Business Excellence (CI) Manager (m/f/d)

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Ritterhude, DE, 27721

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.


The Business Excellence Manager (BEX) is the local champion of the continuous improvement initiatives for the site, as well the main point of contact of the team with the KP BEX community. Along his/her main responsibilities is the ability to capture opportunities and address solutions, finding the balance between interim and long-term solution for continuous growth of operations performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Local deployment of Business Excellence initiatives, managing the local portfolio of improvement initiatives and reporting financial benefits.
  • Identify and address local opportunities to drive improvement of OEE.
  • Deliver locally CI Workshops/trainings as 5S, Kaizen, etc, and coach teams until the project finalization.


Key competencies:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related technical field (e.g. chemical, industrial engineering, mechanical, etc)
  • Minimum 5 years of professional work experience in manufacturing roles
  • Strong practical experience in continuous improvement methodologies especially Lean and Six Sigma (Greenbelt or above), being able to lead small teams since the identification to implementation of improvement initiatives as 5S, SMED, Kaizen and Problem Solving.
  • Strong problem solving skills, being able to analyse and prioritize actions according the impact to the organization.
  • Able to lead cross-functional projects and communicate  across different levels of the organization (Operations to High level Management).
  • Computer and analytical skills required with solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel) and statistical methods, such as control charts, process capability, graphical analysis, and others
  • Fluent in German and English verbal and written


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.