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CIM Manager (Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing)

CIM Manager (Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing)

  • Location Belgium - Ghent
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Operations Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ068804
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Operations Group

Job Summary:

The aim of the role is to drive the CIM agenda for the site. The agenda is a result of a loss analysis in the sites’ operations, and reflects a prioritised action plan fitting the strategy of the site.

Job Description:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We are working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us and be part of what we can accomplish together. You can participate in our new ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero.

Would you like to discover how our diverse, hardworking people are leading the way in making energy cleaner and better – and how you can play your part in our world-class team?

Join our Castrol Belgium Team and advance your career as a

CIM Manager (Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing)

The aim of the role is to drive the CIM agenda for the site. The agenda is a result of a loss analysis in the sites’ operations, and reflects a prioritised action plan fitting the strategy of the site.

The CIM Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager. The role has 2 line reports.

In this role You will:

  • Through Cost Competitiveness and Manufacturing Excellence, define and drive the Sites improvement strategy
  • Conduct Loss Analysis exercises with the Plant management team and define an achievable, coherent and robust set of improvement projects that support the execution the site’s strategic plan
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to improve in all departments (manufacturing, scheduling, QA/QC, maintenance) and support problem solving initiatives
  • Be driving and mentoring the projects with the site’s team(s) in line with the site’s CI program
  • Conduct workshops & training to develop Know-How and support the site teams in completing the improvement plan
  • Transfer standard processes with the other sites (regionally and globally) to build a robust standard way of driving CI (continuous improvement)
  • Building a clear CI culture in the site and engage 100% of the workforce in CI attitude
  • Supervise main MAX and CI key performance indicators : e.g. OEE, Productivity, Reliability, CPL
  • Support and improve the Performance Control System (daily, weekly and monthly performance review meetings)
  • Communicate progress and successes of achievements and support the CI Manager EMEA by providing regular updates
  • Ensure legal & Operating Management System (OMS) compliance to all regulatory and internal requirements in line with the OMS matrix added as attachment to process 1.5 in OMS.
  • Accountabilities within the scope of legal or BP OMS requirements might be assigned to this role with separate written assignment documents
  • Report on the progress of the CI agenda
  • Review CI plans
  • Support and coordinate execution of transformation and CI agenda
  • As line manager, Manage the CIM Engineer in delivering the site CIM projects and support the employee in building a Centre of Excellence for Operations in the site

What You will need to be successful:

  • Master degree or equal by experience in a technical environment
  • Fluent in Dutch and English (written and verbal)
  • A strong track record of Continuous Improvement initiatives delivery
  • Excellent level of understanding around performance management concepts, benchmarking and metrics
  • Structured project planning/analysis expertise
  • Manufacturing experience is a must preferably within FMCG sector
  • Proven experience in Operational Excellence methodology (TPM, Lean, Opex methodology,…)
  • Very good analytical skills and can do dynamic attitude
  • Clear understanding of the fundamental principles of the working of the plant, how materials, manufacturing process, information, people and assets interact to support conversion of quality products in the most effective way.
  • CI/TPM/OpEx/ManEx experience not necessarily as a leader but as a contributor in a plant
  • Very good communication skills, open minded, being able to engage and motivate people
  • Open to new ways of working, new ideas, thinks out if the box
  • Keen to learn from others (people, organizations, plants in the network)
  • Able to see opportunity and losses and addressing those – willing to take accountability to deliver improvements by influencing leadership skill

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Control of work, Cost-conscious decision-making, Maintenance general, Procedures and practices, Reliability general, Risk Management, Safety Leadership, Turnaround general

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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