BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Manager Continuous Improvement Kaizen Leader in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Job Description Summary
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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.
To help us reach our goals BD has opened a position for a Senior Manager to work directly within the plants to remove waste and drive productivity improvement using a targeted Kaizen approach. This role will partner closely with the plants to plan and execute short Kaizen events to support Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost To Win goals. As a leader of Kaizen events, this role will drive improvement in the short-term but also help build this capability within the plants in the long-term.
Lead in-person Kaizen events within the plants. Although some improvement actions will require change control processes, the majority of the Kaizen improvements should strive to be completed within the timeline of the actual event.
Lead Kaizen process with all activities from:
Identifying the best waste targets via Zero Loss Landscapes and planning with leadership
Prework and readiness activities
As-needed training of site participants & support
Actual Kaizen event
Post Kaizen follow-up as-required.
Partner with the plant OpEx leadership to grow the plant capabilities to continuously remove waste via Kaizens.
Work with the central OpEx organization to use these developed capabilities across BDx.
Teach the BD Production System (BDPS) concepts and systemic approach, including Strategy Development & Deployment (SDD), core components such as Tiered Management System (TMS) and Focused Improvement (FI), Zero Loss approach and all related methodologies / tools.
Use effective change management techniques to drive and support culture and mindset shifts.
Influence component / site / BU leaders to fully support and demonstrate expected behaviors to successfully deploy and sustain the BD Production System via Focused Improvement/Kaizen.
Ensure results from Kaizen events deliver quick and effective improvements in SQD&C.
Ensure improvements delivered from Kaizen are sustainable and continue to deliver long after the Kaizen is completed. Cost savings are to be aligned with the site finance expectations and translate to direct P&L savings.
Use BDPS to ensure sustainment of the new & improved performance realized through the Kaizen events.
Where possible, bring to bear countermeasure ideas across plants to replicate improvements.
Provide regular reports on Kaizen benefits.
Regularly engage with expanded network or practitioners across BD; share best practices and benchmarking.
Develop capabilities and support autonomy of other practitioners at various levels.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
BS Degree or higher in Business, Organizational Behavior, Engineering, Business Management, or related field
Five (5) or more years proven experience leading Kaizen events
Five (5) or more years within a production system environment
Ten (10) or more years total experience in developing, organizing, implementing, and managing projects and assignments.
Proven success with deploying and sustaining a production system and/or significant change management efforts aligning to knowledge, skills and abilities listed above required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Leader Certification preferred.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Inspire change efforts
Exceptional listening skills with an ability to effective give and receive feedback in order to perform shared tasks, meet common goals
Influence a variety of organizational levels; at the component level, site (plant) or across the network
Effective facilitation (informal and formal) and presentation skills to diverse groups – levels, roles, regions
Proven orientation to change by continuous improvement mindset and behaviors
Leads by example and inspires a vision
Financial competence to understand how the BDPS process drives tangible business results
Demonstrates learning agility
Willing and able to travel over 50%. Specific needs to be determined by Business Unit
Collaborative and influential with an orientation towards change
Diversity and Inclusion mindset
Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.
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Why join us?
A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.
You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.
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