1+ months

Principal Operational Excellence Leader - Medtronic Mervue

Galway, NY 12074
Principal Operational Excellence Leader - Medtronic Mervue


Galway, County Galway, Ireland

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jul 29, 2021


At Medtronic, we value what makes you unique. Be part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress and deliver meaningful innovations


At our Operational Excellence department in Medtronic, we focus on creating a Mission Driven culture, enabling all our employees with the skills to continually improve the work we do every day. You will lead the sites efforts to bring best in class operating models and operational excellence to everything we do.

The Principal Business Process Improvement Leader will be responsible for leading, deploying, and implementing Lean and Continuous Improvement within their site as well as throughout MICD for strategic Operational Excellence initiatives.

The Principal Business Process Improvement Leader needs to be a progressive and passionate change agent focused on achieving measurable and sustainable results through the implementation of Lean and Continuous Improvement, along with having a clear understanding and experience with the Continuous Improvement methodologies and tools (DMAIC, DFMA, DFSS, Value stream mapping, one-piece flow, pull production, and Kaizen events) and ability to lead Lean and Continuous Improvement throughout the site as a coach, teacher, and motivator.

**Come for a job, stay for a career!**


Develop and implement strategies to deploy Lean and Continuous Improvement within assigned site or other MICD sites

Develop Workflow Maturity strategy for the site and execute to plans

Deployment of the MICD Cost Efficiency Business Process

Support Policy Deployment at the site ensuring effectiveness

Initiate deployment (A3) activities to ensure that improvement actions are directly linked to the strategic and tactical objectives of Medtronic and the business unit, emphasizing efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, and enabling breakthrough process changes and improvements.

Perform value assessments identifying key areas for improvement opportunities.

Create improvement plans which meet business goals

Coordinate resources to implement plans that result in process changes and improvements with demonstrated business impact.

Coordinate, communicate and publicize Lean and Continuous Improvement activities and successes.

Drive Continuous Improvement through leading, supporting, and coaching of projects across the end-to-end value streams (from supplier to customer) using Continuous Improvement methodologies (DFMA, DFSS, DMAIC, etc.)

Facilitate, train, and teach Lean and Continuous Improvement tools and techniques.

Collaborate with the MICD Op-Ex Community to share best practices

Provides consultation on the use of re-engineering techniques to improve process performance and product quality.

May deliver presentations and training courses including measurement, analysis, improvement and control.

Communicates team progress.

Represents organization as a primary contact for specific projects and initiatives; communicates with internal and external customers and vendors at various levels.


Bachelors Degree and 7+ years continuous improvement experience OR

Masters Degree and 5+ years continuous improvement experience

Green Belt Certification (or external equivalent)

Project Leadership managerial experience

**Nice to Have:**

Experience coaching and mentoring

Black Belt/Master Black Belt Certification (or external equivalent)

Lean Enterprise or Toyota Production System experience

Strong Interpersonal Skills

Training Experience

Medical Manufacturing Experience

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Proven ability to work cross functionally and cross business

Proven ability to reach consensus across groups with different objectives

**Medtronic offer a competitive Salary and flexible Benefits Package**
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: 2021-08-03 Expires: 2021-10-02

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