Shell is looking for a Continous Improvement Specialist, Black Belt Certified

Continous Improvement Specialist

Location: Rijswijk, Netherlands

Why we’re hiring

We’re hiring as we see our Continous Improvement (CI) department as fundamental to the success of our business. CI has emerged as one of the strategic levers to support the ambition of Shell becoming the moste innovative and competitive energy company in the world. CI is a key mean to ensure the Finance organisation will stay at a world class performance level as well as deliver more business impact. It is also one of the new skills and competences that Finance staff need to develop.

Your role/scope

As a Continous Improvement Specialist you will be supporting the Projects and Technology (P&T) Finance CI Deployment Lead to drive process performance improvement within the P&T business. Together with Business Finance Managers you will define process improvement priorities and create a strong CI culture. You identify the improvement needs and manage and lead regional and global improvement initiatives. Your portfolio consists of around 20-30 improvement projects in P&T Finance, aiming to generate at least USD 30+ million of P&L savings. You will achieve this objective through a structured application of CI methodology (Lean Sigma).

As subject Matter Expert on Lean Sigma methodology you will deliver training and coaching on Greenbelt projects. You will work across workstreams and functional boundries and solicit partnership to define process improvement priorities. These process improvements will be tracked and delivered according to the CI strategy.

As some (regional) travel is involved as your stakeholders will be in various localions

What we need from you:

  1. Certified Black Belt
  2. Master Degree, preferably in Finance, Economics or Strategy
  3. Proven track record in Lean Six Sigma
  4. Demonstrated effectiveness in leading cross-functional teams and driving change
  5. Proficient analytical and presentations skills
  6. Coaching experience

At Shell you’ll be fully supported to reach your full potential:

  • Colleagues – you’ll be part of a dynamic network of professionals at the top their game that supports each other and strives to excel
  • Development – you’ll have the opportunity to progress globally and develop and diversify your role to meet your full potential
  • Role models – you’ll be given access to expert mentors and coaches
  • Flexibility – you’ll be given excellent work-life balance
  • Support – you’ll be connected to a global workforce with a wide range of networks such as the Shell Women’s Network, Parent’s Network, enABLE Network for people with disabilities, the Experienced Professionals Network and more
  • Diversity – you’ll be part of our progressive, open and supportive working culture. Shell is a leading equal opportunities employer and we pride ourselves on promoting the innovative work of our female employees especially in STEM subjects. We welcome people with an impairment – please let us know when you need any assistance for your application

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Keywords: Job vacancy, CI specialist, Performance manager, Continuous Improvement manager.

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