Opex Excellence & VA-VE Manager

How would you like to join one of the world’s largest commercial security printers, and work with an established team of professionals?

De La Rue is the world’s market leader in currency printing and has successfully printed currency in Malta for over 40 years.

Our new investment in Malta continues to strengthen the production of currency for our global customers whilst expanding our operation to deliver citizen identity and product authentication solutions for our customers making our Centre of Excellence in Malta a unique one stop shop for governments towards a secure global economy.

At our company, we are committed to attracting, retaining and deploying the very best people. If you are looking to work for an international company, with fantastic career opportunities, then we can provide you with a unique and exciting challenge.

This role will engage in, promoting, supporting and influencing OpEx (Operational Excellence) culture and routines, and driving the site’s VAVE (Value Added / Value Engineering) strategy & continuous improvement cycle.  In addition, this role will support the site and/or Business unit’s OpEx strategy and facilitate achievement of strategic OpEx targets whilst driving SSQCDP focus through structured problem solving, fact-based analysis and data driven tools through supporting or delivering training related to OPEX tools and routines. The selected candidate will also be responsible for driving the underlying VAVE structure and process for the site, and champion project teams through data approach driven continuous improvement Kata based culture across all range of products, processes, and systems identified as opportunities for improvement, whilst also supporting training and development in this area.


Key responsibilities:

  • Drive QCD Focus through Kaizen and Lean Thinking
  • Structure and drive VAVE process
  • Drive OPEX level achievement
  • Support Floor Management System
  • Support and facilitate OpEx routines
  • Support and Facilitate Management of top site objectives
  • Drive Structures Problem Solving
  • Support and Drive cost saving initiatives
  • Embed OpEx within the HPT concept
  • Be an OpEx change agent
  • Drive a Tour ready factory
  • Have a Data Driven approach to Continuous Improvement
The above list is not exhaustive. You will be required to undertake other duties within your capabilities, consistent with this role, to support the needs of the business.

Essential Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Possess a Diploma in Technical/Management or equivalent
  • Be trained in Operational Excellence
  • Have experience in manufacturing operations
  • Have technical aptitude, either formal or experiential
  • Have knowledge of Quality assurance
  • Have a problem solving acumen
  • Be experienced in 8 wastes and Continuous Improvement
  • Be conversant with MS Office platform
  • Be experienced in Project Management

To apply:

Email your CV and cover letter to Malta.Recruitment@mt.delarue.com