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KNPS Manager

Posted 4 February by Kuehne + Nagel Ended

KNPS Manager
(Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt/Lean
Location: Coventry
Reference Number: req32677

Job description

We are the contract logistics partner of choice for logistics outsourcing and the management of complex supply chains. From point of origin to consumption, our dedicated staff design solutions that turn logistics operations from a challenge into a substantial competitive advantage.

Division/Business Unit Information

KN Drinks Logistics is a specialist drinks only service provision. With a client portfolio of internationally recognised brands, it is our mission to create profitable growth by becoming the partner of choice to the Drinks Industry. Our commitment to building operational excellence through continuous improvement and developing our talented people is key to helping us deliver as promised.

KNPS (Kuehne & Nagel Production System) is the companies Lean Six Sigma Continuous Improvement Programme and the KNPS Black Belt is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of KNPS and facilitates the continuous improvement process. He/she trains the local teams in the KNPS philosophy and toolset, thus ensuring the sustainability of local KNPS compliance. The identification, documentation and adoption of best practices, as well as thedevelopment of the KNPS tools complete the job of the KNPS Black Belt. Besides this the KNPS Black Belt supports the local operation in the identification of
improvement potential and in the implementation of improvement initiatives

  • Training of colleagues from familiarisation training, through to Yellow Belt and Green Belt training
  • Undertake KNPS implementations on site
  • Ensure local maintenance of KNPS tools after implementation
  • Facilitate and foster continuous improvement process and support operations in the identification of improvement
    potential and in the implementation of improvement initiatives
  • Ensure sustainability of local KNPS compliance Run and support DMAIC projects within sites and across the wider business
  • Identify and collect best practices for further development of the KNPS tools Monitor savings development of site(s)

Your skills and experience

  • Proven experience in management of projects e.g. customer implementation, new process implementations or Continuous Improvement projects as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt
  • Experience in management of an operational/administrative team or alternatively experience as a process engineer/analyst.
  • Knowledge of logistics and supply chain processes
  • Influencing, coaching and people engagement skills with strong communication skills at all levels
  • Strong organisational skills with an analytical mind
  • Excellent skills in MS Office with a strong affinity to IT applications
  • Able to work independent and within a team but with demonstrable people management skills
  • Strong affinity with required customer quality standard
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with strong process engineering skills
  • Ability to analyse data and identify root causes
  • Change management skills with evidence of team motivation
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt


About Kuehne + Nagel

Learn more >> With over 74,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions. Further information can be found at

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