Sr Continuous Improvement Engineer (LEAN Black Belt)

Sr Continuous Improvement Engineer (LEAN Black Belt)

We are looking for a driven, analytical, inspiring and team playing Sr Continuous Improvement Engineer

Sr Continuous Improvement Engineer (LEAN Black Belt)

We are looking for a driven, analytical, inspiring and team playing Sr Continuous Improvement Engineer

You develop an Operational Excellence program for the Group based on both local best practices as LEAN and Supply Chain excellence principles. You build and maintain a team of central & local continuous improvement engineers and lead continuous improvement projects throughout the group focused on a.o. sales order cycle time reduction, reduction of change-over times and increase of run speed. In addition, you realize the OG Operations 2025 ambition to unite reliability and responsiveness with efficiency.

What do we expect from you?

  • Bachelor- or Master degree in Mechanical-, Electrical- or Industrial Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 15 years of industry experience in improvement projects and/or management roles within manufacturing environment(s)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-moving and ambiguous environment
  • You are hands-on and are comfortable in both the board room and on the shop floor. You can easily connect with people and help people connect to each other. You transfer knowledge and experience in a comprehensible way and size problems to the level that people can handle them. You make people smile and feel proud of their accomplishments
  • You are the generalist engineer: you’ve got a proven track-record in delivering successful projects with tangible results across various departments
  • Knowledge of modern manufacturing, quality and safety procedures
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. Preferably certified (theoretical and practical) Green- or Black Belt
  • Flexibility to travel within Northern Europe
  • Excellent Dutch and English communication skills - both verbally & written

Optimum Group

Optimum Group (OG) is a leading Northern European labels platform offering a variety of labeling solutions.  We focus on the attractive small/medium-sized customer segment through its high-service offering with short lead times and high flexibility. We are active in a variety of end-markets with a leading position in the packaged food and retail sectors with well-invested state-of-the-art printing facilities focused on a variety of labels.

OG is headquartered in Breda (NL) and employs over 1,000 FTE. Production sites are located in The Netherlands (8), Belgium (1), Germany (3) and Denmark (4). Our ambition is to establish strong no.1 position in SME-market of self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging services of NW-Europe.

Do you want to be a part of our team? Let’s meet!

If you recognize yourself in this profile, please send your application to Sandra Kubicki (Senior HR Advisor), sandra.kubicki@optimumgroup.nl.


Do you have any questions about this position? You can contact Miriam van der Plaat, COO, on +31 (0) 61 058 67 46.

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