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Operational Excellence Engineer

The WFDCI (Workforce development and Continuous improvement) department drives operational excellence, actively strengthening the capabilities or the employees and the organization. It is a small team with a great team spirit. There is 1 Operational Excellence Engineer in this team who reports to the Senior Manager Workforce Development & Continuous Improvement. 


Job Purpose & Responsibilities 
The purpose of this position is to provide ongoing effort to enhance the sites processes to drive the manufacturing excellence vision and improve the performance on the various value drivers inside the organization. 

  • Act as role model and lead lean cultural initiatives, facilitate lean workshops for practitioners and leadership, coach improvement initiatives, teams and learner Greenbelts. 
  • Govern the processes of Risk Management, Business Continuity, Performance Management, Operating Rhythm and Organizational Effectiveness to support management in business planning to achieve our site vision and goals.
  • Enhance the quality and consistency of SABIC manufacturing processes, products and services by standardization and application of world-class continual improvement tools and techniques.
  • Project and change management of CI initiatives.



  • University degree in chemical/technical field. 
  • You have a combination of technical operational, chemical and business process expertise.  
  • Lean Blackbelt.
  • Experience in delivering lean workshops.
  • 3 to 5 years experience in technical operational roles and ready for a next step in leading site and teams to excellence. 
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Self-starter, high level of integrity, reliable, having personal “rapport”/ authority, high emotional intelligence, able to relate to all levels in the organization (influencing and communication for impact) and able to work on various tasks at the same time. 


Further Information

Interested in this position? 
Please apply on-line by sending us your CV and motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Glenn Duggert, Corporate Recruiter on +31 6 15887339. The application closing-date is September 6th, 2021. 


Please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment are part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request depending on local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.