GELITA is the worlds' leading manufacturer of collagen proteins. At 21 sites on all continents we produce collagen proteins for countless products – from food over pharmaceuticals to technical appliances. Collagen peptides play an important role in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals against joint and bone pain, for muscle growth, weight loss and to reduce wrinkles. With more than 2.400 employees that are coordinated from the headquarters in Eberbach, Germany, the GELITA group generated a revenue of about 700 million Euros in 2017. GELITA is a supporting member of the Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar.

Manager (m/f) Global Operational Excellence
Location: Headquarters Eberbach

Your responsibilities:

  • Managing and prioritizing our global operational excellence program, you’ll be a key player on our way to operational excellence.
  • In this highly challenging role you’ll not only set up guidelines and systems for local organizations and roll outs but also motivate and encourage people from all levels and backgrounds to adopt a continuous improvement mentality.
  • In this context you’ll drive and coordinate a companywide operational excellence network, investigate continuous improvement “Best in Class” philosophies and implement appropriate tools that foster operational excellence.
  • Seeing the big picture as well as the detail, you’ll link improvement opportunities to the overall strategy, set up internal training networks and act as a trainer and facilitator.

Your qualification:

  • Diploma in process, mechanical or industrial engineering combined with an over five years’ manufacturing track record in a leading role in an international industrial environment
  • Well-versed with the processes in the chemical, food or pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with continuous improvement tools such as LEAN, 6 Sigma and TPM, best practices, performance standards and project management
  • Strong intercultural competence, outstanding people management, interpersonal and communication skills in both English and German
  • Result driven personality, with a hands-on-mentality, the ability to deal with resistance and the willingness to frequent international travels

Please send your full application including salary expectation and earliest possible starting date.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Benjamin Golling on +49 (0)6271/84 2048.

We are looking forward to receiving your application.