Operational Excellence Lead

Date Posted: 2023-04-03

Location: Alkmaar

City: Alkmaar

Country: Netherlands

Job Type: Operations

Please Contact: HR Team

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About the best in class company in air filtration: AFPRO

AFRO Filters has over 40 years of best in class global experience in air filtration. As the market leader in European markets and top manufacturer of air filters for protection against PM1 and other pollutants, our Operations teams is key to success. You will help to improve our processes to ensure efficient service throughout Europe.

The Operations organization contains of Manufacturing (Poland and China), Supply Chain (logistics warehousing, transport and planning), Procurement (materials and services). Operations manufactures and distributes the right air filter product at the right place and time at the right costs.

The Operations Leadership Team welcomes you with open arms. This is a great opportunity to grow your career at a leading global company in air filtration.

The Job

The team: You will be part of a small multi country team with its supportive leader Simon Schipper (Operations Director); and experienced colleagues like Frank Wiedijk (Supply Chain) or Miłosz Kościelski (Country Manager Poland) to learn from.

You will drive Operational Excellence: You will have plenty of opportunities to influence continuous improvement, decisions, implement changes and make a visible impact on AFPRO. The Operational Excellence Lead -OEL- works closely with all functions in Operations -production, supply chain, procurement- and other stakeholders to achieve the right service at the right costs to service.

Main responsibilities:

  • For today’s customers and to  facilitate the projected business growth founded in the 80/20 principles. The scope ranges from training the organization how to implement the lean principles, to business analytics, to gate keeper of 80/20 in OPS, to leading cross departmental projects. The OEL is the gate keeper for data integrity in relation to KPI’s, costs dash boards and business analysis.
  • The OEL leads and supports projects which are focused on cost an/or service improvements. These projects could be internal Kaizen and Lean activities or larger scale projects with external contractors. An important focus point is to on lead and support the organization in understanding and acquiring the optimal balance between costs and services founded in the 80/20 concept.
  • KPI’s, trend and and opportunities are shared with the operational leadership team, including advise on quad analyses, systems, structures, staff, ways of working (methods). This includes on-site training and to develop operational effectiveness.
  • Targets for the KPIs are focused on the right behavior and performance from the OPS Team. The OEL will monitor progress against set targets with respect to effectiveness, timelines, use of systems and data, deadlines and skills.
  • When possible the OEL will work directly with the team to analyze the processes, systems, structures and working (methods) and help organize on-site training and development stimulating knowledge building/sharing.



What we offer

AFPRO is a world class employer with a great company pride and culture. Our values: trust, being bold, focus on excellence in execution, employees act as a real leader and we are one -Nr. 1- team. Our leadership culture focuses us on developing talent internally and leading with humility.

Reports to:         Operations Director, Simon Schipper

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