Continual Improvement Consultant

Place of work
Contract type
Start date
By agreement
Salary offered (gross)
By agreement

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

In this role you will support the local management team (unit heads, section heads and team leaders) to implement continual improvement practices throughout Global Service Operations organization.

- Support local management to achieve their business targets
- Responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of continual improvement standards within the location
- Leading and managing improvement efforts in the location across the value chains
- Supporting the teams in the improvement of processes performed in the location
- Train and coach local management including team leaders and team members in the location to develop their skills and improve their experience enabling them to internalise a Continual Improvement mindset and to take over responsibility for Continual Improvement topics for their teams in the location.
- Coaching and guiding unit heads, section heads and team leaders in order to ensure the development and implementation of improvement targets and roadmaps according to our Continual Improvement transformation program.
- Identify cross location and cross unit topics to improve overall productivity and eliminate waste and conduct improvement projects accordingly
- Cooperate with all stakeholders (e.g. Continual Improvement experts in other locations, process /value stream owners, location heads, unit heads) and strive for the best solution for the Swiss Re value chains

Information about the selection process

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Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Computer skills - user

Microsoft Excel - expert
Microsoft Word - advanced

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

Broad experience in Lean, Continual Improvement or Operational Excellence Initiatives in Service or Administration area.
Sound knowledge of Lean / Continual Improvement concepts.
Minimum 5 - 7 years working experience in an international manufacturing, services and/or consulting environment.

• Experience in a management and/or senior expert function of a preferably financial services or re-/insurance business
• Expertise in Lean tools and methods (e.g. 5S, Value Stream Analysis, TPM etc.)
• Experience in leading an operation and track record in implementing Lean / Continual Improvement
• Sound Project Management and Business Process Improvement experience and skills
• Experience in leading and managing international teams (team leader role is an option for a suitable candidate)
• Coaching, training and train-the-trainer skills
• Technical/Business Administration University degree or MBA
• Certification in process improvement (Lean 6S) an asset
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills across all internal and external levels and functions as well as capable to interact in diverse cultural environments
• Team player who is approachable, able to convince and motivate others
• Excellent command of spoken and written English


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynské Nivy 12
811 09 Bratislava

ID: 2759160   Dátum zverejnenia: 11.11.2016