Master Black Belt Continuous Improvement


Are you passionate about Continuous Improvement and able to lead change in an inspiring way to drive stronger business performance?

In the ongoing strategic orientation of our dynamic company we want to make sure that we work successfully and with a fast pace across international functional borders with the goal to add value for our customers. Therefore we have defined our business Key Processes including ownership and governance on senior management level.

As the current Master Black Belt will develop further within our organization we have a vacancy for a Master Black Belt - Continuous Improvement. In this high level role you are the gatekeeper of the Continuous Improvement culture, you are the master of Lean and Six Sigma in our organization, providing training towards leaders, Black Belts and Green Belts and you are challenging our Senior Managers and Key Process Experts how to improve their business processes.
You will report directly to the COO.

Your specific tasks include:

Gatekeeper of the Continuous Improvement culture and methodology Challenge and coach Senior Leaders and Key Process Experts on process improvement Being the expert of Lean and Six Sigma within Kramp Drive high quality of project management with a clear sense of direction, building teamwork and aligning towards results Arrange knowledge transfer on Continuous Improvement  (outside – in) Provide Leadership, Green Belt and Black Belt trainings and certification

Who are you?
Besides a good sense of humor and the drive to develop yourself constantly we are looking for you if you have:

  • Academic degree in a commercial, financial or technical subject
  • ≥ 10 years operations and supply chain management experience in an international business environment (matrix organization)
  • Strong track record in Change Management projects
  • A minimum of Black Belt level is required, a Master Black Belt level is preferred
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement methods other than Lean Six Sigma is preferred
  • Able to think both conceptual as operational with the skills to combine both in practical and sustainable solutions
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel internationally (50% of your time)

What do we offer?

We are an ambitions, fast growing and financially sound organisation. Therefore you can expect a few important things from us. We value personal development. We don’t just say this, but we also live up to it. For example with a personal training budget and the Anjo Foundation.

  • A market-based salary
  • Profit sharing bonus
  • Company car
  • 37 holiday days
  • Possibility to work from home
  • Easy to reach: no traffic jams
  • Laptop and phone

Who are we?
Johan Kramp started in 1951 from his garage in Varsseveld. When cycling he crossed borders to Germany: the beginning of the international millions company we are nowadays. We still follow the principles of Johan Kramp, but in time of today. Thanks to our ambitions we are active throughout Europe: a leading position in the agricultural market for parts. We heavily invest in E-Business and innovations. Our aim is to make it easy for our customers to run their business.

Working at Kramp means working with over 3000 international colleagues and despite our size we have retained our strong family culture. The people at Kramp are enthusiastic, professional and involved. We speak our customers’ language, understand their challenges and earn their trust to exceed their expectations. We think and actively work alongside them  to provide a service second to none. Our promise “It’s that easy” is embedded in our culture and DNA.


In case you feel challenged by above role description and requirements, we’re interested in meeting you. Please use the application button and send you CV and motivation letter.

Do you have a question about this vacancy? Please don’t hesitate to contact Sophie ten Berge (Recruiter)

Varsseveld (NL)