Get the best out of yourself by driving continuous improvement in our leading organization
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals (SC) provides a wide range of high quality and sustainable ingredients that are integral to numerous key industrial processes worldwide. Thus we serve high profile customers in sectors including paints, detergents, foods, plastics, cosmetics, construction, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, electronics, agro and oilfield applications.
SC’s Industrial Chemicals (IC) business unit produces world-class salt products, chlor-alkali products, chlorinated hydrocarbons (such as MCA), energy and DME. IC is mainly located in the Netherlands and Germany, however it has a global presence with plants and joint ventures also in Denmark, Sweden, Spain, China and Japan.
Key to the ongoing success of IC is continuous improvement by applying Lean Six Sigma (L6S). We enable our employees to imagine and implement innovative ways of working and serving our customers. Within this context, your mission is to further develop this environment by acting as a L6S Black Belt Project Lead.
Is this an opportunity that matches your organizational and people skills? Are you open-minded, creative and curious, eager to develop your knowledge of L6S? Do you have the solid manufacturing or commercial background that enables you to identify areas for improvement and change? Above all, can you act as a trustworthy team leader and team player within our dynamic and international business environment?
If so, we invite you to apply for the position of
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project Manager
The role and its responsibilities
Your core responsibility will be to lead, inspire and work with teams of subject matter experts in order to drive improvements. In this hands-on role you will interact with, and influence, all levels of our organization – from the shop floor to the boardroom. As such, this is an exciting opportunity for someone who can encourage others to excel. It is also a role in which team dynamics, a constantly changing work environment, and a wide variety project topics (from technical projects on site to projects improving business processes in e.g. HR) combine to create an excellent opportunity to develop yourself both personally and professionally.
You will act as a valued part of a central team of 15 L6S Black Belts, located in Amsterdam, reporting into the Master Black Belt. The central team facilitates your development into the role, by focusing on knowledge sharing. To further ensure that you are fully prepared to succeed, you will embark an extensive Black Belt training and certification program. This includes the execution of important manufacturing or business projects that benefit the overall performance of the company and playing an active role in promoting the continuous improvement mindset within the organization.
To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:
• A Masters qualification, preferably in a ‘technical’ direction such as Engineering, Masters of Business Administration (Technical) or equivalent;
• Between three and eight years of relevant working experience, experience within manufacturing is an advantage;
• An appetite to work with- and make decisions based on data;
• Continuous improvement mindset, affinity with Lean Six Sigma is an advantage
• Willing and able to travel;
• A high standard of written and spoken English, with German as an advantage.
If your qualifications meet our requirements, you will be invited to take an online assessment, the results of which will determine whether you continue to the interview round. In the interview we will meet you in person to learn more about you. This also provides an opportunity for you to learn more about us. The last step in the process will be an assessment.
For further information, please contact Samantha Veer, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 3. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to www.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 1600018D or click on this link!
To get a better feeling about our Black Belt program, we offer you a short video from one of our Black Belts by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54YhfC6O7k4
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated
About AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.
Keywords: Vacancy, Full-time, Amsterdam, L6S, Black Belt project manager.