Van Genechten Packaging is an independent industrial group with headquarters in Turnhout, Belgium. It consists of 10 folding carton factories in 7 countries, leading the European consumer goods industry with printed folding cartons, microflute and other packaging solutions. With an annual turnover of €270 million, the group converts more than 200.000 tons of cardboard each year and employs 1.600 people. Trusted by blue-chip companies and multi-awarded by industry specialists, VGP is widely known for both pushing and setting standards in tailor-made folding carton packaging solutions that drive business, while being sustainable and innovative on all levels.

VGP's quest to continuously improve performance has created an opportunity to expand our workforce with a

Continuous Improvement Engineer (m/f)


  • leads, facilitates, coordinates and implements continuous improvement (CI) projects to optimize performance and workflow efficiency in the operational processes
  • works closely with operators, shift leaders and department managers to find sustainable solutions for problems
  • translates the vision of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing into tangible improved work practices and knows how to enroll and anchor those in the factories
  • drafts and trains standard operating procedures and work instructions
  • grows into an expert role for the manufacturing related business processes; can connect the dots of the total value chain
  • develops and maintains relevant operational KPI's
  • reports to the Director Excellence & QSHE


  • master's degree in an engineering discipline
  • minimum 5 years of work experience within an international manufacturing company with a strong CI culture; preferably in a highly automated/robotized environment
  • has a sound knowledge of operational excellence methodologies; lean manufacturing, Kaizen, project management, 5S, visual management, SMED, OEE, ...
  • has a good understanding of operational business processes and its supporting IT systems; ERP, MES/MOM, BI, ...
  • likes to dive into the details of a process to understand the root causes of problems and to implement sustainable improvement actions
  • being certified as Six Sigma green or black belt is a plus
  • finds a good balance in being on the factory shopfloor and performing the required office desk work
  • ability to multi-task or to focus on detailed problems
  • good analytical and problem-solving mindset
  • excellent cross-functional communication & presenting skills and ability to interact with all levels in the company
  • flexible mindset capable to deal with ambiguity and to respond energetically and enthusiastically to changes
  • fluent in English; knowledge of Dutch, French or German is a plus
  • 20-30% travel within Europe


  • an attractive and challenging group function in a dynamic environment within an international growing company
  • competitive salary
  • fringe benefits; company car, meal vouchers, insurance coverage (medical and retirement plan)

To apply for this opportunity,
please send your resume and motivation letter to Pieter Depamelaere, Director QSHE & Manufacturing Excellence,

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