Continuous Improvement Manager - Antwerp or Burry St. Edmond

Function Group: Engineering / Engineering Manager


BOORTMALT, a multinational owned by the French cooperative AXEREAL, the French cooperative TEREOS and the investment funds TEMASEK and UNIGRAINS, is a rapidly growing company that grew in the past 92 years from a local company to a world player and is looking for a Continuous Improvement Manager. With over 27 production facilities worldwide, Boortmalt is one of the largest malting producers in the world. Our global organisation is focused on producing an extensive range of high-quality malt types to meet the exacting requirements of our brewing and distilling customers around the world. By using the most modern production techniques and with our far-reaching logistics capability, we can supply world markets both effectively and efficiently.


Located in Antwerp you will focus on all plants in Europe with the 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 developing 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, analysing operations and CI, leading site teams for CI and benchmarking site to “best in business”. You will report directly to the Group Operations Excellence Manager.


  • 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 and Dutch, French is a plus
  • Able to travel to all the sites located in Europe


If you want to join the “Masters of malt”, we offer a very wide range of national and international career opportunities, an attractive salary and benefits.


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

Kelly van der Laan
Senior Associate Food (Sciences)


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