Continuous Improvement Lead

Life Science
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  • As Continuous Improvement Lead you will be responsible for the implementation of the IMEx continuous improvement element and the development and support of the right first time and human performance program. 
  • You lead the continuous improvement meetings and update the boards and coordinate project prioritization.
  • You provide support and maintain oversight of the various continuous improvement projects within the department.
  • You track impact of the continuous improvement projects to the continuous improvement goals.
  • You hold project owners accountable for updates and milestone completion.
  • You report continuous improvement effectivenes metrics.
  • You assure adherence to the continuous improvement element operating standards.
  • You coach colleagues within the department in the correct application of human performance projects.
  • You lead and coach the team on problem solving and root cause analysis tools.


  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Science or equivalent through experience.
  • Trained in right first time, green belt methodology, ...
  • Experience in managing and implementing Lean projects.
  • Experience in project work.
  • Experience with coaching colleagues in a project environment.
  • Experience in process standardization and Operational Excellence.
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical / GMP environment is a plus.
  • Practical experience with lean management and continuous improvement.
  • Experience in promoting a Right First Time culture in a production environment.
  • Fluent knowledge of Dutch and English.
  • Strong analytical skills, pragmatic, autonomous.
  • Strong communicator with strong social skills (committed, motivating, listening, open mind,..) both with workers, employees and executives.
  • Strong coaching and interpersonal skills.

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