Senior Manager Continuous Improvement Kaizen Leader
Location: East Chicago
Posted on: November 23, 2021
Job Description SummaryBe part of something bigger!
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
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
- 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
- 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
- BS Degree or higher in Business, Organizational Behavior,
Engineering, Business Management, or related field
- Five (5) or more years proven experience leading Kaizen
- Five (5) or more years within a production system
- Ten (10) or more years total experience in developing,
organizing, implementing, and managing projects and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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