Factory Operational Excellence Coach

30 October 2020
Turning stone into remarkable products

Transforming natural resources into high-quality stone wool products puts you at the center of what makes ROCKWOOL successful in its industry. In our technologically-advanced production environment, you work closely with skilled colleagues who all strive to improve and optimize our manufacturing processes. You are offered the opportunity to work in an organization which cares about its employees and has a people-driven culture.

This is the Role:

The Factory Operational Excellence Coach reports to the Director of Operations and has a dotted (functional) line to the regional Operational Excellence Manager. The Factory Operational Excellence Coach is part of the Factory Management Team. This position has no direct reports. 

This is a key position to drive improvements based on the ROCKWOOL Operational Excellence program (ROPEX) at the factory. The Factory Operational Excellence Coach is managing and setting the agenda and targets for ROPEX at the factory from strategic planning to execution of kaizens and improvement initiatives to follow-up on implementation and results. It is key to the role that the Factory Operational Excellence Coach ensures a continuous development of the ROPEX maturity level by building a strong continuous improvement culture at the factory as well as realizing tangible business results. The position will be a participant of the ROCKWOOL GROUP international ROPEX community.

This is what you offer:

  • Industrial Engineering or comparable education
  • Profound understanding of the Lean toolbox and the Lean principles
  • At least 5 years practical experience from Lean Manufacturing implementations with proven success in results and cultural change
  • Demonstrated strong change management competencies to drive challenging changes. Previous leadership experience is preferred.
  • Solid working experience with systematic problem solving, preferable with Six Sigma knowledge/certificate
  • Demonstrated good training, facilitation and coaching skills
  • Good and strong communication skills in local language and in English and adapt to communication at all levels in a professional and vigorous manner
  • Analytically strong with innate managerial skills, pragmatic and tenacious


If you recognize yourself in this opportunity, please apply, sending an English version of your resume.  


At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who comes into contact with our solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint. Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With approx. 10,500 passionate colleagues in 38 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore. We encourage you to join our team!



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