Operational Excellence Manager (m/w/d) Sugar Division

  • Mannheim, Ochsenfurt, Offenau, Offstein (Obrigheim), Plattling, Rain, Roye, Tienen, Wabern, Wroclaw, Zeitz
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Südzucker Group is an international company at home in more than 30 countries. As a leading integrated group of companies, we want to contribute to a livable, healthy and sustainable world with plant-based solutions for nutrition, energy and beyond. Around 18,000 employees work to achieve this in our five segments.

The OpEx Manager drives performance improvement for Sugar Division factories. The role supports the implementation of change and the development of a culture of continuous improvement to achieve sustainable results through the application of methodologies, prioritisation, benefit assessment and sharing of best practices for the division. In addition, the role supports the continuous development of OPTIMUM with the Head of OpEx in the Sugar Division, to whom this roles reports.

Your Tasks

  • Management and implementation of improvement projects in and in cooperation with the local improvement organisation on site
  • Coaching, training and supporting local teams on complex improvement and change initiatives; supporting OPTIMUM projects within the organisation and facilitating implementation actions
  • Developing and coordinating the introduction of standards and guidelines relating to OPTIMUM methods and processes
  • Spreading the continuous improvement culture and building the divison wide OPTIMUM community and a Sugar Division network for continuous improvement


Your Profile

  • Proven experience in Lean Management and / or Lean Six Sigma
  • Effective interpersonal skills in a multinational environment.
  • Passion to get the best out of people by creating resonance with an emotionally intelligent leadership style, developing their skills to encourage intrinsic passion, including strong coaching skills. Execution orientated, with a strong sense of focus, prioritisation and urgency to deliver tangible results.
  • Proactive with a strong desire to drive change self-motivated to exceed expectations.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional analytical project management skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English and German. Other languages are a plus.
  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Willingness to travel in Europe (up to 50%)


We Offer

  • Interesting and varied tasks in a future-oriented environment
  • Attractive remuneration inclusive social benefits
  • Cooperative work environment and open communication
  • Contributing to the balance of private and professional life
  • 30 days vacation per year

If you are interested in working for a international food company and you want to contribute to the development, we appreciate your application about our career portal.

Südzucker promotes diversity! All employees (m/f/d) are welcome at our company, regardless of gender, cultural, religious or social background, sexual orientation or identity, origin or disability.


If you have any further questions please contact:

Luisa Closmann

phone: 0621-421462