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The Vetropack Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of packaging glass. With a total of about 4000 employees, it operates glass plants in Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Italy and Moldova. It enables everyone to enjoy food and beverages in the most elegant, safe and responsible way.

Continuous Improvement Manager (m/f/d)

Locations: Austria (Pöchlarn, Kremsmünster), Croatia (Hum na Sutli), Czech Republic (Kyjov), Italy (Trezzano sur Naviglio), Slovakia (Nemšová)


Are you an expert in lean methodologies with a Master Black Belt or equivalent qualification and ready for the opportunity to run continuous improvement projects in Vetropack Group? We invite you to apply for Continuous Improvement Manager at Vetropack Group.


Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for the successful management and implementation of business improvement projects across Vetropack Group.

As Continuous Improvement Manager, you will work with the Senior Management Team to develop, set the pace, agree on key priorities and implement business transformational and continuous improvement projects with sensitivity towards the organisational structure, commercial approach, culture, people and processes. This role reports to Technical Performance Director at Vetropack Group.


Key responsibilities

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice Lean vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
  • Provide project management, analytical and research skills and expertise
  • Develop and contribute towards improvement standards in line with best practice
  • Report on progress of projects, understanding the risks, dependencies, budgets, resourcing, issues, critical milestones and forthcoming pipeline, and actions necessary to ensure success
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
  • Set department objectives/Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required
  • Ensure relevant on-going learning and development of all employees in lean improvement tools and communication methods
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Communicate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware
  • Input and hold responsibility for lean manufacturing projects budget and resources
  • Prepare the annual Lean budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards.
  • Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects
  • Responsible for achieving budget and forecast


The Successful Candidate

  • Excellent leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational and follow-up skills
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Prepared to travel up to 50%



  • Master’s degree, relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is a must
  • Black Belt in Six Sigma or equivalent qualification is a must
  • Master in Black Belt or equivalent  -  advantage
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing and/or engineering environments
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in large multinational project management
  • Membership of an industry related professional body would be advantageous



How to apply

Apply though Vetropack Career Site until June 1st 2022. All documentation should be submitted in English language.


Looking forward to receiving Your application!


We enable everyone to enjoy beverages and food in the most elegant, safe and responsible way!

More details about Vetropack Group looking for



Trezzano sul Naviglio, IT Nemšová, IT Kremsmünster, IT Hum na Sutli, IT Kyjov, IT Pöchlarn, IT

Facility:  Vetropack Italia S.r.l.
Experience level:  Experienced professional