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Lean & Continuous Improvement Expert (all genders)

for Europe, CIS & Turkey region

About you

You are a LEAN management expert and familiar with all the respective LEAN methods. You appreciate the opportunity of introducing new tools to make processes more efficient, and your main driver is the result you will see when you improve efficiency. You know how to empower colleagues and stakeholders by training and educating them. Developing and improving processes and people is what motivates you. You have great stakeholder management skills, and with your effective communication style you easily convince people around you of your ideas and plans. You work well in a matrix-organization and thrive in a culture where constant change and improvement are key words. With your pragmatic hands-on approach, you are achieving results by translating tools and concepts into concrete ‘actions’ that work for people in our production facilities. You are willing to travel to RHI Magnesita locations in Europe up to 60 % of your working time.


In addition, you have:

  • Profound experience in a role with a LEAN manufacturing and continuous improvement focus
  • A relevant educational background
  • Lean Six Sigma certification, preferably Green or Black Belt
  • Solid know how of health & safety and quality topics in a manufacturing environment
  • Solid language skills in English and German


About the job

As a LEAN and Continuous Improvement (CI) Expert for Europe, CIS and Turkey your main target is to promote a LEAN and CI mindset in the whole European Operations network. In this role you will be travelling to our production sites in Austria, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, France and Turkey. You will play a crucial role in improving processes and increase efficiency. You will be the interface between the Global Lean team and our local Lean managers who are based at our local production sites. You will collaborate closely with all leaders in the region in order to ensure that LEAN principles and tools are understood, implemented and used to keep our people safe, continuously increase the efficiency of our operations and achieve highest quality standards. You will be reporting directly to the Head of Operations Europe.


Your tasks will include:

  • Deployment of Lean philosophy and continuous improvement mindset in the 15 production plants in Europe, CIS & Turkey
  • Identification of productivity levers, including development and implementation of action plans
  • Training people on all levels of the organization to enable them to continuously improve their respective workplace & processes
  • Sharing of best practices across countries & facilities
  • Management of your team of Lean & CI - and Reliability Experts


Why you should work for RHI Magnesita

You will perform in a customer focused environment. We live innovation and appreciate an open and pragmatic way of working. From our leaders we expect to drive our further transformation, to engage our people and to give direction. RHI Magnesita is a company where you can be yourself and where not only your resume and experience, but also your personality counts. We aim for global consistency in compensation policies, but also consider local common practices. RHI Magnesita is committed to support its employees through various means to enable the best possible performance.


We offer: 

  • Challenging and diverse tasks within a multicultural and passionate working environment
  • A responsible position with a high scope for action
  • Cross-functional collaboration with open-minded and innovative teams
  • Flat hierarchies with short decision-making processes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Attractive training and development opportunities across all career stages
  • Attractive remuneration packages including bonus program
  • Local benefits such as daily meal allowance, free parking garage as well as other corporate benefits
  • Full-time position at one of our production plants in either Urmitz, Niederdollendorf or Marktredwitz


Sounds like you?

Please apply online – we are looking forward to your application. Due to data privacy reasons applications via e-mail cannot be taken into consideration.                                                                        

At RHI Magnesita everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply. We evaluate applications based on required qualifications and regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status. At RHI Magnesita we appreciate the value of diverse teams.


About RHI Magnesita

RHI Magnesita is the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions which are critical for high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200°C in a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals and glass. Our purpose is to master heat, enabling global industries to build sustainable modern life. With a vertically integrated value chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves customers globally, with around 12,000 employees in 30 main production sites and more than 70 sales offices. RHI Magnesita pursues an innovative and industry-leading path in technological development and sustainability, including CO2 emissions reduction technology.


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