Operational Excellence Specialist (all genders)


Full time


Are you ready for new challenges in an international and innovation-driven environment where you can make a difference? Apply and join our team, be curious, learn, grow, and develop your career together with us. We promise: you are in for a special ride!


The location of the role is in: Wiesbaden

Other German RHI Magnesita locations possible


About the job

As a Global Operational Excellence Specialist, you will be a part of the global team reporting to the Head of Operational Excellence. In this position, you will act as the global change agent and facilitator on the Operations Excellence Transformation journey. You will also collaboratively implement the Operations Excellence vision, strategy, and policies, as well as develop and deploy the RHI Magnesita Operations Excellence System (OES production system). Your focus lies in the further rollouts and maintenance of the RHI Magnesita OES to ensure global standardization, cost-effectiveness, and competitiveness. In this role, you will be travelling to RHI Magnesita locations globally for up to 50% of your working time.


In addition, your tasks will include:

  • Driving and supporting all lean activities
  • Deploying standards and description of methods & processes and developing respective documentation
  • Analysing processes or disruptions, identifying weak points, developing solutions and supporting the implementation
  • Evaluating costs & benefits of the project and controlling the implementation of measures
  • Preparing, distributing and training subject and method knowledge and sharing best practices


About You

You are a strong communicator with a collaborative attitude. With your great enthusiasm and creative mindset, you bring new ideas to the table, not only as an individual but also together with your colleagues. You work well in cross-functional teams and are not afraid to take responsibility and make decisions. With your hands-on mentality, structured approach and analytical skills, you proactively seek to improve the status quo. You see change as something positive, can adapt quickly and you like to courageously help shaping the future of RHI Magnesita.


What we expect from you in terms of


Education & Skills

  • A technical university degree & profound lean management know how
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • SAP and Power BI knowledge will be an advantage



  • English – Proficient/Fluent
  • German – Proficient/Fluent
  • Any other language will be considered an asset (e.g. Czech, Portuguese, Chinese)


Work Experience

  • Several years of relevant working experience


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

  • Attractive remuneration packages according to collective agreement, including bonus programme
  • Local benefits such as daily meal allowance, free parking garage as well as other corporate benefits
  • RHIM Academy for your ongoing learning & development, including full LinkedIn Learning catalogue
  • Possibility of up to 50% home office (depending on position)
  • Job bike


Sounds like you?

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.

We kindly ask you to submit your application online and in English. Due to data privacy reasons, applications via e-mail cannot be taken into consideration. Should you have any questions about this position, please contact us at:

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About RHI Magnesita

We are the acknowledged technology leader in the refractory industry. Our company is defined by people. We are committed to diversity and know that multiple approaches, perspectives and backgrounds fuel creativity and innovation. It is our aspiration to build a workplace culture where everyone feels valued, engages, and can enjoy a truly inclusive environment and the diverse voices of our employees are heard. We foster a collaborative culture that cherishes ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages open-mindedness, reliability, pragmatism, and innovation.


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