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Lean Sigma Program Manager

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Business Analytics & Consulting
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19000LXH Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives

Join the Operations Excellence team for Medtronic Diabetes. In this position, you will have responsibility for leading and facilitating lean sigma projects and large scale continuous improvement initiatives within Operations, partnering with functions such as R&D, Supply Chain and Sourcing.  You will be an integral part of transforming the organization and driving culture change. This role will report into the Director of Operations Excellence for the Diabetes Group.


A Day in the Life

 

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops, implements and sustains process improvement initiatives utilizing DMAIC A3, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Establishes structure in Voice of Operations in PDP (product development process)
  • Implements cell manufacturing systems
  • Defines, designs and implements continuous improvement programs to ensure programs are integrated vertically and horizontally across the organization.
  • Defines improvement projects aligned with business strategies.
  • Analyzes improvement programs and potential results.
  • Facilitates and coaches improvement teams.
  • Establishes and maintains performance metrics to measure program success.
  • Installs process excellence supports for program governance, project reviews, communications, training, certifications and rewards.
Must Haves
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
Nice to Have
  • Experience in facilitation at all levels of organization, and leading change through cross-functional teams in a matrix organizations
  • Experience analyzing complex issues and making recommendations to improve, change or adapt exiting methods.
  • Experience with establishing Voice of Operations/Voice of Customer in PDP process
  • Knowledge of and exposure to manufacturing and/or engineering processes and to lean sigma/total quality management methodologies
  • Proven knowledge and experience in integrating a Quality Based and continuous improvement culture change.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to interface and influence at various levels of organization
  • Self-starter, works independently and maintains positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Lean Sigma Black Belt Certification 

About Medtronic


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. Let’s 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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