Continuous Improvement Manager, Bulgaria – English


Bulgaria: Plovdiv
BGN 4000 – BGN 4500 Monthly
English (Fluent)
Hiring type:
Company hire
Start date:
Job ref.:
Yasen Yanev
+359 879 807 448


Our client is an American global company that designs, engineers and manufactures product solutions for commercial and residential appliances in the white goods industry. 

They are currently looking for a Continuous Improvement Manager (CI Manager) for the Bulgarian region to join their team in Plovdiv. 

Job Profile for CI Manager 
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Design and support the KPI measurement system within the global company standards
  • Develop and support the SFM system
  • Develop and participate in Time study and Time measurement system (integration with REFA and MTM methods)
  • Implement and support CIP using PDCA/DMAIC methodology
  • Apply and sustain Lean Manufacturing tools on production such as 5S, OEE, LP, SOP, SWCT, SMED, Pull System, One-Piece-Flow System, VSM, PPM, MFD, TPM, Kaizen
  • Work collaboratively on focused Kaizen projects based on VSM and PPM to reduce WIP and to improve OEE, LP and FPY/FTQ, improve material movements (production logistics), reduce equipment and process downtimes and stoppages
  • Develop and support RCA Cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for improvement using problem-solving tools (5 Why, Ishikawa, Pareto, A3)
  • Initiate and perform weekly Gemba Walks and 5s audits to ensure compliance with the WCM and global company standards
  • Member of a Core Team focused on maximising space utilisation (production and logistics areas) and identifying cost-saving potentials, plant layout design and utilisation
  • Organise ALB and OBC, implement SWCT and SOP
  • Train the staff for competency towards CIP, Lean, 5S, Kaizen, Quality and Performance improvements, waste elimination, standardisation and motivation

Candidate Profile for CI Manager 

  • Must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. Knowledge of Italian is an advantage
  • University Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of industrial/manufacturing experience
  • Proven ability in the analysis of labour and the optimisation of production processes
  • Strong focus on problem-solving and knowledge of the tools for Tight Production and WCM
  • Solid experience in Operations, in particular – production and setting production standards, with strong project management skills
  • Deep knowledge of the normative acts and internal instructions related to the technical requirements of the manufactured production, the technology and the equipment of its production
  • Experience and knowledge in the normative acts on health and safety, fire safety and environmental protection at work
  • Must be driven by quantifiable results and comfortable being encouraged to improve operational performance by reference to measured KPIs
  • Able to foster open communication and teamwork
  • Аdaptable, agile, composed, calm and organised in the face of the demands of daily operations and external macro factors, trends, influences and disruptions
  • Proven ability to shoulder responsibility and be accountable with high integrity

What Our Client Offers

  • 25 vacation days
  • Laptop  and Business Phone
  • Managerial Bonus Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Food Vouchers

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