Continuous Improvement Lead

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Berenkoog 67, 1822BN Alkmaar
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  • Noord-Holland

Exciting job-opportunity for LEAN fanatics with excellent peopleskills!

Making the world safer, healthier and more productive. A firm statement with which AFPRO Filters leads the international market of airfiltration. A fast growing B2B-market with diverse customers and products (standard and custom). Established in 1979, this down-to-earth company with it's roots in Alkmaar became a global marketleader with locations in Europe, China and Australia. AFPRO's ambitions are still here. For the next years AFPRO will be aiming for exponential growth in existing and new markets. An ambition in which Operations will be playing an essential role.

To further strenghten the organisation and prepare the Operations department for future growth, Objeqtive Recruitment is looking for a

Continuous Improvement Lead

AFPRO's products are being produced in the company owned production sites in China and Poland. From these locations the products (and other traded goods) are being distributed to AFPRO's warehouses in Finland, Poland and Alkmaar. From here the AFPRO products find their way to customers (B2B) globally. The Operations department consists of Manufacturing (Poland and China), Supply Chain (warehousing, transportation and planning) and Procurement. Operational Excellence within these departments is key to the success AFPRO aspires to achieve.

The Continuous Improvement Lead (CIL) reports to the Director Operations (Simon Schipper) and works closely with all functions in Operations and all other stakeholders to achieve the right service at the right costs to serve. For today's customers and to facilitate the projected business growth founded. The scope ranges from training the organization how to apply business analytics, implement the lean principles, to business analytics, to gate keeper of continuous imrpvoement in OPS, to leading cross departmental projects. The CIL is responsible for developing, maintaining and being the gate keeper for data integrity in relation to KPIs, costs dashboards and business analysis.

As CIL you will initiate, lead and support projects which are focused on cost and/or service improvements. These projects could be internal focused based Kaizen or continuous improvement concepts, or larger scale projects with other locations or external contractors. An important responsibility is to lead and support the organization in understanding and acquiring the optimal balance between costs and services founded in the 80/20 concept. KPI’s, trends and opportunities are shared with the operational leadership team, including advise on quad analyses, systems, structures, staff, ways of working (methods). This includes on-site training and to develop operational effectiveness.

Your key tasks will be:

  • Lead projects to improve costs and service position
  • Act as enabler within OPS project management and innovation;
  • Develop and maintain rock solid dashboards and KPIs, including benchmarks against industry standards or best practices.
  • Develop, implement, continuous improvement framework;
  • Identify operational trends, shortfalls for opportunities and act on this;
  • Training, mentoring, and guiding team members in project management skills based on continuous improvement and 80/20 philosophy.

The new CI leader we are looking for

is above all a person who combines strong analytical skills with great business-sense and peopleskills. During your career you have built a proven track record in process excellence. You experienced how a continuous improvement culture can contribute to the success of companies and can't wait to make significant impact within a rapidly growing company. You show strong self-initiatieve and persistance and are able to inspire and convince your collegues with sharp analysis and presentations. Next to this you are aiming to work for a company which can provide you with a lot of space for initiative and a diverse and dynamic international playground.

Next to the above, we are looking for a professional who brings:

  • Master or bachelor degree in Economics, Operations, Supply Chain
  • Excellent English language skills, Dutch is a pre
  • Excellent skills in Power BI
  • Ability to travel

Are your the continuous improvement professional AFPRO is looking for? Do not hesitate and apply today or contact Martin Dröge for more information: / +31-629435083

AFPRO offers you

A challenging new position within AFPRO and you will be joining AFPRO in a good momentum: the market is ready for growth, the means are there and the ambitious leadershipteam is present to realize the ambitions. In this position you will be able to build a continuous improvement culture within all operations departments, being backed-up by the leadershipteam and a positive workforce. AFPRO's culture is all about entrepreneurship, fast decision-making and openness.

The benefits for this position are excellent:

  • gross annual salary between €70.000 and €85.000 annually;
  • non-contributory pension
  • a lot of opportunities to further develop yourself (education and promotions)

About Objeqtive Recruitment

Objeqtive Recruitment is a specialized recruitmentagency with higher goals. We match professionals with top-employers and recruit for both permanent and interim position in Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations. We go further. We plant future. Climate-positive entrepreneurship is a structural part of our services. We plant a tree for every match and compensate the CO2-emission of your new employer. More information? Have a look at our higher goals or contact Martin Dröge via +316-29435083 or






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