Lean & Continuous Improvement Manager,

China, Sichuan, Chengdu

Business unit: DP China & North Asia

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.


Responsibilities:1.     As site APLS leader, site CI committee leader, site management team member and BU APLS network member,  lead site APLS system setup and implementation to ensure compliance with corporate standard.
2.     Develop site  V alue  S tream  M ap (VSM) and transformation plan, drive year by year improvement.
3.     Lead or  Coordinate the progress of ALPS primary process implementation and site improvement projects.
4.     Responsible to report key monthly KPI performance in EMP system
5.     Responsible for operational data and performance verification
6.     Drive site OEE improvement by using systematic approach, like SMED, SOS, process constrain stud y,  etc.
7.     Lead site level ALPS plan, procedure development, system setup and implementation.
8.     Share practice within ALPS and CI network
9.     Conduct ALPS internal or peer audit as required.
10.   Key role to develop site staff’s capability in terms of  Lean and CI
11.   As member of regional key manufacturing process network, play key role in site major manufacturing process trouble shooting and gradual rate improvement. 

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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DP China & North Asia

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Requirements:1.    Bachelor or master degree majored in IE (Industrial Engineering, preferred) or Engineering or Chemistry.
2.    Familiar with Lean, 6 sigma tools. At least 2 years lean project leading or coordination experience in a JV (Automotive or FMCG industry preferred).  Internal or External GB(Green Belt) Certificate is a plus.
3.    About 2 years experience of production supervision, process engineering or engineering design.
4.    Good command of both oral and written English.
5.    Competent in MS office, Min-tab
6.    Good communication and interpersonal skill