Project Manager Improvements

Location: Nijmegen, Gelderland Salary: competitive
Sector: Life Sciences Type: contract


  • Realization of improvement (and repair) projects with significant business benefit.
  • Contribute to improvement of business effectiveness and efficiency:
  • Lead improvement initiatives and complex problem investigations; utilizing (Lean and Six Sigma) skills, tools and techniques to analyze and improve business processes.
  • Evaluate value stream performance (end-to-end), by drafting value stream and
  • process maps, identify opportunities for business improvement
  • Scope of improvement projects will usually not follow departmental or site
  • boundaries; in most cases multiple disciplines (e.g. Quality, Logistics, Finance) are involved.
  • Define and report (financial) benefits of improvement projects
  • Realizing ongoing behavioral change.
  • Facilitate multidisciplinary Kaizens and workshops


  • Bachelor or Master degree
  • Preferably Experience in fine chemicals/pharmaceutical industry
  • Preferably a minimum of 5 years work experience in industry from which 3 years in a manufacturing related role, or a minimum 3 years in strategy/business consulting role
  • Excellent Analytical and Problem Solving skills
  • Strong project management skills & proven ability to manage complex projects
  • Hands on experience with application of Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques, like standardized work, scientific problem solving (PDCA), value stream mapping, SMED, mistake proofing, 5S, Visual factory, DMAIC.
  • Passion for Lean / Continuous Improvement and willing to make personal change
  • Strong coaching, influencing and listening skills.
  • Customer focused, process oriented and data driven.
  • Ability to influence and communicate with all levels of the organization from shop floor to senior management
  • Good command of writing and speaking in Dutch and English

Position in the organization:

Manager (reporting) : Manager Technical Affairs

Staff : None

Fulltime (40 hours)

Startdate as soon as possible


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