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Continuous Improvement Specialist to AkzoNobel

Publicerad 2021-01-08

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Malmö, SE

Company: AkzoNobel

Do you share our passion for continuous improvement? Would you like to join our journey to be the leader in our industry and unleash the full potential in the way we operate?

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Nordsjö, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. In the Nordics we have commercial operations in all countries, production and development (R&D) sites in Sweden and employee around 1 200 people. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 32,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please go to

We are currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Specialist to our site in Malmö. This is an exciting opportunity for you who would like to take our continuous improvement journey to the next level and at the same time, be offered great possibilities to grow within CI. 

What you will do?
AkzoNobel are using what we call ALPS (AkzoNobel Leading Performance Systems), ensuring company-wide standardized processes, a culture of continuous improvement, process-centric behaviours, company values and required capabilities. ALPS focusses on Manufacturing - mainly production, maintenance, technology and QC – but also reaches Supply Chain, Procurement, HSE and Engineering. As our CI Specialist you support the business by driving CI and operational excellence initiatives focusing on both technical and non-technical aspects. With ALPS implemented, our focus is to ensure it gets fully used and successfully absorbed into our daily work where you will be taking the important role in visualizing the profits of working with CI. You will help to engage by proving the value it brings for the organization by support, coach and train key stakeholders and employees.

Who you are?
To be successful in this position we believe that you have an analytical and structured mindset in the way of working. You are a good team player with networking skills and a strong ability to communicate on all levels in the organization. You are able to drive change and improvements by creating engagement and we believe you enjoy working in high pace within a changing environment. Key competencies that we see you possess are:

  • Degree within a technical, business or economic field
  • 5+ years relevant working experience in similar roles on an operational level, e.g production, maintenance, logistics, process engineering, continuous improvement
  • Experience in change processes and continuous improvement tools; Lean and/or Six Sigma implementations/certifications or similar is a strong advantage
  • Proved capability within project management
  • Fluent in Swedish and English, written and spoken  Not at least and one of the most important qualities is to show your passion for your profession and your unpretentious attitude. In this role, much of the CI work is still undone and you should be ready to roll up your sleeves to get the job done together with the business. You are a genuine team player who wants to contribute to our success – to grow and deliver and be the leader in our industry. 
Why should you work at AkzoNobel?
At AkzoNobel we offer a warm and inclusive atmosphere where we work together as one to reach our goal of being the reference in color and protection. With focus on diversity and innovation we actively work with our co-workers for you to thrive and continuously develop. This is also the basis to why we were appointed one of Sweden’s Career companies 2021. We offer you an international environment where you will take on rewarding and challenging projects that will broaden your senses and challenge you. You will work with competent and like-minded colleagues whom share your attitude and enthusiasm. Welcome to us!

Your application
We welcome people from all different backgrounds who see sustainability, safety and innovation as important principles. If you have a passion for paint, then take the step and submit your application already today for your chance to work together with us! For additional information about the vacancy, please contact Thomas Larsson, CPI Manager, +46 40 35 50 73.For information about the recruitment process, please contact Patrik Hassel, Talent Acquisition Manager, +46 702 35 03 44.

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