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Our client is a very successful family business in the automotive industry with 10,000 employees at over 80 locations worldwide. We are searching a Global Director CIP (m/f/d) based in South West Germany. The responsibility of the role is to define and maintain on Senior Management Level the overall CIP practices to assure and support Group wide operational standards. The Director Global Continuous Improvement Process oversees lean manufacturing projects to improve operations and business processes across all plants; leads the implementation of cross-functional lean projects to drive standardization.
Essential Job Functions:

·         Leading Corporate CIP Team and define CIP principles

·         Ensure deployment of CIP standards in all plants

·         Define overall Group CIP targets for the Business Units

·         Ensure that the concept of CIP is understood, accepted and implemented in a sustainably manner at Management Level

·         Initiating major lean projects across Business Units to improve productivity

·         Define and monitor reporting procedures on a Group Level

·         Support BU Vice Presidents to reach improvement targets

·         Create and conduct training programs, of future lean employees and implement lean methodology along the Supply Chain

·         Ensure that plants keep focused on CIP targets to reach CIP objectives

·         Ensure that workshops are conducted and get strong attention

·         Ensure that the CIP approaches are adopted for the units beyond the plants as well.


·         Completed technical Studies as Master of Engineering or similar

·         Very good knowledge of the Toyota Production System & Lean Management

·         Very good knowledge of moderation techniques for conducting workshops

·         Profound knowledge and experience in Continuous Improvement / Kaizen / Process Management

·         Strong communication skills, also in very good English

·         Systematic and methodical work

·         Strong leadership skills

·         Dialogue ability and persuasiveness

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