Continuous Improvement Manager Finance

Date: Jul 25, 2022

Location: Porto, PT

Company: Klöckner Pentaplast

kp is a leading global manufacturer of rigid and flexible packaging and special films. We have a clear goal: the sustainable protection of important everyday products. You will find our customers in markets from pharmaceuticals to food and consumer goods. With our film products, we make sure the products last longer and maintain their important properties. With this we significantly contribute to safety, health and consumer satisfaction. We are as dynamic and fast paced as the markets of our customers. Always in motion! Founded in 1965, we now have 31 factories in 18 countries and employ more than 5,900 people worldwide.


Klöckner Pentaplast is seeking a Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager Finance to join its Corporate division in Porto. The main purpose of this role is to manage and develop a highly competent and efficient CI system to support and continuously improve Finance Shared Service Centre (SSC / Center of Excellence) and also to support main stakeholders in improving Finance operations / push process optimization and standardization by leading strategic CI projects.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Assist VP Controller, Head of Finance Shared Service Centre and Managers in strategic initiatives and projects.
  • Develop CI Roadmap and future state vision
  • Identify gaps in best practice metrics and support Management in establishing and executing a strategy to improve them
  • Coach employees and other CI practitioners (Green Belts, Lean practitioners, etc.) to apply correct tools and the DMAIC milestones for continuous improvement
  • Monitor and drive the training amongst the team, ensuring recognition and implementation of idea management systems.
  • Calculation and tracking of Business Case models for CI measures, prepare forecasts and push implementation
  • Develop, implement and maintain a performance measurement system to track transactional service production

Your Profile:

  • Master/Diploma degree in Business Administration or Economics, preferably with focus on Finance
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in process management (controlling or accounting)
  • Proven experience in a multinational environment
  • Relevant experience in project management and change management
  • Proficient knowledge of Finance processes
  • Certification in Six Sigma, Lean. Black Belt certification is considered a plus
  • Knowledge in Kaizen methodology recommended
  • Familiarity with SAP or JD Edwards ERP system is an advantage
  • Excellent in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Business fluent in English is required, Portuguese is beneficial
  • Basic statistical knowledge and the ability to apply statistics to process improvement projects
  • Excellent analytical skills with an agile and communicative working style

Have we piqued your interest? Great. We look forward to receiving your application including your salary expectations and your earliest start date.

Klöckner Pentaplast is an equal opportunity employer, which makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, handicap, disability, sexual preference or marital status.