Lean & Agile Coach

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Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Schattdorf, CH, 6467 Cleebronn, DE, 74389 Alken, BE, 3570 Karlsbad-Ittersbach, DE, 76307 Novy Bydzov, CZ, 50401

Company: Datwyler

In billions of syringes and in every second car worldwide, Datwyler components make an important contribution to the safety of patients and drivers. The high-tech company focuses on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and holds leading positions in attractive global markets such as healthcare, mobility, connectivity, general industry and food & beverage. With over 25 production sites on four continents, sales in more than 100 countries and over 8,000 employees, the company, headquartered in Switzerland, generates annual sales of more than CHF 1,000 million.

Our employees are the heart of Datwyler - we treat each other with respect, trust and appreciation. We have strong roots and values that have been well established in our 100-year corporate history. Become part of our great team as a...


Lean & Agile Coach


As a key member of our global team, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Datwyler Production System (DPS) across various plants within your region and potentially globally. Your role will be to lead, mentor, and coach the integration of Lean and Agile principles, values, and tools to drive continuous improvement through workshops, training, and employee coaching. You will also need to establish the appropriate links between group-level objectives, site strategy, and the DPS deployment roadmap, while collaborating closely with stakeholders across the organization.

Your responsibilities

  • Implement global standards aligned with Datwyler's values and strategy
  • Shape the journey towards Operational Excellence through constant communication with the site organization, and define annual objectives and priorities
  • Disseminate information and plans to sites, and continuously communicate with Group Leadership regarding issue resolution, escalation, and deployment status to ensure cooperation within the organization
  • Mobilize the organization through campaigns to enhance participation in Continuous Improvement activities and the Operational Excellence Journey
  • Facilitate workshops and on-floor events, and train Site Operational Excellence (DPS) Leads and employees in Lean and Agile principles, methods, and tools
  • As an ambassador and DPS enabler, connect front-line engagement with leadership in the plant and interface with stakeholders to make things happen
  • Organize and conduct DPS Operational Excellence Maturity Assessments, and if requested, support Sites in defining and following up on action plans
  • Develop a best practice sharing internal network
  • Ensure the successful deployment of the DPS through effective communication and training, while continuously striving for improvement and Operational Excellence

Our requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in implementing Production Systems, with expertise in Production Systems, Lean, and Agile principles and methodologies
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing Continuous Improvement and DPS activities
  • Thorough understanding of the fundamentals and principles of Lean Manufacturing and Agility
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective communication in diverse settings
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork abilities when working with stakeholders from different educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to build trustworthy relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization by showcasing a positive attitude, professional expertise in project management, and exceptional organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and excellent persuasion skills
  • Ability to handle complexity and a strong willingness to take on challenges
  • Willingness to travel frequently (>60%) 
  • Fluency in English (written and oral min. level C1), German and any other language would be an advantage 


Ready to start? Petra Gamma (HR Business Partner) and the recruiting team are looking forward to get to know you and are available for further questions by email (petra.gamma@datwyler.com) or by phone (+41 41 875 18 04). 

Be yourself at Datwyler

We are convinced that people make the difference. At Datwyler, you will experience diversity and a wide range of career opportunities that only an international company can provide. Together, we are increasing our agility, accelerating digitalization and fostering sustainability. For motivated and talented employees, we offer interesting development opportunities with training and assignments in a global environment. With us, you can contribute with all of your creativity and all your ideas.


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