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Utrecht Full Time 14-12-2017 req28610 Contract Logistics

Global Vice President Continuous Improvement – Contract Logistics


Job description

To develop and deliver the Kuehne + Nagel Production System strategy into Kuehne + Nagel Contract logistics Business Unit through the development of a clear lean six sigma philosophy and toolset in line with the Kuehne + Nagel business strategy.

Responsibility for alignment and buy in of all Kuehne + Nagel Production System and Operational leadership to ensure a standardised global deployment, from a Process, People and Systems perspective including, development of Lean 6Sigma expertise, productivity management tools, site maturity development, and support and sponsorship of the Deep Dive Value Stream analysis programme.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Overall global management responsibility of the Kuehne + Nagel Production System (LEAN 6Sigma)
  • Development of the Kuehne + Nagel Production System strategy in line with the Kuehne + Nagel Contract Logistics Business Strategy
  • Definition of business requirements and specification of the Kuehne + Nagel Production system, in alignment with regional and corporate operations management
  • Design and monitor the execution of the global roll out plan for the Kuehne + Nagel Production System including the monitoring of all global Kuehne + Nagel Production System targets , from a People , Process and Systems perspective
  • Visibility and coordination of implementation projects to enable know how and resource sharing between the regions
  • Management of the Kuehne + Nagel Production System implementation project cycle on program level, including the development of KPI’s and solutions in order to improve operational processes, site maturity, and productivity
  • Secure efficient and seamless cooperation between regions and corporate support
  • Definition, implementation and enforcement of Kuehne + Nagel Production System usage through  Kuehne + Nagel Excellence Maturity assessment processes and guidelines
  • Definition of standard best practice processes templates for benchmarking and continuous improvement processes, to be included in the Kuehne + Nagel Production system
  • Focus on developing approach, developing the people, and delivering productivity improvement
  • Functional leadership of the global Kuehne + Nagel Production System community in a matrix environment
  • Management of a direct team of Master Black Belt Lean 6Sigma experts and project managers in the delivery to Kuehne + Nagel regions of the Kuehne + Nagel Production System methodologies and tools
  • Interaction with National and Regional Operational leadership to create momentum for Kuehne + Nagel Production System deployment across the globe

Your skills and experience

  • University graduate or above
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and minimum 10 years as a Lean Practicioner
  • At least 5 years of international experience
  • At least 5 years of the direct leadership experience
  • Minimun 10 years of experience in contract logistics
  • More than 5 years of experience in operations and project management
  • Strong team leader capabilities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent in English, fluent second language is an asset

Good reasons to join

Are you curious to work in a highly motivated team with the aim to bring innovative change to the organization?We offer roles in development, training and systems support as well as continuous improvement and the key to success is teamwork.


Manuel Studiger
HR Generalist
Corporate HR

Kuehne + Nagel Management AG
Dorfstrasse 50
CH-8834 Schindellegi

About Kuehne + Nagel

With over 70,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions. Further information can be found at

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Job details

Utrecht Full Time 14-12-2017 req28610 Contract Logistics