Cargill Continuous Improvement Deployment Expert Europe in Mechelen, Belgium

Continuous Improvement Deployment Expert Europe

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location(s): Multiple locations in Europe are possible. Netherlands preferred.

Travel: mainly European travel required – 50% - 80% of the time.

Accountable for providing Continuous Improvement expertise and services across manufacturing, transactional and cross-functional practice areas. Conducts activities related to the leadership, governance and control; project execution, value realization in their domain and measurement; capability and culture development; business partnership and stakeholder management; and people and talent management.

The Continuous Improvement Deployment Expert is responsible to drive the Continuous Improvement culture at the BOSC (Business Operations and Supply Chain) locations in CSST (Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers) Europe.

Major Tasks

  • Drive and monitor the implementation of a CI governance structure.

  • Regularly review and adapt the Continuous Improvement Roadmap on site level according to learnings from deployments.

  • Provide input & support to the CSST group CI team.

  • Drive the lean Six Sigma projects portfolio in alignment with CSST BOSC Europe management and the local plant managers, ensuring an annual productivity gain. Coach and mentor the Black Beltsin the organization to deliver the agreed project values.

  • Drive, expand and follow up on the site’s CI capabilities (Operator Care, 5 “why”, 5 “S”, Standard Work, Kaizen Workshops, Stable Ops, Six Sigma, DFSS) through coaching and training to enhance the CI culture in the location in cooperation with the CSST Group Continuous Improvement Manager.

  • Lead and drive Continuous Improvement strategies to be incorporated in the local business plan(s)/roadmap(s).

  • Stay aligned with the CSST Group Continuous Improvement program.

  • Support the transitioning of the organization towards a more proactive Continuous Improvement culture through coaching, consulting and influencing.

  • Execute regional-cross location projects according to the Continuous Improvement approaches for Lean and Six Sigma.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent.

  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification.

  • 8-10 years CI experience in operational and/or maintenance processes.

  • Proven track record on implementing a CI culture, both on the shop floor as well as at management levels.

  • Background in working in an industrial continuous process environment.

  • Experience managing a CI program over multiple locations.

  • Basic knowledge of most common Maintenance and Reliability methods.

  • Coaching and excellent communication skills.

  • Effective stakeholder management skills.

  • Business fluency in one of the local languages (French, Italian, Dutch or German) and English.

  • Proven ability to lead, influence and develop others.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Process Optimization/Project Management

Primary Location Belgium-VAN-Mechelen

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: REG01458