LEAN change agent for our Global Production Lean team

Join our Global Production Lean team and help driving the global transformation of continuous improvement and standardization worldwide in Topsoe

Topsoe has an ambitious strategy to be recognized as the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. We are already a global leader in energy-efficient technologies to produce renewable fuels as well as ammonia, methanol, and hydrogen – universally regarded as the most important fuels and chemicals in a carbon-neutral future. Topsøe has set out to lead the transition of these and more areas to the benefit of our customers, the climate, and the world. 

Our Global Production Lean team is looking for two skilled Lean Change agents to be part of our strategy.   

  • Would you like to play a part in our Global Production Lean team, leading and driving our journey towards increased stability, standardizations and continuously creating and maturing our Lean mind-set?
  • Are you passionate about working with production systems, changing habits and make it clear what the value of the changes are, and do you have a passionate transformation-to-LEAN mind-set yourself?

If so, we can offer you an exciting, ever-changing and methodically challenging job, where your competencies and effort will be contributing in ensuring that we reach our ambitious goals, and where you can expect ample opportunity for personal and professional development.

We are on a journey and are designing an internal dream-team – maintaining a value-adding collaboration with our functions across in Topsoe.

We have two open positions where eager and willingness to implement and lead changes, develop your competences and globally impact with the changes and standardizations is required. 
Global Production Lean, is a part of our delivery organization, Global Supply.
Your base will be in Frederikssund, and some travelling to our production site in Houston, Bayport, USA is to be expected.
Activate your entire LEAN toolbox with focus on stakeholder management and collaboration
This is your opportunity to participate in the development and implementations of improved global production systems and optimize work across our different operations globally. You will be working closely together with the management as well as operation in our different functions and collaborate with stakeholders from our business units when relevant for running projects. Also, complex cases will demand your expertise in facilitating to ensure thorough problem solving enabling new solutions.

Your ability to collaborate with many different stakeholders will ensure your success. Here, your profound grasp of the LEAN principles and your ability to observe the daily operation and identify opportunities will inspire the way we normally do things.

Your responsibilities in brief: 

  • Diagnose – localize new improvement opportunities
  • Accountable for the progress of your projects
  • Provide status on implementations on projects and accountable for raising localized issues
  • Train and coach the local operations and assure that new tools and standards are implemented and sustained.  

The bar is set high
We are looking for two new colleagues, if from chemical or other regulated industries it will be advantage but not a requirement. We will focus on your LEAN competencies and your ability to drive people around you. You must be familiar with both deep and broad LEAN, encompassing e.g. VSM, systematic problem solving, PDCA and process confirmation. It will be an advantage if you already know what it is like to work with LEAN in a production environment. However, project management and work related to other areas of production or system-implementation is also of high interest. It will be a part of your journey with our team to be trained into our way of working in our LEAN trainee program.

You can tick off the following: 

  • Structured approach and work persistent in reaching good results
  • Strategic mindset and are used to and motivated by work with facilitation and change management
  • Experience with stakeholder management, preferably with all type of positions from the organization
  • Track record of implemented global systems, digitalization or LEAN in other companies will be highly relevant
  • Engaging and strong communication skills
  • Flair for data analysis and experience in digital design or innovation will be an advantage
  • Microsoft Office wizard - including SharePoint
  • Both English and Danish language in writing and spoken.

So much more than academic qualifications:  
You are motivated by well-argued and sensible change, and you always see the opportunities before the limitations; you are especially good at joining theory and pragmatic solutions into logical flows. Independence is a prerequisite, but you also need to be able to collaborate and build trustful relations across geographic, professional and cultural distances.  

You have a positive and dedicated attitude with a strong personal drive

  • Manage to keep an overview of chaotic processes and manage to structure it while it is running
  • Strive to find smart, simple, efficient and proactive solutions. 

Further information
Please contact Sara Sandersen, phone +45 2275 4596 if you want to know more about the position. The application can be written in Danish or English.

If you would like to be part of our Global Production Lean team in a dynamic and developing culture within manufacturing excellence in an informal organization, please submit your application and resume in Danish or English and enclose a copy of your references and relevant exam certificates.

Application deadline
October 15th, 2021 – interviews will be conducted when relevant candidates are found.

Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ around 2,100 employees. www.topsoe.com