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  • Location

    Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

  • Job title:

    Operational Excellence Lead EU Supply Chain

  • Sector:

    Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical

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Operational Excellence Lead
Location: Breda
Start: ASAP
Please note: This is a temporary position

We are looking for an Operational Excellence Lead overseeing and executing various projects and/or programs within the OE strategy of the EU Supply Chain, including the company’s current LEAN transformation. The position will report into the Senior Manager Supply Chain Distribution, Warehousing & Innovation

* Accountable for key project & program deliverables per timelines

* Manage and execute on established projects/programs within OE strategy
* Facilitate root cause analysis and problem-solving sessions (fishbone / 5-why)
* Develop detailed planning assigned workstream(s)
* Support and guide yellow/green belt project implementations
* Regularly communicate on status
* Act as part of EU SC Operational Excellence team and LEAN transformation project team

The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combination of education, experience and knowledge, or the equivalent.
Minimum Requirements

* Master’s degree or equivalent related to Supply Chain / Logistics or Business Administration
* Understanding of Operational Excellence and LEAN principles
* Experience in working in an international environment, ability to liaise/communicate effectively with cross-functional teams
* Fluency in English, in both oral and written communication

Preferred Requirements
* Proven track record in LEAN management (Green Belt certified)
* Good understanding of GDP and pharmaceutical regulations
* Ability to navigate in a matrix organization with strong internal and external network relations
* Solid understanding of warehouse operations, systems and supply chain concepts

* High learning agility, self-directed and results-oriented
* Analytical and strong conceptual thinking
* Hands-on and pragmatic
* Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, for multiple levels in organization, including presentations
* Demonstrated capability to influence others to deliver results