Vacancy

Continuous Improvement Specialist,
Full-time

United States, North Carolina, High Point

Business unit: Wood Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.

Responsibility

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Vacancy data

Organisation

Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number

1600060L

Continent

North America

Country

United States

State/Region/Province

North Carolina

Site

High Point

Business unit

Wood Coatings

Sub business unit

Wood Coatings_North America

Job family

Manufacturing

Hierarchy level

Management

Full time/part time

Full-time

Contract type

Permanent


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- 3+ years of relevant work experience (operations, production, maintenance, logistics, (process) engineering, continuous improvement, etc.)
- Bachelor degree (degree related to technical, business, engineering, or chemistry preferred)
- Confident and experienced in coaching others
- Fluent in English, both verbal and written
- Experience in continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, a plus 
- Experience with practical implementation of change programs a plus
- Solid project and stakeholder management experience
- Excellent communication, presentation and conflict resolution skills on all organizational levels; ability to gain respect and trust through situational leadership and integrity and inspire others to follow and participate in the change process
- Strong analysis and problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate (also statistical) analyses and synthesize recommendations
- Good team player, knows how to build his/her own network
- Strong computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint, JMP); able to prepare various formats of documentation associated with CI programs
- Must be willing to train as an AkzoNobel Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (where necessary)
- May require some travel

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Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)

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