Continuous Improvement Leader


continuous improvement - multi-site production - sustainable & innovative

Location: Beveren (Belgium) & Skien (Norway)

Our client Kebony is the leading global modified wood brand. Underpinned by proven wood modification technologies, it produces an enhanced wood of a superior quality that is both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. From its production facilities located in Skien (Norway) and Antwerp (Belgium), Kebony redefines standards in the timber industry and new possibilities for wood as a sustainable construction material. Kebony’s vision is to reduce CO2 emissions and tropical deforestation using its patented wood modification techniques.

Developed in Norway, the Kebony-technique is an environmentally friendly, patented process that enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid (furfuryl alcohol). The process of impregnation, curing and drying permanently modifies the wood cell walls, giving it premium hardwood characteristics and a rich brown color.

Kebony recently announced a successful EUR 30 million funding round. The capital injection will expand and accelerate Kebony’s growth initiatives in core markets in Europe and the US. A major challenge in the growth strategy lies in optimizing, managing and controlling the global supply chain activities. Therefore, we are currently looking for a candidate for the position of Continuous Improvement Leader.

Continuous Improvement Leader

Reporting to the COO, the Continuous Improvement Leader supports the operations organization in creating and maintaining an operational excellence culture by using performance intelligence to improve agility, reliability, and efficiency building operational resilience and sustainability. Executing upon the below tasks will result in a measurable and continued improvement in all operational areas.

Your profile

  • You graduated as industrial or civil engineer and have 3-5 years’ experience.
  • You are active in an industrial production environment and you have experience with projects concerning Operational Excellence / Continuous Improvement.
  • You have a strong analytical mind and you have affinity with Lean, TPM, Six Sigma and TOC.
  • You are experienced in statistical data analysis.
  • Familiar with or high interest in Industry 4.0 /Smart Industry.
  • You like to put theory into practice and are strongly present in the field.
  • You are a team player and you know how to take others along with you through your drive and enthusiasm, your communication skills are well developed.
  • Your organizational talent, combined with a strongly systematic/project based approach helps you to be flexible with continuously changing circumstances.

Our client offers

  • The opportunity to play an important role in a growing, global company with a strong focus on sustainability.
  • The chance to build and extend your own division and role with a lot of flexibility.


Applications for this vacancy are being handled by our Belgian IESF-partner The Future Alliance.

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