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Continuous Improvement Business Partner - Melbourne - can be flexible

East Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3002



The name IXOM may be new to you (it’s only a few years old) but as an organisation we’ve been around for over a century. We now have more than 1,100 employees across 10 countries, so far.


IXOM is a market leader in water treatment and chemical distribution in Australia and New Zealand, with an increasing presence throughout South East Asia and North America.


Every day, we provide solutions to a range of industries including dairy, water, and food & beverage.


Chances are, we are already part of your everyday life, in some way or another. To see how, go to our website, www.IXOM.com.


This is an exciting time to join our business as we move towards a sustainable, successful, and promising future.


Your role


Through continued growth and success within the business, we are currently searching for 2 Continuous Improvement Business Partners to join part of the broader Continuous Improvement team in newly created positions.


With offices in a variety of locations across Australia and New Zealand we are open to where this role is based. This position will require travel around our sites which could be domestically and internationally.


This role will primarily be responsible for partnering with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Quality Control functional leaders to improve current processes and systems and deliver improvement opportunities. The successful candidate will also be responsible for embedding best practice in manufacturing and reliability as well as building capability at all levels through training, awareness and working in collaboration with the site teams.


Your responsibilities


  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to evaluate and implement process improvements
  • Facilitate teams in developing and executing LEAN plans
  • Hold the role of "change agent" identifying and implementing LEAN improvements
  • Implement improvements to Ixom systems so customers' (both internal and external) expectations are met
  • Effectively aligns business processes to deliver value
  • Coach and train to apply, support, sustain and develop a Continuous Improvement culture
  • Analyse current processes by generating Process Flow Diagrams and Value Stream Maps
  • Ability to train employees within the organisation on the various strategies and tools of continual improvement
  • Works with the CI team to develop standards, templates and training material 


Your skills & experience


  • Tertiary qualified in Engineering, Science, Business etc would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work cohesively, influence others and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Applied change expertise with proven stakeholder engagement
  • Demonstrated experience with using Lean Six Sigma and problem-solving techniques
  • Applied change expertise with proven stakeholder engagement
  • Six Sigma Qualification (Black/Green Belt) & or Lean Methodology Experience is preferred
  • Experience working within both Operations and/or Supply Chain


Your benefits at IXOM


For a start, you’ll work for a large successful global organisation, where you’ll not only earn a competitive salary, you’ll have access to an Employee Assistance Program, a Recognition Program, and a range of health and benefits discounts. You’ll be provided with ongoing learning and development to meet your professional needs. You’ll be supported by an accessible leadership team who are driven by a solid values platform that underpins who we are and how we operate.


What’s more, you’ll find yourself working with a flexible, diverse, and inclusive workforce. 


We celebrate and nurture our people. We’re focused on embracing change.


There is no better time to join us.


Your next step


To apply for this position, please click the link on this job advert to send your CV to our Talent Acquisition team.


Please note that you must have full working rights to apply.


No agencies please. Ixom will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. You. After all, that’s who we’re really interested in.