CI Project Manager

  • Support
  • Tilburg

The organisation is a global supplier of advanced repairs and services for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications and repairs.  The company refurbishes and manufactures engine components, and designs and manufactures FAA-approved replacement parts for aircraft engines that are certified to meet or exceed the performance, reliability and durability specifications of original equipment manufacturer parts.  In support of land-based vehicles, the organisation employs identical engineering disciplines used to produce its FAA-certified parts.  The company serves commercial, military and industrial turbine engine operators worldwide.

The CI project manager sets up a sustainable project management program and leads improvement initiatives to support the realization of a world class manufacturing environment with the Holland facility. Ensures Safety, Quality, Delivery and Costs visibility by step-change improvement processes and systems using various improvement tools like Value Stream Mapping, Business Process Mapping, 8D, Root cause analyses, Kaizen Events, TPM, Flow, FIFO and Single point scheduling. A good engineering background will be beneficial working in a complex manufacturing environment. 

The individual will need to drive change management, effectively communicate throughout the organization and collaborate to achieve target performance and share best practices. 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this job successfully, an individual must have significant project and leadership skills. The duties and responsibilities of the Continuous Improvement project Manager regularly performed for this position are:

  • Leads project teams to develop and implement change projects that increase productivity, safety, quality and capacity.
  • Planning of multiple strategic projects, provide best in class project management to be able to meet project timelines
  • Leading the CPEx Deployment and to further develop a CPEx culture and provide technical support.
  • Coordinate, lead and execute business process, product and technical improvements.
  • Provide training and coaching in Six Sigma – Lean processes/tools 
  • Establish strategies, KPIs, priorities, project goals and assess results.
  • Lead and/or supports projects to reduce scrap and rework, active support and implementation of improvements that meet the business target needs.
  • Understand the KPI’s of the business and drive improvement actions to meet the industry targets.
  • Provide regular and ongoing feedback regarding improvement opportunities to Site Leadership team and employees
  • Facilitating, lead, run CPEx events (Kaizens) within the business     
  • Identify and eliminate process waste by continually driving a cultural shift in the organization with sustainable results.
  • Monitor progress of improvement projects by establishing reporting process metrics, and creating business performance scorecards, providing regular business management metrics including cost/performance improvement and ROI.


  • Bachelor degree in related discipline (e.g. engineering, operations management, business, etc.)
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Operational Excellence training and/or certification (e.g. 6-Sigma, Lean, Continuous Improvement, etc.)
  • 8-10 years of experience leading manufacturing or business organizations in the deployment of Operational Excellence
  • Experience in successful deployment of Lean and Six Sigma tools, including: Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Facilitation, Cellular Flow, Single-Minute Exchange of Dies, Process Flow Mapping, Kanban, Hoshin, Visual Controls, 6S, etc.
  • Ability to engage others in, facilitate consensus, obtain buy-in of senior leadership and drive for successful adoption of change initiatives.
  • A track record of continuous improvement efforts with proven timely successful sustained outcomes.
  • Fluency in statistical process control techniques
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Successful completion of a Leadership development program is desirable

Critical Success Factors For This Role 

  • Analytical/critical thinking, information analysis, problem resolution skills
  • Ability to engage others – fostering teamwork and building strong relationships, ability to understand others, lead teams and develop people.
  • Ability to influence and build relationships, motivating and inspiring others through highly effective communication and exemplary presentation skills
  • Ability to achieve business results through direct and indirect interaction, delivering business results under pressure, a champion of performance improvement with a strong customer focus

For further information contact Michiel Daamen +316-29422744

Uren: Fulltime
Opleidingsniveau: HBO/WO
Carriereniveau: Senior
Trefwoorden: Lean, Continuous Improvement, Project Manager, Productie, Verspaning, Verbeterprojecten, Proces Improvement, Tilburg, Noord Brabant, Werktuigbouwkunde