Eurofins Nederland

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Lean Projectmanager

Lean Projectmanager
  • Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • Voltijds
Beschrijving van het bedrijf

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.

In 2018, Eurofins generated 4.2 billion Euro proforma turnover in 800 laboratories across 47 countries, employing about 45.000 staff.


In this job you will focus on project management for continuous improvement projects. Projects for operational performance, quality and potentially also health and safety using mainly a Lean Manufacturing approach and methods. In this role you are the partner of our Business Unit Manager in developing improvement roadmaps for Eurofins Food Netherlands.

You plan manage/lead and improvement activities where we:

  • Find improvement opportunities and define problems
  • Plan actions
  • Implement actions and manage implementation
  • Follow up on results
  • Ensure that we learn from the experiences
  • Support in resolving various issues and problems that occurs
  • Coach and teach local lean leaders and production staff in continuous improvement related matters.

Examples of areas you would work on: analyse and improve flow, improve on lab layouts and workplace design, 5S, problem solving and root cause analysis, developing and implementing standard work, analyzing and removing non-conformance from various audits.


Personal traits

  • A drive to improve and to ask why,
  • Willing and eager to learn new things,
  • Not worried about working with, and managing people at all levels and in all functions,
  • Able to speak in front of people, to form a structured message and story, and to communicate it.
  • Analytical abilities, able to see the big picture,
  • Able to see/observe and come to own conclusions.

Education and work experience

  • An education with focus on operations management, production or similar that would provide a basic understanding for production,
  • Have at least a basic experience from, or training in improvement work (e.g. Lean training, quality management or similar) and a will to dig deeper into it,
  • Project management training or experience.


  • Proficient in English (in order to be able to attend Lean training, reading English literature and to communicate with others in an international environment) and Dutch


  • Knowledge in basic chemistry and related lab processes.
  • Microsoft office, especially Excel skills.
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