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Operational Excellence Manager (m/f)

Posted 26 Jun 2018

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 177548


A career is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. 

Your role: As the Operational Excellence Manager (m/f), you must be able to manage and lead continuous improvement activities at several sites in the Life Science IOS Cluster achieving safety, quality, supply and cost improvements within the manufacturing unit. In particular, you participate in global projects and actively seek and share best practices in the network. You run the local continuous improvement pipeline with the site management team including the selection and tracking of running projects. By this, you will lead your own projects, coach other individuals running lean projects and support the local management team in building a daily continuous improvement culture. So, we are seeking for a new colleague who is able to identify waste, develop specific proposals and execution plans for improvement projects and though has excellent leadership, facilitation, and communication skills.

The role will report to the Head of Operational Excellence of the IOS cluster and will be located in Darmstadt, Germany.


Who you are:

  • Min. bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering
  • 5+ years experience in Operational Excellence as well as profound Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Proven demonstration in application of Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Self-starter with excellent organization and communication skills, the ability to teach and coach and strong Project Management skills
  • Ability to influence with indirect or no authority
  • Ability to travel about 10% (location dependent).

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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