Plant Continuous Improvement Manager

Job ID:  38411

Weißenthurm, Rhineland-Palatinate , DE

Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree
Location Type:  On-site
Talent Area:  Operational Excellence

Trivium Packaging is a global sustainability leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide, nearly 8,000 employees, and an annual revenue of approximately €3.0 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care, and premium beverages.

Trivium wants to shape the industry and has embarked on an ambitious transformation journey. In the near term, focus is on building & upskilling the team, deciding where to play & how to win, and increasing financial performance by executing the Trivium Business System (commercial, operational, and supply chain excellence). Sustainability is embedded in our materials and in our actions. Trivium has ambitious sustainability targets and focuses exclusively on products that are infinitely recyclable. Our company sustainability journey has been awarded with a Platinum medal by EcoVadis, the world’s leading rating agent who allocated this award only to the top 1% of the >75000 companies reviewed. Sustainability is embedded in each and every function at Trivium, it‘s in our DNA. The global head office is at Amsterdam Airport; however, many people work in virtual teams from different countries. Our culture is results-driven, entrepreneurial, informal, and highly multicultural. Our people have a high degree of responsibility. 



....To expand our European OpEx team, we are currently recruiting for a Plant Continuous Improvement Manager


Location: Weißenthurm bei Koblenz

Start date: As soon as possible



Role description

As the Plant Continuous Improvement Manager you will lead a team of 3 change agents and will be the key person as the major driving factor for the plant transformation. Next to that, in this role you are the key contact for the transformation on site and supports leaders and employees on adopting new operating models and ways of working to become best in class in our industry and strive to Operational Excellence. This position partners with employees at various levels throughout the organization to drive the consistent and timely implementation of management practices, e.g. lean management and other continuous improvement projects. 

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist with deployment and execution of Operational Excellence program for the site
  • Make plant manager and his plant leadership team successful in implementing Operational Excellence by implementing Trivium Business Standard. (wich is based on lean, WECOM philosophy)
  • Build credibility on new way of working through direct, personal engagement with leaders and employees together with the team of Change Agents.
  • Support the analysis and reporting on the adoption of the new ways of working, including escalating identified roadblocks to execution of the transformation.
  • Develop  solutions and resolve the most complex issues through notable depth and organizational experience in Trivium Business System.
  • Synthesizes information into concise insights for the transformation leadership team.
  • Assist in mentoring employees on the tools required by the new methodology to obtain results and maintain controls after implementation. Provide professional or technical growth through assignment, mentoring, or training. 
  • Ensure and provide regular updates/meetings with site team consisting of Plant Management Team, and supporting Plant Manager in updating senior


Key Skills & Experience


  • Technical studies as a background or comparable experiences in an industrial / production environment
  • 3-5 years experience on implementing lean tools/techniques on Gemba as a project leader of x-functional teams in a manufacturing environment.
  • Profound knowledge of Lean/Wecom/6Sgima tools and techniques especially on root cause problem solving, performance management, value stream management and work place organization (5S)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and manage data-driven and results-oriented transformation programs in manufacturing environment autonomously that achieve the targeted goal. 
  • Experience leading teams to achieve challenging goals
  • Experience managing stakeholders at multiple levels 
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills with a large informal network within the organization 
  • Strong organizational skills and good judgment; must be a team player, positive, flexible, and creative
  • Strong coaching, training and facilitation skills; ability to manage group interactions
  • Demonstrated creative thinker and problem solver 
  • Fluency in German and English, writing and speaking
  • Comfortable operating in a fast paced and dynamic test and learn environment



Job Complexity and Challenges

  • Mindset change – new way of working and thinking
  • Working in a matrix environment i.e. work with local management, work stream leaders, local and Group HR, other Group functions such as Quality and external consulting teams.
  • High visibility to Trivium’s top management


What we offer

  • Working in a healthy organization with supportive atmosphere
  • Entrepreneurial Work Environment
  • Opportunity to work with very impactful accounts in Europe
  • Team spirit for our goals and visions
  • Individual people development programs
  • Autonomy & accountability for areas of responsibility
  • Attractive salary packages
  • High-performance culture with impressive and experienced colleagues from the industry and consulting firms




To reach our goals, we know we need colleagues at all levels who are truly diverse in every way. That’s why we are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people and It’s business critical for us to ensure all our people have what they need to perform at their best and can be their true selves at work.