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Lean Black Belt

Would you like to put your extensive knowledge and experiences into practice in a start-up environment? Are you eager to improve operational businesses on a day to day level? Do you like working in an international environment, in a highly competitive and fast-growing market? Then this is your job!


We - Takeaway.com - are the leading online food-delivery platform in continental Europe and are looking for a Lean Black Belt to join our Operations team. 

As Lean Black Belt at Takeaway.com, you are responsible for implementing the Lean methodology into all logistical activities of the company. You are the specialist in your field of expertise, able to act as a pioneer within the company in making sure Lean will become part of the DNA. 

You will educate, train and assist (local) management – in a different set of countries – in optimisation and continuous improvement techniques. You provide guidance, set standards, develop tools, share best practices and deliver results by executing Lean projects yourself. Leading by example on a day to day basis and having high visibility in the organisation is essential for your success. In this role, you have a key position within the European food delivery team at Takeaway.com. You report directly to the Global Manager Food Delivery.

The food delivery market is growing rapidly and is being characterised by a high degree of innovation. As well as fierce competition, which makes it essential to have direct control on costs and quality of the service offered. Takeaway.com (in Holland known by the label of Thuisbezorgd.nl) has its own delivery network in multiple countries and cities in Europe. In this role, you can expect a high degree of autonomy, a lot of space for expressing creativity and within a close team working hard on a shared goal: becoming the most successful food delivery company in Europe.


1. Development and deployment of a Lean strategy for the Food Delivery department of the company;

2. Providing leadership and support to design and implement Lean principles (such as PDCA cycles, Kaizens, Root Cause Analysis, etcetera), including training of local management;

3. Pro-actively search for improvement possibilities and initiatives, including a project based implementation of these initiatives;

4. Acting as a Lean subject matter and sparring partner for Management;

5. You’re constantly looking for possibilities to further improve operational results, by monitoring market developments.

 Your profile:

  • Master’s degree

  • Certified Lean Black Belt

  • At least 5 years of relevant Lean working experience in the operational field

  • Experience with change management and project management is preferred

  • Competences: highly analytical, able to execute, work structured and autonomous, coaching, team player

  • Fluent in English, preferably knowledge of Dutch

  • Travelling is required

Our offer:

  • Work in a fast growing company
  • Being part of a new, young, professional and international team
  • A competitive salary including 8% holiday allowance
  • Travel costs 1st class public transportation
  • Pension plan 50% paid by Takeaway.com
  • 25 holidays a year on a full-time basis
  • An office location within the heart of Amsterdam (5 min. from Central Station)
  • Internal as well as external schoolings and conferences
  • Awesome team events

Takeaway.com is the leading food ordering website in Continental Europe, with a proven business model that provides an effective revenue stream for restaurants and convenience for consumers. Headquartered in Amsterdam and with established operations in 9 countries across Europe and Vietnam, our business has grown rapidly in recent years. With almost 50 million orders and double-digit growth we are the fastest growing player in many markets  and still see a lot of untapped potential.

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