Lean Sigma Director-North Haven CT
North Haven, Connecticut, United States
Apr 14, 2021
**Careers that Change Lives**
Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As an important member of Manufacturingteam reporting to the Site Director,you will lead the strategy development and continuous improvement deployment for OpEx across the North Haven Manufacturing Site Structure.What does it take to be a leader at Medtronic? We look for inspiring and inclusive leaders who partner with others, knowing that diverse talent, skills, and perspectives lead to better outcomes.
Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives starting with your own.
The Medical Surgical portfolio strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.
SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.
We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader thats why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients.
This role is responsible for building site level goals and execution plans in support of the Manufacturing Focus Factories and other shared service organizations within the plant structure. Close working relationships and consensus building are required with all other Site management staff (FF Managers, Finance, Quality).Responsible for the coordination of processes and resources in cross-functional, operations activities within the North Haven site.
**A Day in the Life**
You will manage the Operational Excellence function for the North Haven Operating Site within Surgical Innovations, deploying the Medtronic operating systems structure to meet North Haven Manufacturing sites short and long term goals for improved quality performance, increased service levels, reduced COGS, improved operational efficiency and EHS performance exceeding goals. **This role supports ~$500MM cost of production which delivers ~$2.0B of revenue @ ~75% gross margin.**
+ Partner with Site Leadership Team to manage short- long-term vision and execution plans for the Operational Excellence function at the North Haven Operations Site.
+ In partnership with the Surgical Innovations OpEx team, manage Operational Excellence programs and initiatives at the site for short- and long-term goal achievement, assuring culture and systems development in support of continuous improvement in cost and quality performance.
+ Establish and maintain a site-wide culture of continuous improvement and Operations excellence including Site Leadership level strategydeployment, tiered communications, and related operating mechanisms.
+ Lead site-wide cost reduction program targeted at reducingoperational costs by 5-7% yearly (~$30M)
+ Coach, educate, and build organizational capabilities as defined withinthe Medtronic Operating System global operational excellence program
+ Manage Lean Sigma Training Certification Programs site-wide and assure resources are leveraged for site continuous improvement activities
+ Ensure OpEx employees and efforts fully support Quality and Safety efforts site-wide assuring achievement of site/SI level goals and continuous improvement driving best in class results.
+ Attract, develop and retain a high-performance technical staff.
+ Coach, motivate and foster professional development of direct reports.
**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**
+ Bachelors degree required
+ Minimum of 10years of relevant experience with 7+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8years of relevant experience with 7+ years of managerial experience
+ OpEx/Lean Six Sigma/PMI certifications
+ Certified Black Belt or Master Black Belt
**Nice to Have**
+ Masters Degree in related field of study
+ Process improvement and cost savings success
+ Previous experience in manufacturing industry, regulated environment a plus
+ Solid understanding of Engineering, Project Management, Lean Principles, Six Sigma, Financial acumen
+ Ability to manage cross functionally with direct and indirect influence
+ Ability to Coach and facilitate individually and at the large-scale level
+ Advanced skills in statistical software packages
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.
Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
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