Vacatures  Operational Excellence Developer part of the global Aalberts IPS (afgerond) (O180021)

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Our client Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems (Aalberts IPS)
develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of connections, valves, metal and plastic pipes and fixing technology to distribute and control water and gas. To contractors Aalberts IPS offers a specified integrated optimised piping design. Aalberts IPS technologies enable the installer to work fast and reliable on a simplified and more efficient way. Markets are new build, renovation, repair and maintenance. The product portfolio is distributed with an excellent service through different channels: wholesale, retail and e-commerce.

For Aalberts IPS, head-office Hilversum, we are looking for a Operational Excellence Developer to improve processes. In this role you are part of the global Aalberts IPS Operational Excellence (OPEX) team. The Operational Excellence Developer identifies, prioritizes and drives improvements that will have tangible and sustainable impact on business results. Together with your peers you have the goal to deliver operational excellence to customers, by challenging the status quo, coaching and embedding a mind-set of continuous improvement to achieve perfomance excellence.


  • Lead, facillitate and support Operations Excellence and Lean initiatieves throughout the organization.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in the operations value chain and infrastructure by leading and facilitating problem solving sessions.
  • Improve Heatlth & Safety and Sustainablility programs, and implement a Risk improvement plan.
  • Share and Learn: knowledge transfer, train & coach on process and infrastructure improvements: incl. value stream mapping, Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA), removing waste, cycle time reduction, cost reduction, quality and reliability improvement, Make or Buy analyses.
  • Business Case: evaluate and control financial consequences of identified improvements.
  • Drive the measurement of the OPEX projects and timeline for each project.
  • Supporting the business in resolving issues, using the known lean and 6S tools and the CI methodology, Kaizen events and 6S projects as a way to improve Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory.
  • Reduce variation and increase stability in existing products and processes.
  • Cross sector interface: represent the OPEX team across, report progress.
  • Reporting to the COO of Aalberts IPS.


  • Qualification is a Bachelor degree (BA) or Master’s degree (MSc) in engineering or scientific related disciplines.
  • 5+ years of working experience in implementing lean principes in complex industry or distribution comparable to Aalberts
  • Job-related knowledge and/or managerial experience, e.g. change agent lean manufacturing, production engineer manufacturing.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, Business Excellence Process Leader and Lean Champion, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and problem resolution.
  • Understands statistical analysis tools and applies methodology to improve processes.
  • Able to bring people together and challenge their approach.
  • Team player: works effectively at all levels of the organizations with the ability to influence others.
  • Structured and precise way of working.
  • Passion for improvement, inspires and motivates people.
  • Drive, enthusiasm, persistence, self-starting and motivating.
  • Strong written, verbal and cross cultural communication skills, both written as verbal in Dutch, English and German.
  • Willingness to travel internationally at times (about 30% of time).


  • Aalberts IPS is an international innovative and highly professional organization with a clear strategy and objectives for the future.
  • The culture can be described as be an entrepreneur, take ownership, go for excellence, share and learn and act with integrity.
  • The work environment is a changing, dynamic self-reliance environment, show flexibility, prioritization, diplomacy and time management skills are a pre-requisite.
  • Aalberts IPS has opportunities and scope for personal growth.
  • Attractive primary and secondary terms of employment.



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For more information about this vacancy contact Mr. Eugène Wijnen, accessible by phone 055 - 53 41 349, mobile 06 - 13 25 6000, or by email
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