1+ months

Continuous Improvement Value Stream Leader

Kansas City, MO 64105
Location :
US - Kansas - Lenexa
Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How will you make an impact?

We have an exciting opportunity as a Continuous Improvement Value Stream Leader in Lenexa, Kansas. The Continuous Improvement Leader will help drive continuous improvement efforts for a specific value stream where we make products that make a difference in people's lives.

What will you do?

  • Partner with Value Stream Leadership to ensure there is an active pipeline of PPI projects aligned to business priorities, metrics and results.
  • Lead efforts to create a continuous improvement culture at all levels of the Value Stream.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve continuous improvement processes, practices and results in the Value Stream.
  • Drive 5S within the Value Stream.
  • Ensure PPI projects accurately identify root cause and/or systemic issues, and resolve issues using effective countermeasures.
  • Partner with other Value Stream members to ensure solutions are successfully implemented and are delivering intended results. Take appropriate countermeasures as needed if results are not as expected.
  • Identify and pursue synergy opportunities across projects, issues and areas.
  • Lead/facilitate PPI projects as required.
  • Act as a Role Model Leader, with a positive mindset and a passion to achieve short- term and long-term goals.
  • Educate Value Stream employees on PPI Business System theory and application through project work, individual mentoring, formal classroom training, and other methods as beneficial.
  • Partner with other PPI Leaders internally and externally to share best practices.
  • Performs all job duties in a safe manner, consistent with the Code of Ethics and the 4-I Values, and follows all ISO standards, Company and site policies and guidelines, and regulatory or statutory requirements.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as needed.

How will you get here?
  • Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • 3 years of experience with Continuous Improvement methodologies, tools and application preferred.
  • 3 years working experience in a manufacturing environment with ISO quality standards strongly preferred.
  • Leadership or supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Ability to conduct critical analysis and assessments to develop strategic action plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems through effective application of root cause analysis and countermeasure methodology.
  • Experienced in advanced data collection, measuring, analysis, improvement and control preferred and understands and applies the PDSA cycle preferred.
  • Ability to effectively lead project teams through entire improvement cycle, starting with project definition and ending with standardization of solutions.
  • Ability to act as a change agent to lead and manage change effectively, by systematically driving use of Lean tools for continuous improvement and change throughout operations.
  • Strong project management & facilitation skills preferred.
  • Experience in teaching through formal sessions as well as individual mentoring preferred.
  • Actively models our 4-I Values (Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement).
  • Strong Innovation skills and demonstrated learning agility
  • Strong interpersonal skills and must be able to interface & influence effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and strong ability to effectively use judgment and make decisions.
  • Excellent prioritization, time management, and organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Has working knowledge of various business functions (Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Human Resources and Financial) is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel as required, <5% of the time.
  • Working conditions require the ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, and work at a computer station and on manufacturing shop floor.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular missionâ&#128;&#148;enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Posted: 2019-09-19 Expires: 2019-12-18

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