Dec 092017

Are you the Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and as a true A player, ready to lead our ambitious team of Lean Six Sigma belts serving EMEA? Do you have what it takes to interface with (senior) management throughout the region to drive process improvement? Welcome to Eastman Chemical Company…

Ghent or Rotterdam | Fulltime

This is Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Our market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

This is the role
As our EMEA CLSS Manager, you will assume responsibility for leading a team of Lean Six Sigma belts serving EMEA, and for interfacing with management throughout the region to drive process improvement. You will be a strong partner to the Regional VP, the EMEA Supply Chain organization, and manufacturing sites throughout the region, helping them to identify process improvement needs, resourcing those needs with the group’s belts, and developing plans to increase overall process improvement capabilities in the region. This role will also require you to lead projects in the region as a Black Belt. This position resides in the Corporate Lean Six Sigma organization serving the enterprise, and will be a member of the CLSS leadership team which resources projects globally. Corporate Lean Six Sigma sits within the IT organization and works closely with internal IT partners as well. Some level of IT acumen is also desirable. This position can be in either Rotterdam, NL or Ghent, BE and involves travel to support the region.

This is who you are
We are looking for a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional with excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

A thought leader with the ability to supervise employees located at different sites, developing their capabilities for current contributions and future company positions.

This is what you bring
This role requires the ability to think strategically and execute methodically. You possess exceptional influencing and presentation skills particularly to management audiences, a bias for action and the capability to work in a fast-paced, matrix environment with multiple, sometimes competing priorities.

To be successful in this position, you will bring a minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience implementing Lean Six Sigma methods in complex business environment. In addition to your Black Belt certificate, you hold a Bachelor or Master in Business or technical field.

This is what we offer
Our spirit of innovation and collaboration along with our diversified business line creating challenges and opportunities for growth is what makes Eastman a great place to build a career. Here, you can find opportunities to grow professionally, competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and a global work environment. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

For further information about this position please contact Ahmed Farah via +31623912258 or send your application via the apply button.

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is nog appreciated.

Keywords; EMEA Corporate Lean Six Sigma Manager, Ghent, Belgium, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain Manager, Supply, Supply Chain, Operations

Match criteria: Construction, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, 40 hours, Prov. South Holland, Non

Company name: Stepstone NL

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