Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Continuous Improvement Specialist

  • Post Date:1st September 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.

£30,000 to £32,000pa depending on experience

Stowmarket, Suffolk

An experienced continuous improvement practitioner with a background in a relevant industry, you are now looking to develop your career in a business that offers roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. That business 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 Specialist to help deliver a world class CI culture across line operations and manufacturing at our Stowmarket production site.

As Continuous Improvement Specialist you will help build CI capabilities and mindset across all operational areas by promoting and instilling a passion for continuous improvement in our daily operation. This will involve identifying training needs as well as developing standard operating procedures and CI processes. Your end goal will be to improve our operating against Key Performance Indicators across the site. We will look to you maintain your knowledge of Lean and CI methodologies and be able to teach, train and coach others. Collaborating with colleagues, you will support the creation and improvements of standardised work for new and existing equipment on the plant as well as ensure that full training materials are available. You will also make sure existing CI and development processes are working as expected by completing regular process confirmations.

Of graduate calibre, you will have worked in a relevant industrial environment as part of a Continuous Improvement team. An Accredited Lead Practitioner Green Belt, you will be used to applying statistical process control techniques. You will also have knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma or TPM. An effective coach, you will also possess excellent communication and influencing skills. You will enjoy a collaborative and supporting work environment too. PC literate, you will be customer focused, highly organised and good at resolving problems too.

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: 14417