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Continuous Improvement Manager Europe Food

SIRE Life Sciences® is the market leader in life science recruitment. We believe the recruitment market needs to gear up in technology and continues innovation. We like technology, in a life science market driven on science, we couldn’t stay behind; we drive Recruitment Science. Investing a majority of our turnover in technology enables us to use unique Resource Technologies. By using highly advanced algorithms, we enable our team of Resource & Data Strategists© to maintain the most advanced, detailed and complete Life Sciences network in Europe. This big data enables us to work Reverse Recruitment©: we first analyze the market in-depth before we go out to the market. Because we analyze the whole market, we can compare facts and data. This enables us to do Facts & Big Data Recruitment©, making sure we, or better yet, you find the right career!


Our client is a professional Food and Pharmaceutical organization, based in Belgium.

The company is one of the largest players within the Food Ingredients with multiple plants world-wide. The company has been growing fast over the last years and is currently looking for a very talented Manager Continuous Improvement who can support the plants in Europe in growing and development and improving (production)


(Special role!)
We are looking for a Lean champion for the Western Europe area! As Manager CI you are responsible for the implementation of CI/Lean at 18 sites in Europe with +/-900FTE and will be working closely together with the Site managers and the Operations Director. The local Managers Continuous Improvement will directly report to the operations manager. But you will form Project Team to make sure the projects at the sites run smoothly. The Manager CI is directly in charge of leading the projects which are set by the Operations Director and will be a sparrings partner for the Plant Manager when it comes to improving/lean.
Together with the CI-team the Manager CI EU will be giving trainings on the sites about CI-methodology and the use of tools (Lean).

The Manager CI EU is highly experienced with Continuous Improvement/Lean and has proven track record when is comes to Change/Project Management.

Around 90-120k salary a year. Secundairy benefits include a company car, bonus potentional of 20%, meal vouchers, etc.


Implementation of Continuous Improvement
-Leading 10 sites in Lean
-Manage Project team
-Sparrings partner Plant Managers
-Directly reporting to the Operations Director
-Train team in CI-methodology and use of tools (Lean)


-MSc Engineering or related
-MBA is highly preferred
-Proven record of +8 years in Continuous Improvement/TPM/Lean
-Strong communication skills, people manager, coaching
-At least of 15 years of experience in production environment in the Life Sciences (Food/Pharma preferred)
-Proven record of change management
-Willing to traveI 50-60%

Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Thomas Aelen.

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