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Utrecht Full Time req47747 Contract Logistics

Global Master Black Belt | Utrecht  req47747

This role is responsible for liaison with the Global Kuehne + Nagel Production System (KNPS) Team for ensuring that a standardized approach for program deployment and development is used across all sites.


The Corporate Master Black Belt trains, mentors and coaches the Black Belts in the KNPS principles, tools and techniques with a view to them being certified to an external standard. The aim is to further develop our highly skilled and knowledgeable team of Continuous Improvement professionals through the employment of this individual.


  • Senior role to work closely with the Vice President of Continuous Improvement to takes a lead role in the development of KNPS training development globally. To support regional Continuous Improvement activities that focus on the delivery of global leadership development targets
  • Closely work with stakeholders in developing, coaching and helping them to understand and achieve the future levels of KNExcellence
  • Supports KNPS deployment globally by developing and governing the KNExcellence maturity model as the long term roadmap
  • Ensure local maintenance of KNExcellence standards by providing guidance, experience, pre and full assessments
  • Ensure that all Black Belts are trained, supported and coached through identifying each individual’s development requirements to certified level
  • To act as the ‘go to person’ Globally for all KNPS activities in terms of detailed knowledge of tools and techniques
  • Manage and develop strategy and projects on-time, to specification and within the approved budget on behalf of both the project sponsors and the regions within KNPS guidelines


  • Expert in Lean Six Sigma tools at Master Black Belt level (competent to train at Black Belt level)
  • Proven experience (5-10 years+) in Continuous Improvement in any operational environment (Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain etc)
  • Project management skills
  • Influencing, coaching and people engagement skills
  • Proven 3-4 years’ experience ideally at a Management/Senior operational role on site
  • People/line management experience
  • Numerical/analytical skills (specialist in using and analysing data)
  • Financially aware (experience in use of management accounts/P+L)
  • Training experience at a variety of levels from shop floor to executive level
  • Fluency, written and spoken in English
  • Willingness and ability to travel (avg. 3-4 days per week)


Kuehne + Nagel is successful because all our employees are engaged and motivated in what they do every day. We are committed to deliver high quality solutions to our customers and are proud to be a strong leader in the logistics industry. We offer opportunities where you can grow your expertise, shape/optimize processes and apply/create innovative solution concepts.. We look forward to receiving your application. Deadline for applications: 31.05.2019


With over 82,000 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


Zarah-Marleen Schickler


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Utrecht Full Time req47747 Contract Logistics

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