generates detailed continuous improvement initiatives across the site to generate savings
Maintains and creates appropriate documentation for reports, project execution, and data analysis
Develops a strong expertise in mineral processing and provides mentorship for the on-site process teams, also via technical trainings
Find ideas to upgrade existing processes and define new ones
Submit regular reports reflecting project financials, expenditures, savings, and any site performance KPI applying also best practices when required.
Leads effective operational processes’ implementation
Monitors progress of continuous improvement projects and related savings, including process management improvement, process modification, energy optimization
Key interfaces: ensures tight coordination with COO and I Cube teams
Culture changes: support behavior changes (agile way of work,..) to sustain continuous improvement efforts beyond project activities.
Engineer with more than 2 years of experience in industry, (preferably in Germany),
Lean Six Sigma certification (Green or Black belt) is a plus
Ability to perform and understand process modelling
Demonstrated capabilities of reaching cost reduction and productivity by working on process improvement, development of new processes
Continuous Improvement culture and methods (project management, Kaizen, 6-sigma, value stream mapping, …)
Strong Analytical skills, incl. research
Strong Project Management skills
Technical / process expertise
Ability to positively influence teams in a matrix organization
Able to organize training paths for all levels of the organisation
Cooperation mindset and openness to listen to the input from other departments and stakeholders
German and English required
Position TypeFull time
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