Continuous Improvement Manager - Antwerp


QTC Recruitment is a reliable recruitment partner, specialising in search and selection of professionals in the life sciences industry. We provide tailored services all over Europe, offering a search proposal to find specialised candidates for demanding positions in a competitive labour market. Through decades of experience in life sciences recruitment, we have developed an extensive network of leading employers and specialists in Europe. Our goal is to make both clients and candidates happy with a new job opportunity or a matching specialist through our reliable, transparent, and personal way of doing business. QTC is all about making a difference for you on Quality, Time and Cost.


For an international malting company we are looking for a Continuous Improvement Manager that will be responsible for all sites located in Europe. In this role you will report directly to the Group Operations Excellence Manager. It’s your goal to deliver sustainable year on year improvements to both internal and external customers at most optimal cost. To accomplish this goal you will proactively contribute to the operational activities through Operational Excellence and develop teamwork to drive site business performance.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and driving the operational excellence team
  • Ensuring production is running on customer needs
  • Setting and monitoring internal KPI’s
  • Setting SOP’s
  • Reporting operational performance
  • Analysing operations and CI
  • Optimising quality, safety, cost and cycle times
  • Leading site teams for CI
  • Benchmarking site to “best in business”


  • You have preferably a Master in engineering
  • You have minimal five years experience in a senior or management role in engineering and/or improvement
  • Great understanding of lean manufacturing
  • Excellent experience with project management
  • Worked in an international organisation
  • Familiar with ISO and HACCP
  • Perfect command of English, Dutch and French are a plus
  • Able to travel to all the sites located in Europe


In case you are interested in this job, or would like to know more, feel free to contact me directly.


Kelly van der Laan
Associate Food (Sciences)




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