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Senior Manager Continuous Improvement Kaizen Leader

Company: BD
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

To help us reach our goals BD has opened a position for a Senior Manager to work directly within the plants to remove waste and drive productivity improvement using a targeted Kaizen approach. This role will partner closely with the plants to plan and execute short Kaizen events to support Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost To Win goals. As a leader of Kaizen events, this role will drive improvement in the short-term but also help build this capability within the plants in the long-term.Job DescriptionResponsibilities:

  • Lead in-person Kaizen events within the plants.- Although some improvement actions will require change control processes, the majority of the Kaizen improvements should strive to be completed within the timeline of the actual event.
  • Lead Kaizen process with all activities from:
    • Identifying the best waste targets via Zero Loss Landscapes and planning with leadership
    • Prework and readiness activities
    • As-needed training of site participants & support
    • Actual Kaizen event
    • Post Kaizen follow-up as-required.
    • Partner with the plant OpEx leadership to grow the plant capabilities to continuously remove waste via Kaizens.
    • Work with the central OpEx organization to use these developed capabilities across BDx.
    • Teach the BD Production System (BDPS) concepts and systemic approach, including Strategy Development & Deployment (SDD), core components such as Tiered Management System (TMS) and Focused Improvement (FI), Zero Loss approach and all related methodologies / tools.
    • Use effective change management techniques to drive and support culture and mindset shifts.
    • Influence component / site / BU leaders to fully support and demonstrate expected behaviors to successfully deploy and sustain the BD Production System via Focused Improvement/Kaizen.
    • Ensure results from Kaizen events deliver quick and effective improvements in SQD&C.
    • Ensure improvements delivered from Kaizen are sustainable and continue to deliver long after the Kaizen is completed.- Cost savings are to be aligned with the site finance expectations and translate to direct P&L savings.
    • Use BDPS to ensure sustainment of the new & improved performance realized through the Kaizen events.
    • Where possible, bring to bear countermeasure ideas across plants to replicate improvements.
    • Provide regular reports on Kaizen benefits.
    • Regularly engage with expanded network or practitioners across BD; share best practices and benchmarking.
    • Develop capabilities and support autonomy of other practitioners at various levels.Requirements:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      • BS Degree or higher in Business, Organizational Behavior, Engineering, Business Management, or related field
      • Five (5) or more years proven experience leading Kaizen events
      • Five (5) or more years within a production system environment
      • Ten (10) or more years total experience in developing, organizing, implementing, and managing projects and assignments.
      • Proven success with deploying and sustaining a production system and/or significant change management efforts aligning to knowledge, skills and abilities listed above required.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Leader Certification preferred.COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
        • Inspire change efforts
        • Exceptional listening skills with an ability to effective give and receive feedback in order to perform shared tasks, meet common goals
        • Influence a variety of organizational levels; at the component level, site (plant) or across the network
        • Effective facilitation (informal and formal) and presentation skills to diverse groups - levels, roles, regions
        • Proven orientation to change by continuous improvement mindset and behaviors
        • Leads by example and inspires a vision
        • Financial competence to understand how the BDPS process drives tangible business results
        • Demonstrates learning agility
        • Multi-lingual preferred
        • Willing and able to travel over 50%.- Specific needs to be determined by Business Unit
        • Collaborative and influential with an orientation towards change
        • Diversity and Inclusion mindsetEmployment at BD is contingent upon the Company's receipt of sufficient proof that you are-or will be-fully vaccinated against COVID-19. ?Consistent with BD's Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.-Click on Apply if this sounds like you!Why join us?A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life's purpose through the work that they do every day.You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program - which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components - is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.To learn more about BD visit Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin LakesAdditional LocationsUSA CA - El Cajon, USA CA - Irvine SenoRx, USA CA - San Diego (BDB), USA DC - Washington, DC, USA IL - Carol Stream, USA IL - Oak Forest, USA IL - Vernon Hills, USA MA - Andover, USA-MA-Boston-Newbury Street (inactive), USA MA - Marlborough, USA MA - Woburn, USA MI - Highland, USA MI - Sterling Heights Phoenix, USA MN - Minneapolis Medina Rd, USA NC - Research Triangle Park, USA NY - Glens Falls, USA OH - Cleveland, USA OH - Mason, USA PA - Warrendale, USA PA - Zelienople, USA RI - Warwick, USA WA - SeattleWork Shift

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