CI Lean Manager

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Willebroek, BE

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.


Shape Operational Excellence as a CI Lean Manager at Our Willebroek Distribution Center


As a key member of the DC Leadership Team of Tenneco/Driv in Willebroek, the CI Lean Manager will be instrumental in driving continuous improvement initiatives and fostering a Lean culture within our facility. This role involves planning, executing, and reporting on various improvement projects while maintaining compliance with legislative requirements.



Your Impact Zone: Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and implement optimization projects, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Manage the DMAIC methodology for corrective action plans, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Maintain and enhance Lean/CI Management Systems, introducing effective policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain EMEA DC metrics reporting set, utilizing data models for insightful analysis.
  • Nurture a 5S culture, demonstrating innovation, creative behavior, and identifying improvement priorities.
  • Collaborate with the management team to define and achieve improvement project targets through DMAIC.
  • Conduct process mapping and prioritize improvements using 6 sigma methodologies.
  • Organize toolbox meetings to inform and train the team on innovative processes.
  • Act as an internal consultant on CI matters, providing expertise and advice on current and future requirements.
  • Create and manage a follow-up tool/Dashboard for tracking and overseeing all site improvement projects.


Your Profile: What We're Looking For

  • Proven expertise in Lean/Continuous Improvement methodologies and their practical implementation in the warehouse environment.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to lead and collaborate effectively.
  • Fluent in Dutch, with proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated analytical mindset for sustainable continuous improvement projects.
  • Hands-on experience in process engineering and identification of process gaps.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Knowledge of Manhattan WMS and project/change management.
  • Experience in DMAIC methodology and application for corrective action plans.
  • Knowledge of SQL for report writing out of Manhattan.
  • Ability to drive a 5S culture and showcase innovation in process improvement.
  • Background in metrics reporting and data models, enhancing decision-making capabilities.
  • Proactive self-starter with a demonstrated ability to initiate and drive projects forward.


If you thrive on driving continuous improvement, shaping a Lean culture, and making a significant impact, apply now.


Join our team in Willebroek DC and contribute to our commitment to excellence and innovation.



What we offer:

  • You will join a respected company with a long history and outspoken international orientation in the challenging world of automotive industry.
  • Welcoming environment to ensure a pleasant day-to-day experience, where you'll feel challenged and inspired.
  • You can count on motivated colleagues, professional space for creativity and initiative and short communication lines.
  • Range set of benefits to foster your personal and professional development.




About DRiV:

DRiV is a Tenneco company, that is driving advancements that help people get the most out of every vehicle. DRiV's strength arises from a portfolio of more than 30 well-respected and enduring aftermarket brands, and longstanding partnerships with leading global manufacturers of passenger cars, two-wheelers, and commercial vehicles. From local repair shops to do-it-yourself enthusiasts, we are committed to providing the latest technology, quality products, and service solutions that meet our customer's needs.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.