CI Manager

DS Smith - Belgiƫ


The Central CI Manager – Develops and implements the “DS Smith Way” across the Packaging Organisation.
The successful applicant will be responsible for: Lean Operating Model Implementation Process Management & Improvement Lean Competence Development Knowledge & Best Practice Sharing
This role will be located close to an airport in Europe and the successful applicant will be traveling around 80% of working time. The successful applicant needs to connect well with people. Additionally, industry and leadership experience is required. The start date for the role is 1 September 2020.

Main responsibilities may include but not be limited to the following

Lean Operating Model Implementation
Facilitating Workshops & engaging Key Stakeholders
Developing & implementing Lean Rollout Plans
Developing & implementing standardised tools & approaches
Tracking & reporting implementation progress
Process Management & Improvement
Applying Lean knowledge & experience
Analysing & evaluating performance, processes & existing ways of working
Identifying & implementing approaches to operate business processes more effectively; and deliver sustainable performance improvement, particularly through “Centre of Excellence” ownership
Lean Competence Development
Acting as CI specialist
Developing training materials & plans
Delivering training & providing coaching
Programme Development and -management
Knowledge & Best Practice Sharing
Translating & codifying best practices as Standard Work
Establishing & implementing processes for sharing knowledge and best practice

What we would like our candidate to have

Education & Certifications
Technical Master’s Degree (or equivalent via experience)
Detailed knowledge & demonstrable application experience of Lean / Continuous Improvement methodologies (Six Sigma Black Belt Certification an advantage)
Fluent in English and ideally at least one other European language
Technical Requirements
A motivated self-starter with the ability to work under pressure & prioritise tasks effectively
Possess both; a strategic mindset & pragmatic hands-on approach
Strong analytical skills & problem-solving ability
Ability to effectively engage & influence stakeholders at all levels
Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal; and ability to facilitate, train and coach
Flexibility & adaptability
Extensive experience of managing Operational Excellence / Improvement activities in capital intensive continuous manufacturing environments, preferably multisite
Excellent understanding of project management principles
Management Experience in Packaging Industry (for senior role)

Additional Information

Reference Number

EUROPE (EU), Belgium (BE), United Kingdom (UK)


Technical & Engineering


Closing date for applications
29 August 2020

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