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Plant Optimization Leader Consumer Manufacturing EMEA (f/m)


Colmar-Berg, L, LU

Company:  Goodyear

Goodyear. More Driven.


The Opportunity

We are currently looking for Plant Optimization Leader Consumer Manufacturing EMEA to join our team in Colmar Berg, Luxembourg. On this position you will:

  • Deliver educational materials to all associates (either directly or indirectly through "teach the teacher" methodology) in order to effectively implement the various foundations and pillars of the Plant Optimization process.
  • Play an active role in the organization and delivery of Regional PO Academies.        
  • Track progress and effectiveness of application of methodology of each pillar implementation against master Plan and, in partnership with plant optimization leaders and plant optimization specialists, develop contingency/recovery plans necessary to ensure learning and achieve results.      
  • Partner with Plant Optimization Managers to ensure maximum effectiveness of PO deployment plans.        
  • Conduct audits to ensure education is being effectively transferred and process is adopted in a sustainable way.        
  • Provide clear, concise and direct feedback to Plant and Regional leadership on successes and challenges during implementations.  
  • Determine needs for supporting additional site implementations where dedicated Practitioners are not on site.         


To join our team You will need:



Engineering or MBA, Industrial Engineering or related domain.



Fluent in English. French or German is a strong advantage.  



  • 10+ years of manufacturing experience in production, quality, engineering or related field 
  • 5+ years of management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Solid experience and knowledge of TPM pillars (Autonomous maintenance, Training, Planned Maintenance, Focused Improvement, Quality Management, Early Equipment Management, New Product Industrialization)
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing Lean/TPM principles in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience supporting plants internally or externally
  • Demonstrated experience in Loss Reduction Projects
  • Experience as Focused Improvement Expert/Lean Six Sigma Black Belt  


  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified       
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct cross-functional work teams
  • Strong project & time management skills
  • Knowledge of Zero Loss Thinking & Loss/Financial Stratification
  • Knowledge of tools used in Lean (5S, Value Stream Map, Pareto, Kaizen Events, SMED, DMAIC)
  • Strong teaching skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and mentality
  • Courageous and willing to make decisions
  • Open minded, pro-active and able to drive change
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) at all levels of the organization
  • Strong financial and business acumen

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to


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