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Lean Sigma Manager

North Haven, CT 06473
Lean Sigma Manager


North Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Post Date:

Nov 11, 2019

**Careers that Change Lives**

You will be a key member of Medtronics 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 Factorys 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 North Haven Site Operational Excellence Manager, you will:

Direct reporting responsibility for Focus Factory (FF) Operational Excellence support staff

Coach and trainer creation and sustainment 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 Site Operational Excellence Manager in the overall deployment of OpEx training, best practice sharing and in mentoring project teams and leaders.

Coach, motivate and foster professional development of direct reports.

Perform regular performance reviews with staff.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ 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**

+ BS/BA degree in Business Management, Engineering, or other related field of study with a minimum of 7 years of business operations and/or plant manufacturing or engineering experience which included 3+ years of demonstrated process improvement program success.

+ Certified Black Belt or Master Black Belt*

+ 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.


The Lean Sigma Manager is responsible for building Focus Factory level goals and execution plans in support of the Manufacturing Focus Factory and other shared service organizations within the plant structure. Close working relationships and consensus building are required with all other site Leadership. (Other FF OpEx Leaders, Finance, Quality, etc)

**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. Lets 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)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2019-11-14 Expires: 2019-12-21

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