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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

CI Sr Specialist/Specialist

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with our customers, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There’s much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,800 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with. 
In Singapore, you’ll be at the centre of every innovation, creation and solution available to the entire Asia-pacific region. Working with our research, creation and production units, as well as our renowned perfumery school, you’ll make us a greater force for good. Every day, your passion, your creativity, and your expertise will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature. 

Continuous Improvement Specialist/Sr Specialist - Your future position?

As Continuous Improvement (Senior) Specialist, you will lead the execution of Continuous Improvement initiatives within a site/function in order to embed best practices, reinforce a continuous improvement mind-set and streamline non-value added activities.

 

In this exciting role, you will be reporting to the Continuous Improvement Program Manager and hold the below responsibilities:
 

Business Alignment

  • Contribute to the design of Site/Business Unit strategies and deployment plans 
  • Proactively identify and quantify improvement opportunities; develop action plans accordingly
     

People Engagement

  • Support in deploying CI Awareness workshops to all teams (e.g. CI basics training)
  • Enable everyone to actively share Good Practices (e.g. through active communication, newsletter)
     

Capability Building

  • Follow up of CI capability building governance at Team/shop floor level 
  • Develop people by delivering training, coaching and mentoring for basic CI Methodologies
  • Training includes:  CI Basics (5S, 8Wastes, Problem Solving), Yellow, Visual Performance Management, CI Maturity Assessment
     

Problem Solving

  • Follow up of Problem Solving building governance at Team/shop floor level 
  • Coach project teams in applying effective problem solving (root cause analysis)
     

Performance Management

  • Set up and support the effective implementation of daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly performance management reviews at shift, department and site level including the definition of lagging and leading indicators
     

Continuous Improvement Maturity Assessment (CIMA)

  • Continuous Improvement Maturity Assessment (CIMA):
  • Support the CI Manager / Lead / Site or Business Unit to prepare the CIMA Assessment and follow up with the teams based on CIMA outcome
  • Process Efficiency
  • Train, coach and inspire teams in applying relevant CI tools and methodologies for improving Processes and Asset Efficiencies
     

Work Standard

  • Support process owners on development and maintenance of CI related work standards
  • Enable teams to apply and comply with work standards (e.g. SOPs, OPLs)
     

Business Impact

  • Lead or support specific business improvement projects
  • Coach project teams on applying Lean and Six Sigma tools during project execution phases
  • Drive implementation progress of assigned CI projects/programs, monitoring resource plans, project team accountabilities, change requests, deadlines, milestones, change management roadmaps, communications etc and manage periodic updates 
  • Responsible for reporting the financial and non-financial benefits for assigned improvement projects
     

Academic Background:

  • At least Bachelor's degree of any field of study
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification or equivalent required; Black Belt certification or equivalent is an advantage

 

Professional Experience:

  • Overall work experience of 2 to 4 years in continuous improvement.
  • Proven results on leading improvement projects, training and coaching;
  • Training experience with operators, shift leaders and departmental managers.
  • Exposure to cross-functional teams and projects

 

Technical Skills:

  • Good knowledge of product processing and industrialization processes.
  • Master Lean / Six Sigma tools & methodologies.
  • Good command in stakeholder management and communications.
  • Good command in process mapping and design.
  • Good knowledge of value chain diagnostics tools.
  • Good knowledge of EHS rules and guidelines.
  • General knowledge of financial concepts (e.g. OPEX, CAPEX) and tools (e.g. SAP).
  • Proficient in basic software tools with ability to learn/master new applications.

 

Our Benefits

  • Attractive package with benefits
  • Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development
  • A creative team environment that will inspire you
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • PTO and family leave

 

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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.
Every essence of you enriches our 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.
 



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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