BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Manager of Operational Excellence - BB Program in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Summary:

The Continuous Improvement Manager will provide technical and business support to the overall deployment of Continuous Improvement initiatives worldwide. The CI Manager will be responsible for assisting various leadership teams in project selection and establishment of dashboard metrics. Additionally, he/she will provide coaching, counseling and development of individual BBs/GBs and Continuous Improvement leaders. Other responsibilities include conducting BB/GB, and Lean training sessions and developing Continuous Improvement reporting metrics, working with and supporting functional Six Sigma & Lean Continuous Improvement leaders to identify and generate solutions to eliminate barriers to process improvement, and assisting in driving quality awareness and improving communication to the organization regarding quality efforts. The CI Manager will be responsible for on-going development, execution, and maintenance of Corporate Six Sigma & Lean Continuous Improvement policies and practices as well as overseeing the certification and guidance of Lean Leaders, Six Sigma Master Black Belts, Black Belts and Greenbelts.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Corporate Six Sigma Program policies and practices

  • Provide expert coaching on the full range of Six Sigma tools and methods (process improvement, design for Six Sigma and process management). Provide technical (quality tool) and change management expertise to the organization

  • Lead BB & MBB certification

  • Facilitate Lean, Black Belt and Green Belt training waves

  • Lead the Cost of Quality Initiative for the Corporation

  • Work with Business Leadership to identify and prioritize process improvement opportunities

  • Provide Business Leadership with support, tools and training to conduct meaningful project reviews

  • Drive adoption of best practices developed by CI Teams across regional and functional area(s)

  • Member of BD CI Leadership Team. In this capacity, assist with refining the vision and strategy for WW CI deployment

Qualities

  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor and coach Lean Leader, & Black Belts and Champions

  • Demonstrated project management excellence. Track record of results

  • Strategic Business Sense

  • Excellent team facilitation/leadership skills. Teamwork/collaborative style

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple/detail-oriented tasks

  • Proficiency with key PC software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Minitab)

Qualifications

  • BS Degree with emphasis in Engineering or Business (Masters preferred)

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in areas of Six Sigma, Lean, DFSS, and consulting

  • Team leadership experience and proven talent as a change leader.

  • Six Sigma Black Belt and/or lean certification strongly preferred

  • Structured analytical and problem solving techniques

  • Working knowledge of cGMPs and ISO

  • Strong interpersonal skills including communication, facilitation, consulting, coaching, and influencing

  • Knowledgeable in evolving Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools and actively connected to latest Continuous Improvement industry trends

  • Ability to work effectively with Senior Management

  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.

Primary Work LocationUSA MO - St Louis

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status