Job ID R-387551 Date posted 08/02/2021 BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Apply

Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Description Summary

The Continuous Improvement Manager plays a key role in managing- and assuring the implementation of the CI (Continuous Improvement) program portfolio for the European Distribution Center (EDC) in Olen.

He/she will work in close collaborations with key internal- and external stakeholders to assure an efficient and effective implementation of projects and programs, aligned with local and company policies, budgets, timelines and with a high focus on change management and installing a culture/mindset of zero loss amongst the EDC population.

He/she will report to the Sr. Operations Manager Olen.

Job Description

Your Responsibilities:

  • Management of a CI project portfolio

    • Analyze the EDC process, system & organization CI initiatives based on management of KPI (Key Performance Indicators) and prioritize in alignment with key stakeholders in the matrix organization.
    • Drive implementation of assigned projects based on DMAIC (Define, Measure , Analyze , Improve , Control) or equivalent project management methodology.
    • Deliver change management support to optimize smooth implementation
    • Ensure effective communication both from an individual project point of view and an overarching portfolio point of view
    • Ensure implementation in alignment with ISO 13485 requirements (update Quality Management System, Standard Operating Procedures , …)
    • Act as a point of contact for key internal & external stakeholders with regards to the project portfolio (procurement, suppliers, …)   

  • Install a continuous improvement/ zero loss mindset within all layers of the organization

    • Play a key role in the implementation of a zero loss / continuous improvement culture within the organization based on the BD Production System methodology with focus on safety , 5S , tiered communication and continuous skill development.
    • Implement, follow up of appropriate KPI’s in different layers of the organization with focus on Safety, Quality, Deliver, Cost & People (SQDCP)
    • Deliver change management support and ensure broad adoption across the organization

    Your Profile:

    • Bachelor or Master degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Facilities management, Project management or equivalent
    • Proven experience in managing a project portfolio (as well as individual projects) within an operational / logistics environment with high focus on increasing customer experience.
    • Ability to drive change and implement a culture of continuous improvement and zero loss within a broad organization
    • Knowledge & experience in the usage of DMAIC, Six Sigma, Lean, 5S  and other project management & CI  methodologies.
    • Good Analytical skills & insight in management of KPI’s
    • Good communication and presentation skills, incl. ability to work effectively in a matrix organization
    • Experience with SAP , Manhattan WMS ( warehouse management system)  and experience in QMS ( Quality Management System – ISO 13485 / CAPA – Corrective Actions, Preventive Actions) are strong plus
    • Personal values need to be aligned with the company culture: BD Way

      Are you driven by Improvement?

      Please apply below.

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