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Continuous Improvement Assistant – Porto

Would you like to work in an international company where you contribute to operational efficiency, as well as to the improvement of processes and activities both of an industrial nature and, above all, in the organizational structure of the different departments?

The role entails managing projects geared towards the implementation and monitoring of enhancements, utilizing the LEAN methodology across all sectors of the company, to foster operational efficiency. The candidate will act as an advanced expert, supporting the entire organization by improving processes and activities, focusing on both the industrial elements and the organizational structure of various departments.

This position involves a significant role in the creation and progression of the Continuous Improvement Model, overseeing the systems for recognition and rewards, and promoting best practices and Benchmarking efforts. Additionally, the role includes preparing and presenting scoreboards to senior management, showcasing the achievements and outlining the upcoming objectives.

The candidate will also coordinate both internal and external audits related to the implementation of LEAN and Continuous Improvement initiatives. Creating and implementing communication and information campaigns is a key part of this role. Moreover, the candidate will contribute to designing and delivering training based on the LEAN methodology, taking an active role as a trainer.

Your responsibilities

  • Assist to maintain efficiency and quality in the work setting through evaluating current business practices, looking for ways to improve productivity, reduce costs, and make the best use of the business's resources. This position reports to the Continuous Improvement Manager.
  • Support the implementation of process improvement projects
  • Exhibit and develop a high level of critical thinking skills
  • Proficiently apply and train practical, team-based problem-solving methodology
  • Facilitate the adoption of continuous improvement as a way of life, foster positive culture change
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply and train others in the application of lean tools and methodologies
  • Support cooperation, teamwork, and positive working relationships across all functional areas
  • Autonomously identify and eliminate waste in productive processes
  • Display and be able to train lean leadership behaviours 
  • Continuously develop skills and abilities in line with organizational goals

Your profile

The ideal candidate:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a lean environment, KPI’s, 5S, 6sigma, Kaizen
  • Results oriented and driven, with a track record for delivering to plan.
  • Demonstrated skills in interpreting technical data to support improvement recommendations;
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office (intermediate / advanced Excel) and other analytical applications;
  • Resilience ability and proactivity;
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner
  • Ability to work with vendors and employees at all levels of the organization promptly and professionally
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Knowledge and ability to train others in waste identification
  • Ability to gather facts and analyze problems in depth


The ideal candidate will possess robust interpersonal skills, demonstrating effective collaboration with team members. They should be adept at presenting to small groups and proficient in working with data and information. A proactive attitude towards participating in planned stops and changeovers is essential. Moreover, a commitment to personal growth and self-development pertinent to the role is required.

What we offer

Join a distinguished group where you will hold a position of significant responsibility and autonomy. As our new colleague, you'll find yourself in a stimulating and diverse role within an informal yet dedicated work environment, where commitment and a good sense of humor are highly valued. Our company is continuously evolving, changing, and innovating, offering our teams the freedom to be proactive and creative. We provide genuine career advancement opportunities and are deeply committed to fostering growth and development.

The practical things

Your daily base will be in Porto, Portugal. Your working hours will be in the space between 8 am and 5 pm.

You can start as soon as possible. Salary will be determined according to qualifications.

Are we a match?