Global Operations Improvement (GOI) Expert (f/m/d)

Your Opportunity:

  • Become a Change expert and support the implementation of (lean) initiatives in the areas of process improvement, organization and capabilities, performance management, mindsets and behaviors, and voice of customer
  • Drive, oversee and monitor the implementation of (lean) initiatives defined by the sprint plan 
  • Coach relevant site supervisors, operators, and managers on tools and standards during the implementation of initiatives and support them in preparing progress reviews
  • Communicate Lean Principles into the transformed unit and master a cultural change by employing methods of change management
  • Conduct analyses on shop floor (e.g. waste walks, interviews) and document the findings 
  • Report the progress of the initiatives within the GOI team and the line organization
  • Proactively enable cross-plant communication and learning (e.g. organize visits, calls)


Your Profile:

  • Relevant Master or University degree, e.g. in (process or mechanical) engineering, production management or similar
  • Strong background in manufacturing with good track record in lean projects and/or leadership positions in a competitive production environment (e.g. production manager, foreman or project manager)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, experience with problem-solving tools (e.g. 6 Sigma)
  • Proven experience in the use of lean management tools, such as PDCA, SPC and 5S 
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels of the organization
  • Willingness to travel to SGL sites worldwide
  • Ability to work in a team and to operate under pressure, ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, additional languages are an added advantage

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Location: 

Meitingen, BY, DE, 86405 Bonn, NW, DE, 53170

Business Unit:  Corporate Functions
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON GmbH
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time


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