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Operational Excellence Manager - Exclusive

Sector Location Job type Salary
EUR 75,000-95,000 Depending on Experience
Date added
5 April, 2023

Job Description

We’re currently searching for an Operational Excellence Manager on behalf of our global biotechnology client.

The business is experiencing sustained growth and expansion. As such, it has identified a need to bring in an Operational Excellence Manager to help lead the global Lean and Continuous Improvement (CI) programme within a large plant close to Bremen, Germany.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Be instrumental in guiding the plant to enhance global, lean and CI improvements across long-term strategic growth projects
  • Deploy strong analytical skills - crucially impacting the global production performances
  • Install key Operational Excellence principles – focusing on Waste Reduction, Smooth Flow Concepts, Process Reduction, Systematic Problem Solving
  • Work closely with the Plant Manager to develop CI, Lean and Operational Excellence goals across various departments on site
  • Drive Lean Maturity Assessment Improvements
  • Show proactive approach to identifying improvements, build business case and lead the respective implementation

You will bring previous experience of working closely and within operational sites, identifying improvement plans across Production, Logistics, Warehousing and the wider Manufacturing area.


As Operational Excellence Manager, we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skillset:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level in Engineering, Business Administration or Mathematics
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an Manufacturing environment is a strong advantage with a proven background in leadership and people management
  • Exposure to Lean Six Sigma, TPM initiatives is a strong advantage - focused on improving multi-site OEE performances
  • Strong analytical skills, proven experience of using data-driven projects to influence change
  • Language skills - fluent English is mandatory, German must be at conversational level (B2)
  • High social and problem-solving skills, and ability to work autonomously while developing initially a small team

If you do not hear from us within two weeks, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.

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