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Continuous Improvement Manager

Continuous Improvement Manager (Taste & Wellbeing) - Your next position?

As a Continuous Improvement Manager, you will be responsible to lead the implementation of manufacturing excellence initiatives within a large/complex site to embed best practices, reinforce a continuous improvement mindset and streamline non-value added activities.


In this role, you will be based in Depok and directly reports to Head of Operations Cimanggis ID


Sounds interesting? It could be your perfect opportunity to lead, coach, train and support your team to achieve their optimal performance.
In this position you will be responsible for :


Strategy design and execution

  • Contribute to the design of local Operations strategies by advising on the schedule and execution of key Manufacturing Excellence initiatives.
  • Elaborate the manufacturing excellence strategy for the assigned site based on global OPEX strategy and oversee the design and execution of related tactical and operational plans to meet local Operations objectives.

Lean management

  • Define the local Lean program and step change improvement opportunities in collaboration with site leadership and challenge the local Operations organization in identifying OPEX opportunities in order to define fundamental changes to the value stream.
  • Prioritize improvement areas, as well as related actions, and support site teams selecting best tools/methods from the Lean toolbox to execute the improvement initiatives.
  • Define Lean certification standards to be met with the Site Operations management and measure level of achievement.
  • Develop and leverage internal and external Lean network to capture best practices and eventually recommend and deploy these within the organization.
  • Support implementation of focus improvement initiatives in other sites when requested.

Project management

  • Track implementation progress of approved OPEX projects/programs, monitoring resource plans, project team accountabilities, change requests, deadlines, milestones, etc. and manage periodic updates to project stakeholders.
  • Coach project managers and teams on applying Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools during solution design and project execution phases.


Change management and capability building

  • Advise Lean/Operational Excellence and Project Managers in developing change management roadmaps.
  • Influence local Operations management to engage in the change journey and negotiate resources and capabilities needs.
  • Challenge existing processes/practices and coach project teams in applying effective problem solving to develop solutions and initiate change.
  • Assess local capability gaps and develop and implement solutions with the Site Operations management to close these, e.g. trainings, resource changes, etc.


Performance Management

  • Implement performance management system (PMS) for the site and cascade its KPIs.
  • Implement SOPs for PMS (Performance Management System), SLA (Service level agreements), PDCA (Problem Solving), Shop floor Scheduling, etc.


People management

  • Conduct annual human resources processes for the assigned Manufacturing Excellence team(s) and validate results.
  • Work with the Operations senior management team and HR Business Partner(s) in developing a global talent pipeline in operational excellence.
  • Drive the development and promotion of identified talents within and outside Operations.


Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then come join us - and impact your world.

Academic Background

  • University degree in Engineering or related discipline (Master preferred)
  • LEAN certification
  • Project management certification


Professional Experience

  • Overall work experience of 7 to 10 years including of which at least 3 years in a Lean implementation role.
  • 2 to 5 years of progressive experience in people management.
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and projects.
  • Training experience with operators, shift leaders and departmental managers.


Technical Skills

  • Good knowledge of product processing and industrialization processes.
  • Proficiency in project management using TPM, KPI, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and project controlling tools.
  • Proficiency in stakeholder management and communications.
  • Expertise in process mapping and design.
  • Expertise in value chain diagnostics.
  • Good knowledge of EHS rules and guidelines.
  • Good knowledge of financial concepts (e.g. OPEX, CAPEX) and tools (e.g. SAP)


Our Benefits

  • Attractive package with benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you


At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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