Global CI Manager - Antwerpen

Vacancy information

Publication date:February 27 2020
Employment type:Permanent
Sector:Food Science
Function Group:Engineering

Function Group: Engineering / Engineering Director


For Boortmalt, a multinational owned by the French cooperative AXEREAL we are looking for a Global CI Manager. Boortmalt is a rapidly growing company that grew in the past 92 years from a local company to a world player. With over 27 production facilities worldwide, Boortmalt is one of the largest malting producers in the world.

Their global organisation is focused on producing an extensive range of high-quality malt types to meet the exacting requirements of their brewing and distilling customers around the world. By using the most modern production techniques and with their far-reaching logistics capability, they can supply world markets both effectively and efficiently.


As Global Continuous Improvement Manager, you will lead the global operational activities through Operational Excellence, by developing teamwork to drive site business performance to deliver sustainable year on year performance improvement to both internal & external customers at least cost. Key in this role will be Change management of Operations functions in accordance with company business goals and complying with Group HR, SHE & Quality policies and systems.


The ideal candidate for this position is as follows:

  • Master degree in recognised tertiary-level science/engineering discipline and additional postgraduate training in lean of similar.
  • Minimum ten years within senior or managerial operational continuous improvement function in global industry, ideally with strong cross-functional experience and change management tracks.
  • Proven track record in leading a global Continuous Improvement team, with strong operational results.
  • Fully familiar with Lean Manufacturing principles, Project Management methodologies and 6 Sigma techniques.
  • Familiar with ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 & 18001 systems and HACCP/FSSC 22000.
  • Full understanding of our key business activities in order to provide targeted/focussed continuous improvement drive & support change management to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Candidate should be fluent in English (speaking Dutch, French and Spanish is an advantage)
  • Expert in Operational Excellence and emotional intelligence.
  • A leader/coach (of small groups) to create engagement at shopfloor level alongside our Plant Managers and Production Managers and within all levels of the plant organisation.
  • The attitude part/soft part is at least as important as the content (Continuous Improvement knowledge). The candidate has to be open minded and prepared to travel to all our maltings – as per business requirements.


If you want to join this worldwide malting company, they offer you:

  • A very wide range of national and international career opportunities
  • 8% bonus
  • 25 days of vacation
  • €100,000 + salary


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Kevin Prins
Senior Associate | Food (Science)




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