Change Leader (m/f/d)
Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
vor 2 Tg.

Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company based near Basel in Switzerland. Last year the company recorded CHF 6.

6 billion in sales harnessing the talents of its 18 000 employees across 53 countries.

Clariant’s portfolio is optimized for future growth, with a focus in four business areas : Care Chemicals, Catalysts, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings.

We believe that our growth is all about our customers and their success. Investment in innovation capabilities and developing inspiring environments for courageous and determined minds are therefore key to reaching our goal.

Join us and help create sustainable value through chemistry for customers all over the globe.

To support our Lab Excellence Team in the Business Unit Group Technology & Innovation in Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany, we are hiring a Change Leader (m / f / d).


  • Lead an organization through a Lean Transformation in R&D in order to increase innovative power and efficiency
  • Work with all levels of the organization, support and guide management team with transition through change process
  • Leverage knowledge and experience to teach other members of the excellence team, be a role model in lean thinking
  • Motivate and inspire people throughout the organization to engage in continuous performance improvement and act towards a common objective
  • Able and willing to deploy initiatives and apply creativity to further shape the role’s dynamics
  • Challenge the organization’s current way of working and identify improvement levers to increase efficiency and effectiveness along the entire Idea to Market process
  • Prepare, run and follow up on workshops and trainings (a.o. Kaizen, Visioning / Scoping workshops, Value Stream Design workshops)
  • Provide support and assist employees in form of coaching
  • Requirements

  • Advanced in Lean Six Sigma methodology and in the application of Lean tools (e.g. 5S, Value Stream, Shopfloor Mangement)
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with minimum 3 years experience (preferably in the Chemicals industry)
  • Experience in Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Biotechnology or other physical science
  • Strong facilitation skills and training experience
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Advanced change management experience
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo, thinking and working outside of the box with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to find creative solutions to problems
  • Great communication and inspirational leadership skills, and the ability to connect
  • Strong verbal / written communication and presentation skills
  • Profound coaching and training skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills, able to deal effectively with multiple stakeholders simultaneously
  • Self-driven, able to convince
  • Results oriented, with the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Fluent in English, German professionally proficient
  • High preparedness to travel (up to 50-75%), both within Germany and internationally
  • Our Offer

  • The opportunity to leverage your strengths to help transform a large organization and drive innovation performance
  • Great visibility across the company and the opportunity to learn about a wide range of different industries
  • The chance to work in a high performance, highly-collaborative team to help deliver innovative solutions that have a positive impact on people's lives and the environment
  • Training as needed to help prepare you for your next career move within Clariant
  • Attractive remuneration and great employee benefits
  • A challenging and fun work environment that will make you eager to start every new day!
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