Operational Excellence - Kaizen Specialist (w/m/d)


Wildpoldsried, BY, DE

Stellen-ID:  3767

At the earliest date possible we are looking for support for our #teamsonnen

Clean and affordable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Sonnen has been committed to this mission since 2010 and is now represented in Europe, the USA and Australia with over 1,000 team members globally. In Germany, our offices are located in the beautiful Wildpoldsried (Allgäu) and the vibrating heart of Berlin Kreuzberg.

At sonnen, we are building the energy system of the future. To this end, we are developing new technologies and business models that have not existed before. Whether intelligent power storage, virtual power plants or digital services - we set the trends of a new energy world. That means, among other things, the inexpensive production and storage of renewable energy and the intelligent networking of producers and consumers. sonnen thereby gives people around the world the opportunity to become independent of fossil fuels and conventional energy supplier.

We are growing steadily and are looking for people who want to join us in our vision of clean and affordable energy for all while making a positive impact on climate change.

Your Tasks:

· Facilitate cross-functional expert teams to drive breakthrough or Best-in-Class performance in Productivity, Safety, Quality, Delivery, & Cost metrics.

· Engage teams globally to share best practices and improve end to end outcomes for sonnen customers. Analyze and solve operational barriers with a focus on understanding root causes.

· Provide expertise and leadership on Kaizen, Lean Principles and Problem Solving to all employees at various levels across the organization.

· Prepare detailed plans to track project performance and assure timely completion and achievement of stated project goals.

· Work with Operations, business process and digital teams to develop new tools, systems and metrics to support the growth of the business.

· Prepare detailed plans to track project performance and assure timely completion and achievement of stated project goals.

· Provide Kaizen training as needed to project team members.


Your Profile:

· At least 5 years proven Kaizen Experience with demonstrated effective Kaizen results.

· Trained and Qualified in Kaizen (Black Belt desirable minimum Green Belt).

· Proven Experience in delivering Transformation and Business orientated change projects.

· Willingness to work global, travel and manage workload across time zones.

· A high level of Organisational Skills

· 6 years+ experience in a Project Management role desirable

· Extensive knowledge of project management methodologies and tools

· Proven ability to deliver projects.

· Planning, problem solving and analytical skills 

· Tertiary education desirable

What you can expect at sonnen:

  • An atmosphere of openness, tolerance and mutual respect, where innovation is expected and encouraged
  • The option of working full- or part-time for every position
  • 30-32 days annual vacation with increasing team membership
  • Leasing of company (e-)bikes with up to 40% discount
  • Flexible working hours and option working mobile
  • Mental health and wellbeing offering for you and your family members
  • Free German, English as well as online yoga and body art courses
  • Soft drinks, fruits and cereals in our offices
  • Use of sports memberships (EGYM Wellpass, only €29.75/month) and discounts for other services and products 
  • Employee discount on our electricity tariff
  • Regular team and company events
  • We love dogs! You too? Feel free to bring your fellow friend to our offices


You feel we are a match? Apply now and help us to shape the energy transition together. We look forward to welcoming you to #teamsonnen!

sonnen - energy is yours!

Stellensegment: Project Manager, Technology