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Operational Excellence Program Manager

BioSpace Recruitment Services
23805, Petersburg
Start date
Jun 2, 2024

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Position Summary

We are looking for an Operational Excellence Program Manager who will be responsible in improving the efficiency, productivity, and drive overall organizational performance.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop an Operational Excellence strategy and assure alignment for the organization.
  • Apply Lean and Six Sigma principles and methodologies to eliminate defects, streamline operations, and drive continuous improvement.
  • Design and implement a tiered meeting structure and performance management boards.
  • Support the development of Operational Excellence capabilities at the site by providing guidance, training, and coaching of Operational Excellence methodologies.
  • Lead the development and implementation of site KPI’s and analytics. Use data analysis and metrics to assess process performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Manage Operational Excellence projects through the application of Lean manufacturing strategies and methodologies to improve production efficiency, reduce waste, and increase quality.
  • Lead root cause analysis sessions.
  • Develop training and education strategies and tools to ensure Lean and Six Sigma expertise.
  • Coach and mentor Lean Six Sigma practitioners in developing improvement strategies and using the Lean Six Sigma tools in-line with problem complexity.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement throughout the site, fostering innovation and best practices.


Required Qualifications        

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant industry experience including demonstrated experience in creating Operational Excellence strategies and implementing Six Sigma and Lean programs across a manufacturing site. Minimum of bachelor’s degree from a fully accredited institution.
  • Certification in Lean and Six Sigma, or other related methodologies. Black Belt certification is preferred.
  • Experience working in regulated environments. Preferred experience in cGMP environments that meet FDA, ICH guidelines, local regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Prior experience coaching for transformational change in the area of Operational Excellence and Lean improvements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work. Start-up experience preferred.

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