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20000AO7 Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives
You will be a key member of Medtronic’s leading the OpEx efforts for a manufacturing Focus Factory within the North Haven Site Manufacturing Structure.   Impact patient outcomes.  Come for a job, stay for a career.

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group 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.

A Day in the Life

As a core member of the Operational Excellence team, you will meet the Focus Factory’s short and long-term goals for improved quality performance, increased service levels, reduced COGS, and EHS performance in support of the North Haven Site and Global Business Unit goals.

This role supports ~$250MM cost of production across a variety of product families manufactured at the North Haven Operations Campus. 

Reporting to the Operational Excellence Manager, you will:

  • Direct reporting responsibility for Focus Factory (FF) Operational Excellence support staff 
  • Coach and trainer creation and sustainability of Opex Structure as defined within  the Medtronic Operating System global operational excellence program
  • Manage Operational Excellence programs and efforts at the FF for short and long-term goals achievement assuring culture and systems development in support of continuous improvement in cost and quality performance.
  • Manage FF Lean Sigma Certification Programs (Green Belt/Black Belt) and assure resources are leveraged for site continuous improvement activities
  • Responsible for Operational Excellence training programs and events at the FF (DMAIC, A3 Problem Solving, First Time Quality, etc….) assuring training and events support site goals for continuous improvement 
  • Assure Operations Excellence training and programs are in place and managed to reduce operational costs by 5-7% yearly within the FF.
  • Lead plant improvement projects of significant size and scope both within and outside of FF responsibility
  • Assist plant management in selecting projects, project/team leaders and champions that align with business/functional goals and strategies. 
  • Lead the coordination and deployment of the Focus Factory Operational Excellence plan for Cell Operating System (COS) and Medtronic Operating System (MOS)
  • Lead / coach COS conversion teams through COS playbook activity for successful a “Go Live” results.
  • Work with NPD teams on the Design for COS of new Production Cells.
  • Assist leadership in establishing baseline and target metrics for key processes.
  • Coordinate, and conduct as applicable, training in key Operational Excellence areas.
  • Support the Operational Excellence Manager in the overall deployment of OPEX training, best practice sharing and in mentoring project teams and leaders.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to Have
  • Lean or Six Sigma based certification 
  • 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
  • Experience with Lean policy deployment
  • Experience with Cell manufacturing system deployment for lean manufacturing
  • Ability to directly lead and/or coordinate high-impact process improvement projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Proven skills working with cross-functional teams and presentation skills.
  • Certified Black Belt or Master Black Belt*


Office & Clean Room environment

*Lean or Six Sigma based certification is expected at various levels.  If a candidate is selected without the appropriate certification, candidate should be enrolled in the training program for that certification within 12 months of hire, and certified within 24 months of hire.

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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