Lead the Continuous Improvement program in the location working in conjunction with the plant management team.
Identify major opportunities for the plant to improve and promote the Ardagh Best Practice culture through the introduction of data/fact-based decisions, systems thinking, working group support & moderation, and various statistical tools
Driver for best practices and cost saving activities / projects
Manage the CI project portfolio of the location. Reporting of progress development against Objectives & KPI’s
Serve as a project manager, assist with project execution, provide functional input and identify functional resources
Train local employees, e.g. Yellow/Green Belt and coach local employees during training relevant projects
Develop TPM, SMED, VSM and Kaizen initiatives
Perform data analyses as part of an integrated program of process control and designed experimentation
Clear strong application of the DMAIC / PDCA Philosophy
Well-respected within the area of operation such as at plant, functional and company level
Ability to think global & act local
Process and data driven personality
Understanding of plant technologies & processes
In-depth knowledge and experience to moderate and enthuse goal-oriented working groups
University degree preferably in Engineering / Black Belt certification advantageous
Detailed operational IS skills, such as MS Office, SAP, statistical packages (e.g. Minitab, SPC).
Significant exposure to Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) and Kaizen principles
German and English fluently - verbal and writing
About Ardagh Group
Ardagh Groupis a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.
Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?
Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.
We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.
Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!
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