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Continuous Improvement Manager

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Continuous Improvement Manager 


CLdN is a leading provider of integrated quay-to-quay and door-to-door logistics solutions. Founded in 1929, CLdN ensures reliable, cost-effective transport that links the major economic areas of Europe. With 30 ships and more than 200 sailings a week, CLdN provides shortsea connections between the European continent, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iberia and Scandinavia and offers the lowest CO2 footprint of all Western European RoRo operators. CLdN’s cargo and multimodal services have a Europe-wide reach using CLdN’s extensive network of ships, terminals and equipment. CLdN’s 3,000 employees ensure that it fulfills its mission: to excel as an integrated provider of maritime links.   


CLdN Automotive Ltd. is a Vehicle Enhancement Centre where vehicles are prepared for customer handover and commercial vehicles are being built to fleet customers’ specifications. It is a busy, fast-paced environment and as the company continues on its rapid growth, a new opportunity has arisen for a Continuous Improvement Manager.


Within this challenging role, you will support the Head of Operations and the Management Team within the organisation to ensure the continuous improvement of services to the Automotive Industry. Although this role is based in Purfleet there will be a commitment to travel to UK sites regularly. 


Your role

  • Identifying opportunities for improvement, efficiency gains, cost reductions, automation, process analysis and cost accounting.

  • To be responsible for maintaining a dynamic knowledge base of IT systems and solutions to ensure that the organisation is efficient and productive.

  • To support and influence decision making processes by analysing the operation, administration, efficiency and performance and implement and drive new initiatives. To follow-up and ensure that these hit the targets and are workable. 

  • Monitoring all operational & administrative tasks / projects, deliverables and customer requirements within CLdN Automotive and ensure these are met and carried out efficiently and in a timely fashion.

  • To produce and maintain advanced statistical, planning, efficiency and KPI models and matrixes. To set targets and goals based on the analysis, in co-operation with the management team.

  • Actively develop a continuous improvement and lean culture, driving change by utilising effective communication to shopfloor and management. 

  • To methodically address various ad-hoc urgent administrative, operational priorities within a busy organisation with a dynamically changing environment.

  • To proactively collate, analyse data and advise on findings.

  • To assist management with achieving set goals including projects, tasks, reports, etc. To provide guidance during problem solving processes. 


Your profile                                                                          

  • To be educated to degree level or to have relevant experience. 

  • To have experience within an operational role and the improvements of efficiency by reviewing and refining processes. 

  • Proven ability to lead projects and deliver change in a process driven environment. 

  • A strong knowledge of IT systems. 

  • To have an analytical understanding to set practical targets from data. 

  • To have a high degree of flexibility, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Be able to work well under pressure within a fast-paced environment. 

  • The understanding of continuous improvement tools such as Lean and Six Sigma.


Our offer 

In return, we offer an attractive salary package with a company car and a benefits package. 



Are you interested in learning more about this position or do you want to apply? 

Do not hesitate to send your CV with a cover letter to with reference “Continuous Improvement Manager ”.

The closing date for applications will be Monday 17th June, 2024