Plant Continuous Improvement Manager (m/f/n), Trivium Packaging, Weißenthurm, Germany


MAZE –International (Headhunters / Executive Search) is looking for Candidates for this position: Plant Continuous Improvement Manager (m/f/n)
And this company: Trivium Packaging Weißenthurm
Division: Europe
Business Unit: Nutrition
Direct reports: 2
Trivium Packaging is a global sustainability leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide, almost 8,000 employees and annual sales of approximately €3.0 billion. Trivium serves a broad range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food and nutrition, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, home care and premium beverages.
Trivium wants to help shape the industry and has embarked on an ambitious transformation journey. In the short term, the focus is on building and developing the team, deciding where and how to win, and driving financial performance through the implementation of the Trivium Business System (commercial, operational and supply chain excellence). Sustainability is anchored in our materials and in our actions. Trivium has ambitious sustainability goals and focuses exclusively on products that can be recycled infinitely. Our sustainability concept was awarded a platinum medal by EcoVadis, the world's leading rating agency. This award is only given to the top 1% of the over 75,000 companies examined. At Trivium, sustainability is embedded in every single function; it is in our DNA. The global headquarters are at Amsterdam Airport; However, many employees work in virtual teams from different countries. Our culture is results-oriented, entrepreneurial, informal and very multicultural. Our employees bear a high degree of responsibility.
Work in Weißenthurm:
Trivium's production facility in Weißenthurm, Germany, is located on the left bank of the Rhine, northwest of the city of Koblenz. Metal packaging has been manufactured here for over 100 years, and today the factory produces it for customers in the demanding food industry. In recent years, the Weißenthurm facility has helped accelerate Trivium's journey of continuous improvement. We are proud of our core values ​​of passion, teamwork and excellence. Our employees are our best asset and we invest in their training and development. If you would like to be part of Trivium's success in the thriving metal packaging industry, join the team at our Weissenthurm facility. You'll find leading technology, competitive compensation and rewarding career opportunities.
As the Plant Continuous Improvement Manager you will lead a team of 2 change agents and will be the key person as the major driving factor for the plant transformation. Next to that, in this role you are the key contact for the transformation on site and supports leaders and employees on adopting new operating models and ways of working to become best in class in our industry and strive to Operational Excellence. This position partners with employees at various levels throughout the organization to drive the consistent and timely implementation of management practices, e.g. lean management and other continuous improvement projects.
Key responsibilities and tasks:
-      Assist with deployment and execution of Operational Excellence program for the site
-      Make plant manager and his plant leadership team successful in implementing Operational Excellence by implementing Trivium Business Standard.
-      Build credibility on new way of working through direct, personal engagement with leaders and employees together with the team of Change Agents.
-      Support the analysis and reporting on the adoption of the new ways of working, including escalating identified roadblocks to execution of the transformation.
-      Develop solutions and resolve the most complex issues through notable depth and organizational experience in Trivium Business System.
-      Synthesizes information into concise insights for the transformation leadership team.
-       Assist in mentoring employees on the tools required by the new methodology to obtain results and maintain controls after implementation. Provide professional or technical growth through assignment, mentoring, or training.
-      Ensure and provide regular updates/meetings with site team consisting of Plant Management Team and supporting Plant Manager in updating senior.
Key Skills and experience:
-      Technical studies (e.g. Engineering, Mechanical engineering etc.) as a background or comparable experiences in an industrial / production environment
-      3-8 years’ experience on implementing lean tools/techniques on Gemba as a project leader of x-functional teams in a manufacturing environment.
-      Profound knowledge of Lean/6Sgima tools and techniques especially on root cause problem solving, performance management, value stream management and workplace organization (5S)
-      Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and manage data-driven and results-oriented transformation programs in manufacturing environment autonomously that achieve the targeted goal.
-      Experience leading teams to achieve challenging goals.
-      Experience managing stakeholders at multiple levels.
-      Strong relationship building and influencing skills with a large informal network within the organization.
-      Strong organizational skills and good judgment; must be a team player, positive, flexible, and creative.
-      Strong coaching, training and facilitation skills; ability to manage group interactions.
-      Demonstrated creative thinker and problem solver.
Job complexity and challenges:
-      Mindset change – new way of working and thinking
-      Working in a matrix environment i.e. work with local management, work stream leaders, local and Group HR, other Group functions such as Quality and external consulting teams.
-      High visibility to Trivium’s top management
-      Working in a healthy organization with supportive atmosphere-
-      Entrepreneurial Work Environment.
-      Opportunity to work with very impactful accounts in Europe.
-      Team spirit for our goals and visions.
-      Individual people development programs.
-      Autonomy & accountability for areas of responsibility.
-      Attractive salary packages.
-      High-performance culture with impressive and experienced colleagues from the industry and consulting firms.
Where to apply:
If interested, please contact:
Mrs. Kirstie de Bruyn, Msc.
MAZE – International
Maximilianstraße 2
80539 München, Germany
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