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Title:  IWS Manager

Job ID:  92144
Country:  Sweden
City:  Vargarda
Professional area:  Production
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Vargarda, SE, 00000


We are JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we are present in 130 countries. We have spent years innovating, creating new and better products for the consumers to choose from. This is our business. But not only. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they are free to be themselves, and they are given the opportunity to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen.

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 83% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, nine years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

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IWS Manager



What this position is about - Purpose:


As IWS Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring successful IWS implementation in the whole factory. You will be expected to act as a pioneer for the "Culture Change" by creating a zero-loss mentality with 100% employee ownership by using a servant leadership approach. The purpose of the position is to ensure that capabilities (both technical and soft skills) are built at all organisational levels, implement new processes and standards, and then sustain them.


What will you do - Responsibilities:


IWS Philosophy

  • Stay zero loss-focused using data-driven analysis, constantly challenging status quo
  • Take 100% employee ownership,  ensuring that everyone in the company is involved in developing IWS methodology
  • Ensure that all levels of leaders in the factory implement servant leadership approach


Critical Metrics Responsibility

  • Set new KPIs for Shift/Cell/Weekly/Monthly DDSes (Daily Direction Setting)  and ensure that they are accurately tracked
  • Be a Pillar and required DMSes (Daily Management Systems) Owner,  attend DDSes (Daily Direction Setting), planned stops and health checks
  • Spend enough time on shopfloor being a constant support to line teams



  • Work with the site leadership to identify site capabilities, DMS owners and support all in planning skills development
  • Coach Site Leaders through the IWS implementation, which includes Pillars activation, Strategic Development & Deployment Process and other IWS systems


RTT - Run To Target 

  • Plan and oversee the site expansion of RTT
  • Lead training events and coaching during RTTs
  • Support the plant leadership and coach involvement in RTT deployment
  • Ensure that DMSss (Daily Direction Settings) are activated and DDSes (Daily Direction Setting) are realized


Talent Management Responsibility

  • Be responsible for coaching and leading local trainers, for continuous technical knowledge improvement and soft skills development of your subordinates and constantly support development of cell structures capabilities


People Management

  • Motivate and guide the professional development of the team reporting directly and indirectly to IWS Manager position
  • Conduct staff appraisals and talent reviews, identify training needs and ensure all work is conducted in a safe manner
  • Ensure people have received needed information and training according to Global and Local standards, policies, procedures and requirements
  • Be responsible for the recruitment of new employees within the department


Who are we looking for - Requirements:


  • University Degree in Production Management or Engineering
  • Proven experience of working in production/engineering and with a managerial/supervisor function
  • Experience in Swedish Labor Law & Work Environment
  • Knowledge of production technologies, project management, and standards of factory improvement programs (KAIZEN, TPM, SMED, 5+S)
  • Excellent English and Swedish, fluently written and spoken
  • Leadership skills (coaching and feedback)
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Office


You will be successful in this role if you :


  • Have strong communication and conflict-resolution skills
  • Are solution-oriented and analytical


What do you get - Benefits:


You will have the opportunity to work in a role with a lot of variety in a great working culture and environment in a multinational company. Besides this, we are operating in a modern environment with beautiful surroundings. In addition, we will offer you:


  • Development opportunities: both personally and professionally
  • Company performance bonus scheme
  • Wellness allowance
  • Health benefits such as medical care and doctor visits
  • Access to the local company benefits portal, providing exclusive discounts and services
  • To support us in maintaining a safe and secure work environment, we adhere to local collective bargaining agreements


What are the next steps – Recruitment process:


Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.






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