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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Production Continuous Improvements Practitioner in Drogheda, Ireland

Job Description Summary

An exciting time to join the BD Continuous Improvement team based in Drogheda, Co Louth. The Production Continuous Improvement Practitioner is key in leading the implementation of the BD Production System (BDPS) principles and framework and creating a culture of engagement.

The BD Continuous Improvement Practitioner is a primary point of contact to lead and mentor teams, sites and Business Units through an effective change process to achieve operational excellence.

The Practitioner shares ownership of meeting and exceeding business performance goals in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost & People Engagement (SQDC+P) by engaging the talents of all associates through collaboration .

The Practitioner works directly with steering and component teams at the site to educate, communicate and deliver business results using concepts, methodologies and tools defined by the Production System.

Job Description


  • Teach, coach and demonstrate proficiency in BDPS concepts and systematic approach, including core components and all related methodologies / tools.

  • Support ‘Change to Win’ goals by identifying, leading and supporting Focused Improvement Activities in collaboration with Associates.

  • Use effective change management techniques to drive and support culture and mindset shifts at all levels in the organization.

  • Influence leaders to fully support and demonstrate expected behaviors to successfully deploy and sustain the BD Production System.

  • Create and maintain a robust, consistent governance model to sustain results and standards utilizing a Tiered Management System (TMS)

  • Oversee component progress and results as outlined in the BDPS Deployment Plan.

  • Clearly communicate the Production System plan, progress and successes; escalate issues and roadblocks.

  • Regularly engage with expanded network of practitioners across BD; sharing best practices and benchmarking.

  • Develop capabilities and support autonomy of other practitioners at various levels.


  • Demonstrates ability to connect strategy to operational excellence (vision, mission, Y-Charts)

  • Demonstrates ability to manage complex change efforts and leverage associate engagement favorably.

  • Exceptional listening skills with an ability to effectively give and receive feedback in order to perform shared tasks and meet common goals.

  • Demonstrates an ability to influence a variety of organizational levels across the network.

  • Demonstrates an ability to achieve results through collaboration, focused improvement and data driven approaches.

  • Demonstrates ability to implement complex program through rigorous thoughtful planning. Demonstrates effective facilitation (informal and formal) and presentation skills to diverse groups.

  • Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate a variety of topics , both strategic, and tactical to various organizational levels.

  • Leads by example and inspires a vision.

  • Financial acumen to understand how the BDPS process drives tangible business results.

  • Demonstrates learning agility. Willing and able to learn from experience and apply learnings to perform successfully in new situations. Seeks experiences to learn from and enjoys complex problems and challenges associated with new experiences.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Science or closely related field required with a minimum of three to five years industrial experience.

  • Formal WCM, Six Sigma, TPS or Lean related training required, with at least two years of experience of a successful implementation of the chosen methodology.

  • Proven success deploying and sustaining a production system and/or significant change management effort aligning to knowledge, skills and abilities listed above, required


Coaching, mentoring and communication – Ability to act as a coach to all levels in the organization. Seen as willing resource to the organization.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Drive – Must exhibit drive to execute effectively and should be an individual capable of career development

Primary Work Location

IRL Drogheda - Donore Rd

Additional Locations

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email