Senior Operational Excellence Manager RBM
Umicore N.V.
Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
3 dagen geleden

Belgium, Brussels

Rechargeable Battery Materials

Engineering, EHS / Quality, General Management

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life.

We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage.

With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Rechargeable Battery Materials (RBM)

We are all on the move. Umicore's rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles.

Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still.

We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come

What you will be doing

As Senior Operational Excellence Manager you define the RBM operational excellence strategy and implement it on all existing and new RBM sites.

You ensure alignment between all sites about priorities and direction of improvements with continuous improvement,as well as with Process Technology&Engineering, Business IT, Quality Management and EHS !

In line with the RBM OperationalConcept for Excellence you will work on continuous improvement of the existing plants (Horizon 1) in continuous alignment with Process development & engineering in view of optimization and expansion projects (Horizon 2).

The senior operational excellence manager will support the sites by providing improvement tools, focus and prioritization and specific project and program management.

Your detailed responsibilities :

  • Define the overall RBM strategy and framework for operational excellence (covering both shopfloor continuous improvement as well as breaktrough improvement initiatives and including an overall governance structure setup)
  • Define, follow up and support with the sites the yearly Operational Excellence implementation plans
  • Work with Process Technology and Engineering during the preparation of new processes and plants : scouting, testing, evaluation,.
  • identify major OPEX impacts and potential improvements and assessment of optimal level of automation
  • Ensure coordination and alignment between RBM sites (definition of OE vision; identification, definition and prioritization of improvement projects...
  • Coordination and alignment with Process Technology & Engineering, Business IT, EHS & QM
  • Act as project owner, project manager or project team member for key technical, organizational or operational projects managed and executed by operations organization
  • Operational / technical responsible for high level VOC (voice of customer, complaint and claim) related investigations and / or projects with potential strategical impact towards the Business Unit
  • Realize team development (hiring plans, team expansion in line with BU expansion, coaching, objective setting and evaluation).
  • Who we are looking for

  • You have obtained a Master's degree in engineering or other and you have proven experience (+15 years) in an operational or operational excellence role in an industrial environment
  • You have solid project management experience
  • You have good knowledge of variety of systems and tools applied in operational excellence (lean 6 sigma, VSM, TOC, TPM, 5S) and experience in implementing operational excellence on the work floor
  • Preferably you are familiar with production, maintenance, warehousing and internal logistics, in battery materials industry or chemical process industry.
  • Good knowledge of Cathode Active material and precursor and metal manufacturing processes is certainly a plus
  • Strong cability to organize and coach your team and to organize project teams
  • You have experience with organisational change in a multi-site environment
  • Experience in working in an intercultural environment
  • You have a positive and determined approach to researching and analysing a variety of operational processes in view of optimization
  • Ability to lead and motivate as well as maintain a high morale among the members of the organization
  • Capable of leading several priorities under time restraint and meet deadlines
  • Well-developed business communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication
  • What we offer

    We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers.

    We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds.

    As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits.

    With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

    If our battery materials can power electric verhicles, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO

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