Vacancy

Continuous Improvement Manager AkzoNobel,
Full-time

Sweden, Skåne, Malmö

Business unit: Metal 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

Do you share our passion for continuous improvement?
Can you bring a positive attitude and an ambitious mindset?
Do you want to lead and influence by continuous improvement?
 

We are currently seeking a Continous Improvement Manager (CIM) to AkzoNobel’s site in Malmö/Sege. This is an exciting opportunity within an exciting company going for a journey working with continuous improvement (CI). For the right person we can offer great possibilities and challenges within CI.
 

AkzoNobel is implementing ALPS (AkzoNobel Leading Performance Systems), ensuring company-wide standardized processes, a culture of continuous improvement, process-centric behaviors, company values and required capabilities. ALPS focusses on Manufacturing (mainly production, maintenance, technology, QC), Supply Chain, Procurement, HSE and Engineering.
 

As CIM you support the business by leading and drive CI and operational excellence initiatives focusing on both technical and non-technical aspects at AkzoNobel’s site in Malmö/Sege. The CIM will initially focus on to organize and plan the continued implementation of ALPS to ensure it fully and successfully is absorbed into our daily work. As CIM you will take an important role in visualizing the profits of working with CI and also in proving the value it brings for the organization. You will support, coach and do trainings for all site employees at all levels within the organization.
 

Main responsibilities





  • Support all levels in the organization in developing and implementing action plans to minimize non-value adding wait time, work and re-work

  • Promotes a structured problem-solving approach, supports and challenges the workforce and local management team in direction setting, prioritization and implementation of improvement activities

  • Develops and expands local capabilities in applying continuous improvement tools and methods (i.e.Lean, Six Sigma)

  • Deploys and sustains the ALPS manufacturing program including a coaching support structure to drive CI initiatives and ensure sustainability of improvements

  • Coaches Advanced and Lead Practitioners, and local staff/management team on site and gives reinforcement training on selected topics

  • Manages the improvement project funnel including scoping, project assignment, resource planning, tracking of progress and benefits and controlling sustainability of outcomes

  • Network within the AkzoNobel CI community and shares insights, problems and opportunities to promote improved performance and problem-solving across the company as well as encourages others to do the same





Vacancy data

Organisation

Job characteristics

Closing date

August 27, 2017

Vacancy number

170003CJ

Continent

Europe

Country

Sweden

State/Region/Province

Skåne

Site

Malmö

Business unit

Metal Coatings

Job family

Engineering

Hierarchy level

Professional/Experienced/Specialist

Full time/part time

Full-time

Contract type

Permanent


Job requirements/Candidate profile



  • BSc, or preferable MSc within technical, business or economic field

  • 5+ years relevant working experience in an operational role, e.g production, maintenance, logistics, process engineering, continuous improvement

  • Experience in change processes; Lean and/or Six Sigma implementations or similar is desirable

  • Experience in continuous improvement tools such as Lean, Six Sigma or other continuous Improvement methodologies and tools

  • Strong capability within project management

  • Fluent in Swedish and English (both written and spoken)


  • To be successful in this position we believe that you have an analytical and structured mindset and way of working. You are a good team player with networking skills and the ability to communicate on all levels in the organization. You are able to drive change and improvements with high engagement in the organization. We believe you enjoy working in high tempo in a changing environment.




What can AkzoNobel offer you?


If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging projects that open your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm. By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.

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Additional information


This is a permanent position on a full time basis, reporting to the Site CIM and based in Malmö/Sege. Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.

For additional information about the vacancy please contact Thomas Larsson, Site CIM, +46 708 35 64 00.

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Patrik Hassel, Talent Resourcing Partner, patrik.hassel@akzonobel.com.

For unions related questions please contact:
Unionen: Jörgen Dahlgren: +46 708 35 52 49
Sveriges Ingenjörer and Akademikerna: Per-Ola Löfgren +46 708 84 53 48
Ledarna: Boris Parezanovic +46 708 35 52 55

If you have any general questions about your application or need assistance please contact: TalentResourcing.SE@akzonobel.com.

We are looking forward to your application!

More about the business


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.


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