Continuous Improvement Manager

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Continuous Improvement Manager

  • Post Date:12th May 2021
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AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

£45,000 to £50,000k pa

Stowmarket, Suffolk

Having gained expertise in a senior level manufacturing role, and ideally with experience of leading and delivering CI programmes too, you are ready to join a company that offers roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. That company is AkzoNobel. Home to world class products, we have been awarded Top Employer status and are recognised globally for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering innovative products. We are now looking to recruit a Continuous Improvement Manager to lead the further evolution and development of a world class CI culture across our Stowmarket manufacturing site.

As Continuous Improvement Manager you will embed a true CI mindset across all operational areas by promoting and instilling a passion for continuous improvement in our daily operation. Your end goal will be to improve our operating against Key Performance Indicators across the site. Collaborating with colleagues, you will support the site manager by building organisational capabilities, improving site performance, driving and overseeing the improvement portfolio as well as implementing business CI initiatives too. You will help develop local capabilities in applying continuous improvement tools and methods coaching as well as provide coaching support to drive CI activities. Critically, you will oversee key CI projects, taking responsibility for scoping, project assignment, resource planning, progress tracking and delivery. You will also network across the AkzoNobel CI community to share insights, problems and opportunities as well as promote improved performance and problem-solving company wide.

Of graduate calibre, you will have worked in a senior level manufacturing role, and ideally gained experience of leading and delivering CI programmes. You must have knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six

Sigma or TPM. An effective coach, you will also possess excellent communication, influencing and leadership skills. You will enjoy a collaborative and supporting work environment too. Customer focused, you will be highly organised, good at resolving problems and comfortable overseeing change initiatives.

Who are AkzoNobel?

Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning. We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together. These values provide the ‘how’ for successful strategy implementation.

If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you.

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

We may consider flexible working for this role.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 9610