• Do you want to be our new Continuous Improvement Lead in a global organization?

    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Bjæverskov Denmark
    Languages Required
    Danish, English
    William Cook Europe
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    For a newly established position, William Cook Europe is looking for a CI Lead to lead and design Lean Manufacturing goals and strategy. Your primary focus will be to improve our company’s operating processes and manage all continuous improvement and performance enhancing activities.


    As part of the Management Team you will support the transformation process of our business system. You will influence, coach and challenge management in adopting and implementing continuous improvement by delivering high impact projects that support business priorities. You will work cross-functionally to drive and develop projects and initiatives that supports our business with regards to safety, quality, compliance, delivery and cost.


    As part of the Management Team your responsibilities are:


    • Establishing the right principles, tools, methods and techniques in direct support of achieving business goals, improved performance, and reduce cost
    • Identifying, assessing, facilitating and designing implementation of CI-methods, techniques and procedures across the organization
    • Coordinating, implementing and reporting local CI-initiatives aligned with requirements from our global CI-function
    • Applying your experience and insight and engage with stakeholders in defining the future strategic direction and approach to implementation of value-oriented processes, systems and tools related to Lean
    • Developing the continuous improvement capabilities of our leaders and employees throughout the organization, through formal training and systematic assessment

    Your base will be at our manufacturing site in Bjæverskov, Denmark. As CI Lead, you should expect some traveling days visiting Cook Medical sites all over the world, to obtain and share knowledge across organizations.


    Compliance and quality is our foundation. Being part of a Medical Device company, you must understand the importance of integrating quality system and compliance in the solution to ensure we continue to deliver the best products in the world.


    You are an expert in continuous improvement with great interpersonal skills and experience in CI-system development and implementation.


    In this position, you will take the lead on developing and implementing the CI-system while developing mind-sets into working in new ways.


    This will further develop your ability to manage your stakeholders and at the same time be able to develop balanced solutions and introduce continuous improvement initiatives to the business, while ensuring quality and compliance. To facilitate this you are expected to have:


    • 5+ years of experience with Lean implementation or functional expertise from the Medical Device Industry, where you have had an active role working within the Lean business system
    • Hands on experience in driving projects with many stakeholders in a dynamic environment
    • Experience working with management to secure mandate and support for initiatives, ideally including experience as an internal or external consultant
    • Experience driving strategic projects and applying change and stakeholder management techniques
    • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Logistics or related discipline from an accredited university
    • Excellent communication skills and speak and write English fluently


    We offer

    Cook Medical’s company culture is based on a set of strong common values. Responsible, competent, and professional employees are our most important resource.

    We have a flat organizational structure and focus on open dialogue. Qualities such as determination, loyalty, and humor are highly appreciated. The staff of Cook Medical helps uphold the company’s philosophy of developing innovative medical solutions to raise the quality of patient treatment worldwide – we make a difference every day.

    Cook Medical offers a well-organized internal training course which is taken by all new staff to enable them to quickly gain thorough knowledge of the company.

    In addition to a salary package with pension, we offer a bonus system, health insurance, and free use of the company’s own gym.


    Further information

    Please contact Paw Skovbo, General Manager, WCE Manufacturing Entity, phone +45 5686 8529 or e-mail Paw.Skovbo@cookmedical.com.


    Written application
    Applications must be submitted no later than January 31, 2019.


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