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Continuous Improvement Team Leader

Continuous Improvement Team Leader

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Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,100 employees worldwide and had 2015 net sales of $5.7 billion, visit


Position Summary:

  • Lead the Continuous Improvements Specialists to deliver automation based process improvement solutions, support local and global projects and provide trainings across the globe.
  • Act as an ambassador of improvement culture across BBSC by actively searching for opportunities for standardization, simplifications and automation. 
  • Offer professional level project and change management service locally and globally supporting process improvements, transition projects and M&As. Proactively support the 3 centers’ process improvement efforts providing full scale Continuous improvement services from opportunity identification and measurements to solution delivery and sustainability. 
  • Provide technical support and deliver automation based process improvement solutions to functions globally inside and outside of Shared Services. Deliver soft-skill and technical trainings globally which are required by the various functions.


Areas of Responsibility:


  • Set goals and objectives working together with Continuous Improvements Specialists
  • Understand Customer needs, distribute incoming requests and coordinate the delivery of the services
  • Address team motivation and develop team members
  • Hold regular status meetings with staff and supervisor
  • Provide application specific and/or expert trainings from the CPI training portfolio, to audiences within and outside of BBSC
  • Enable automations by continuously developing automation experts and deliver solutions according to IT Automation concept and following the CPI Agile methodology practice
  • Work together with IT BRMs on planning, executing and delivering automations in order to ensure implementation of successful and sustainable automations.
  • Provide project and change management support for projects impacting or involving BBSC and other Celanese Entities globally
  • Work as a senior project lead or team member for BBSC Pipeline projects, to ensure effective stakeholder communication and buy-in, end user engagement and training prior and post roll-out of new processes and technical solutions.
  • Support BBSC Improvements culture by developing a pool of innovation experts capable to deploy standard innovations toolkit in delivering various innovation ideas from opportunity identification to saving realization
  • Act as a key player, when it comes to building and maintaining a project management and improvement community within and outside of BBSC
  • Participate in trainings requested by supervisor to enhance business / technical knowledge.
  • Report to supervisor on progresses made on a regular basis.
  • Report to the CPI Manager


  • Project and change management experience (2-3 years)
  • Good spoken and written English language skills
  • 1-2 years SSC functional experience
  • Leadership experience is an advantage
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, good presentation skills
  • Experienced user of the improvements tools (Celanese Improvement certificate is an advantage)
  • Good time management, hands-on organization skills
  • Good networking and demonstrated client focus
  • Ability to work effectively in an international environment
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong technical skills - especially MS Excel, SAP is an advantage
  • SharePoint portal and Visual Basic for Applications programming experience is an advantage