Operations Excellence Project Lead - Amersfoort

Apply until April 1, 2022

Operational Excellence Project Lead - Amersfoort (The Netherlands)
Do you have a passion for large, challenging projects and Operational Excellence? Are you up for a big challenge and ready to take a pivotal position to drive the next phase of Operational Excellence across the organization? And do you become enthusiastic of (re-)designing and optimizing processes, followed by a successful implementation? In which you don’t forget to manageyour multi-disciplinary project teams and other stakeholders?

Are you a strong project manager, with demonstrated hands on experience in data analyses, leading OpEx/CI projects and good social skills who is ready for a next step, working on complex projects at an international scale?

If so, we are looking for you. In our Operational Excellence Team, we have a vacancy for an:

Operational Excellence Project Lead
Fulltime, the location for this position is Amersfoort in the Netherlands and regular travel is expected to our sites in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.
Gross annual salary before tax: EUR 60.000 – EUR 90.000

Your Challenges and Tasks
As an Operational Excellence Project Lead you lead complex improvement projects, usually overarching multiple business lines, functions or sites, to impart significant impacts on the results of Nobian. You operate across all Nobian departments, sites and functional lines to drive change and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
• Drive continuous improvement in our leading organization, by applying Lean Six Sigma (L6S) where necessary, and playing an active role in promoting and cultivating the continuous improvement mindset within the organization.
• Act as a valued member of a central team of 6 Operational Excellence experts
• Carry out and participate in projects all over Nobian
• Lead, inspire and work with teams of subject matter experts
• Interact with, and influence, all levels of our organization, from management team to shopfloor
• Support and coach the CI community / other CI practitioners on our 7 production sites or elsewhere in our business

Nobian is a European leader in the production of essential chemicals for industries ranging from construction and cleaning to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. We excel in the safe and reliable supply of high-purity salt, chlor-alkali and chloromethanes, thanks to our integrated value chain and modern production sites in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

From our first salt production in 1918, we continue to innovate every day to become safer, more efficient, and sustainable to ensure the essential products of today will continue to enrich our lives tomorrow. Nobian has approximately 1,600 employees in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Hengelo, Delfzijl, Arnhem, and Deventer), Germany (Ibbenbüren, Bitterfeld and Frankfurt) and Denmark (Mariager).

Operational Excellence
Our Operational Excellence Strategy is focused on maximizing our organizational effectiveness and processes efficiency. Day after day, month after month. Why: because we believe we can always improve. Whether that is maximizing our output, or eliminating inefficiencies and frustrations. Enabling and ensuring we all can all do our work a bit better every day. Do the right things and do them first time right.

Have you got what it takes?
To be eligible for this challenging position you bring at least 4-7 years relevant work experience as an Operational Excellence / Continuous improvement specialist in a manufacturing / supply chain environment (preferably chemical industry in a central team and/or on-site experience)

Do you have a top tier consultancy background with several years experience and a demonstrated track record in the (chemical) industry, and looking for a consultancy exit? Please also do not hesitate and apply for this high impact role.

Next to this, you have:

• A Masters qualification, preferably in a ‘technical’ direction such as Engineering, Masters of Business Administration (Technical) or equivalent;
• Experience and a successful track record in managing large international projects within a diverse stakeholder field
• Data analysis skills and an appetite to work with- and make decisions based on data
• Continuous improvement mindset, affinity with Lean Six Sigma is an advantage
• Are a fast learner, communicative, flexible and entrepreneurial
• Willing and able to travel (on average 30-50% of time)
• A high standard of written and spoken English, with Dutch as an advantage
• Willingness to learn Dutch and/or German if needed
• Experience in culture change processes
• Have influencing skills


• A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
• A high standard of written and spoken Dutch and German

Do you not tick áll the boxes, but convinced you have what it takes please do not hesitate, and apply.

This is our offer
When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. A company that develops, produces and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Where employees aim high, take ownership and do it right.

Our employment package comprises:

• The opportunity to make a serious impact on our business by driving our operational excellence agenda and future proofing our business
• A permanent contract
• An excellent salary tailored to the job level, your expertise and competencies.
• An attractive bonus scheme
• 35 vacation days
• An excellent pension plan
• Learning and development opportunities plus the opportunity to request training specifically for your role and career with us

On top of that, internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers and employees.

Are you eager to start your career at Nobian as Operational Excellence Project Lead?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application via our website.

Please use the ‘apply’ link on this page, and upload your CV and job specific
cover letter.


Any questions? Then contact Paul Meester, Recruiter,  paul.meester@nobian.com.

A pre-employment screening may be part of the selection process.