In a world with limited natural resources and a growing population, the demand for food is constantly rising. Sustainably meeting this demand poses many complicated challenges. As Global Operational Excellence Leader, you can contribute to our purpose of Feeding the Future by designing and deploying Operational Excellence blueprints, managing KPIs and leading complex projects with a global scope.
If you are a passionate operational excellence professional looking to have an impact on an international organisation, this is the job for you!
The Global Operational Excellence Leader role’s purpose is to act as the central subject matter expert, gatekeeper and custodian of Operational Excellence tools, processes, and Blueprints- ensuring they are world class but fit with the business. This role is responsible for development of the frameworks and then supporting deployment through the BU Operational Excellence Managers and teams.
We are currently at the early stages of our Operations Excellence journey and seek to develop the sites to deliver improvements in Cost/Margin while developing our operational maturity and competency. This role is critical in ensuring we have the tools, processes, framework and agreed blueprints to be able to successfully and sustainably deliver our Operational Excellence ambition.
What are your key accountabilities?
Aligned leadership – in collaboration with the BU Operational Excellence Managers - Design & deploy Operational Excellence blueprints for all required tools and processes – aligned to maturity and roadmap.
Performance Routines & KPI’s – Ensuring we have a defined set of measures across the business to support strategy, being reviewed at correct frequency by correct people at desired quality. Working with The Operational Excellence Performance Process leader- to ensure scorecards and information is available to correct people at right time to drive performance and decision making.
Aligned Improvement tools – ensuring teams are equipped with relevant improvement tools / processes to achieve strategic goals. Ensure Blueprints are in place for Key processes & ways of working. To highlight improvement areas – develop and deploy maturity assessment and ensure all sites have annual maturity improvement plans in place.
Training of tools, processes and blueprints to the BU operational Excellence Managers and the BU leadership teams.
Aligned org model – Development and management of operational excellence competency framework.
Supporting Systems & Technology – Lead & manage the development & application of operational excellence systems across the company ensuring a common functionality & develop capability of users to enable best practice performance.
Lead complex cross company, BU, cross functional or end 2 end projects- as agreed by the Global Operational Excellence Director
Best practice sharing across group- ensuring creation and adoption is tracked.
Group wide benchmarking to drive performance- sites grouped into families based on technology, volume, product and then benchmarked on performance.
What are your Key Performance Indicators?
Alignment of Senior teams to Blueprints
Maturity Assessments & Annual plans in place and on track
Common KPIs & levels of adoption
Improvement in KPIs
Competency framework in place
Defined operational excellence technology roadmap
Sharing of best practice captured
Common ways of working
What we offer
We will offer you a fulltime position, 40 hours per week
Your position is classified in a Nutreco Hay scale, which guarantees an attractive salary based on skills and experience
You will get 30 vacation days, with the possibility to sell or purchase a limit amount of days
The possibility to participate in our wellbeing program Fit for the Future
The possibility to earn bonuses when you reach your target
Flexible work environment with option to work from home several days per week
What you bring
Bachelor’s degree in engineering / food / feed or technical field. Master’s degree preferred
3+ years of experience or sound exposure to operational Excellence subjects is required. Manufacturing or Maintenance experience will be highly valued. Work in OE consulting company is a plus.
Experience with Operational Excellence programs (Lean, TPM, 6 Sigma…) with associated certification
Ability to work in both strategic and operational levels.
Good level of English in writing and speaking
Extra information / Apply direct
Are you the candidate we are looking for? We would like to hear from you! You can express your interest in this role by applying online and we will contact you as soon as possible. For more information regarding this vacancy, you can contact Matthias Hörl (Recruiter) at +31(0)613047586. In case you do apply, we would like to thank you for sharing your ambition with us!
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