Continuous Improvement Leader - Europe

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN Montmelo, ES Westerlo Oevel, BE, 2260 Brussels, Brussels (Capital), BE, 1160 Sant Cugat del Valles, B, ES, 8173

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.



Job Location: This position can be based in Hazelwood, UK, in Oevel or Brussels, Belgium or in Sant Cugat or Montmeló, Spain.

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Continuous Improvement Leader - Europe

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the manufacturing industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Continuous Improvement Leader, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation as a hands-on implementation role, designed to drive the implementation of the Lubrizol Operating System (LOS) in Europe. You will coach, influence and support others to achieve goals on the manufacturing sites on Lean Methodology by driving the implementation of the Lubrizol Operating System (LOS).

As an individual contributor, you'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Your work will directly impact standardization of our facilities following 5S, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Black Belt or similar programs and methodologies.


What We're Looking For:

  • Support the development of standards and basic elements of the Lubrizol Operating System (LOS), starting with level 1 elements such as leader standard work, operations standard work, maintenance standard work, 5S, root cause corrective action, and management operating system. 
  • Assessment, training, implementation, and coaching of the LOS elements through strong leadership, onsite expertise, and experiential support.
  • As needed, work with third party consultants to create timelines, implement, and drive deliverables.
  • Support Lean Six Sigma Program, including coaching for all belt levels (Yellow, Green, Black)
  • Coach on Kaizen principles and support plant implementation of large Kaizen Events
  • Assist in productivity tracking / dashboard support for the plants.

Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an Accredited University in Engineering or Program Management
  • Chemical Industry Experience is required.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is an advantage.
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing lean methodology.
  • Successful experience with implementing Standard Work, 5S, Root Cause Analysis and other lean tools.
  • Experience in organization, cultural and technical change management is a plus.
  • Analytical Mindset with Statistical Analysis Expertise
  • Minimum 10 years of Operations/Manufacturing experience
  • Solid communication, facilitation, and project management skills
  • Working knowledge of documented management systems, such as ISO 9001 and RC14001.
  • Experience or certificates in Adult Education and Training, Corporate Education and Training, or Training Development is an asset.
  • Up to 75% domestic and some international travel to Lubrizol locations.
  • Must be willing/able to work in a plant environment.  Ability to wear all required PPE.

Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Develop your professional career with a highly respected, industry-leading, multinational company that is part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 
  • Become part of a culture that is based on accountability and empowerment and which values diversity and inclusivity. 
  • A competitive remuneration and benefits package





If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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