Head of Operational Excellence International (m/f/x)


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Reporting into the VP Production International, as Head of Operational Excellence International you'll be responsible to manage our international operational excellence initiatives. In close collaboration with the international production team and the local site managers and continuous improvement resources you will be responsible to support and develop improvement initiatives in our international fulfilment centers. 

You will manage and develop a dedicated team of domain experts in regard to lean principles, efficiency improvement and problem-solving methods. Working in this international role, you will further develop our operational excellence roadmap across our international fulfilment landscape. This challenging task will include initiation, coordination and progress tracking of improvement initiatives in our fulfilment centers and provide support and guidance in immediate trouble shooting and restructuring tasks.

The international role will be based in our Berlin office and will involve frequent travel to our international fulfilment centers on average 2-3 days per week. Project related, there could be as well deployments to our fulfilment centers over longer periods.

What you'll do

  • KPI based management of continuous improvement projects and initiatives in an international production landscape (10+ production operations)
  • Benchmarking, best practice exchange and standardization of fulfilment processes  
  • Manage permanent improvement of methods, systems and tools that will help our operations teams to manage capacity on an ongoing basis as well as deliver higher process efficiency 
  • Problem solving - Identify, prioritize, structure, and solve an array of other complex business problems, using analytics and business judgment
  • Create a task-force approach and spirit within the operational excellence community to provide execution support to our international operations

What you'll bring

  • An exceptional academic record with degree from top tier college or University (Engineering and Business degrees preferred)
  • 4+ years of experience preferable as a consultant with track record in operations improvement 
  • Solid method competency in lean methods, problem solving techniques and structuring of complex improvement projects
  • Six sigma black belt or similar qualification is a plus 
  • Exceptional project and people management skills
  • Superior analytical skills and operational modelling capabilities connected to strategic thinking
  • Progressive supply chain leadership roles 
  • Demonstrated ability to enforce metrics that drive efficiency, measure performance and reduce costs, combined with a good sense of hands on mentality
  • Interest to frequent travel abroad
  • Fluent business English knowledge, other languages are considered a plus

What we offer

  • Healthy discount on weekly HelloFresh boxes
  • Annual learning and development budget to attend conferences or purchase educational resources plus access to the HelloFresh Academy
  • A diverse and vibrant international environment of 70+ different nationalities
  • Additional perks include: Free crash course in German, compensation for advanced external German classes, discounts for our neighboring gym & Urban Sports Club, summer & winter parties, discount on our HelloFresh GO vending machines
  • The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in an exciting growth phase

About HelloFresh

HelloFresh is on a mission to change the way people eat, forever!

Since our 2011 founding in Europe’s vibrant tech hub, Berlin, we’ve become the world's leading meal kit provider, delivering to over 4.2 million households worldwide in 14 countries across 3 continents. 

Our Operations teams are located throughout the markets we are active in. We are a diverse group with a common focus, getting the best products to our customers, with the widest choice and the most flexibility. We are industry leaders in Production,  Supply Chain, Procurement, Food Safety, Automation, and Data Analytics. HelloFresh is expanding rapidly and we are always scouting for top professionals to be part of this exciting growth in both our existing markets and brand portfolio, but also in new geographies and new brands. Join us and play a vital role in getting the best ingredients to our customers! 

Our more than 7,000 employees from over 70+ nationalities are the heart and soul of our diverse, fast-paced and dynamic environment where innovation and smart, fast action is encouraged. 

We will encourage you to make an immediate impact in your area of work as well as empower you to grow your career with us.

You can get a taste of what we've been working on by checking out About HelloFresh.

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We are HelloFresh

At HelloFresh we embrace and welcome diversity and we currently employ over 7,000 individuals globally who contribute to this. We employ individuals based on their ability to perform a job rather than on the basis of their: race, national origin, color, caste, social origin or position, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political opinion, marital status or any other characteristic. We encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunity employer – everyone is welcome at our table.

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