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Lean Engineering Specialist

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
11 June, 2021

Job Description

My client seeks a Lean Engineering Specialist, fluent in German to join their FMCG manufacturing site.


As a global manufacturing business, the Lean Engineering Specialist will be responsible for key projects around CAPEX, machinery, process updates and implementation of new ideas, to improve productivity and SLA performance.


Lean Engineering Specialist, St Gallen, Switzerland


You will have strong project management skills, with the ability to define proposals and lead a project through to completion.


With an understanding of Lean Manufacturing, you will enhance the focus and optimise opportunities to enhance productivity levels within your site. 


Located in the St Gallen area, the Lean Engineering Specialist will be responsible for proposing new ideas to the Engineering Manager, working jointly with stakeholders on site. This will involve creation of drawing up specifications, concepts and detailed plans, together with production, safety and laboratory managers, as well as with external stakeholders.

You will bring your continuous improvement methodologies to increase efficiencies within the Operations team, ensuring a continuous supply to customers. With fluency in German and English, you will help with the site-based OPEX strategy, carrying out Root Cause analysis and ensuring SLAs are met


For the Lean Engineering Specialist, we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skillsets: 

  • Degree educated within a technical discipline or hold an apprenticeship over engineering
  • 3 years’ experience working in a production environment
  • Ability to work with a wide number of stakeholders over engineering, quality, safety and maintenance
  • Good communication skills and the ability to drive change
  • Experience of handling CAPEX projects
  • The ability to lead projects in a fast-paced production environment
  • A drive to ensure SLAs and key site metrics are enhanced
  • Six Sigma understanding
  • Any experience in an FMCG environment is an advantage
  • Fluent in German AND English is a must
  • Be proactive in promoting Health and Safety in the working environment


If you are interested in applying for this Lean Engineering Specialist role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.