CI Specialist

Continuous Improvement Specialist, Zwijndrecht

If you have the knowledge, experience, and especially the passion in your vocation to help us further professionalise our company, we would like to hear from you.

Sime Darby Oils Zwijndrecht Refinery B.V. (SDO) is an international manufacturer of natural vegetable oils and fats for food, animal feed and the technical industries in Europe. Building on our history of tradition stretching back over more than a century, we are constantly looking for ways to innovate and adapt in terms of new technologies, production methods and management. To help ensure our success in these endeavours, we are looking for an uncompromising, enthusiastic Continuous Improvement Specialist for our head office and factory in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. In this position you will report to the Continuous Improvement Manager

What does your job as a Continuous Improvement Specialist entail?

In this position you will responsible for:

  • Participate in the implementation of the Continuous- Improvement programme
  • Improve policies, procedures and processes: Identifying opportunities for improvement and defines issues, identifying objectives and recommending and implementing optimal solutions.
  • Support the continuous-improvement programme (called Matterhorn)
  • Provides appropriate support to department managers in maintaining implementation of the continuous-improvement initiatives within their respective department.
  • Regularly monitoring the implementation of solutions to achieve objectives and expected benefits.

What are your capabilities as a Continuous Improvement Specialist?

  • A university degree in science, engineering, management, or a related discipline or a college degree in industrial engineering, technology, or science.
  • Improvement certification at the Green- or Black-Belt level.
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in Dutch and English (written and spoken).
  • Fully proficient in SAP is desired

Other prerequisites:

    • Able to communicate with all levels within the organization.
    • Able to weigh and manage priorities.
    • Analytical and synthesis skills
    • Flexibility and diplomacy in interpersonal relationships.
    • Able to influence decision-making.
    • Methodical and rigorous work habits (safety- and quality driven while focused on productivity).
    • Organizational skills and ability to multitask (work on several projects at once).

If you recognise yourself in this, we’d be very happy to get acquainted.

What does Sime Darby Oils have to offer you?

As a Continuous Improvement Specialist, you get a job that offers a lot of variety, with plenty of opportunity for growth and an attractive salary. You work in a friendly group of professionals in a casual working environment. If you have the commitment, we can offer you an interesting career in an innovative manufacturing environment, with the prospect of a permanent contract on the conclusion of a one-year contract.

We have our own collective agreement offering good fringe benefits, such as 30 holidays, 3 ADV days and we dedicate a lot of care and attention to an extensive, high-quality employee orientation programme. In addition to standard benefits like travel allowance and collective health insurance, we offer a results-oriented bonus scheme and an attractive pension scheme.


If the prospect of making a significant contribution towards an efficient and innovative strategy sounds exciting to you, please send us your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right fit for the job and the added value you will bring.

This posting is intended for direct applicants only. Strictly no recruitment agencies, resellers, etc.

Over Sime Darby Oils

Sime Darby Oils Zwijndrecht Refinery B.V. (SDO) is een internationale producent van natuurlijke plantaardige oli├źn en vetten voor de voedingsmiddelen-, diervoeder- en technische industrie in Europa. Met een traditionele historie van ruim een eeuw op Nederlandse bodem, werken wij continu aan innovatie en adaptatie m.b.t nieuwe technologie├źn, productiewijzen en bedrijfsvoering.

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Sime Darby Oils Zwijndrecht Refinery B.V.

Lindtsedijk 8, 3336 LE Zwijndrecht
Postbus 18, 3330 AA Zwijndrecht