BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Continuous Improvement Specialist in Glens Falls, New York
Job Description Summary
Our Continuous Improvement Specialist is responsible for facilitating and leading continuous improvement projects at GFO, that drives total cost savings (i.e. labor, material, yield, etc.). This includes meeting with internal stakeholders and process owners to help identify new areas of opportunity, and develop project plans to improve safety, quality, delivery, and cost. He/she will support the site strategic plan of replicating the BD Production System (BDPS) across the remaining value streams! The primary function of the CI Specialist is to help identify, lead or support CI projects to implement solutions for root causes, and ensure annual plant goals are achieved through the elimination of top waste loss categories. This role will collaborate with the Continuous Improvement Business Excellence Manager.
Essential Job Functions:
Creates and leads projects to help operation teams improve production flow and eliminate waste.
Facilitates rapid Continuous Improvement events (Kaizen) in an area, engaging various partners and production floor associates.
Conduct regular audits of daily startup Tier meetings and Gemba Walks.
Lead medium to large capital expense CI projects.
Facilitate or co-facilitate monthly BD Production System review meetings.
Identify and create Standard Processes throughout the facility.
Additional duties as assigned.
Relevant CI experience in manufacturing implementing cost improvements.
Relevant Project Management, Value Stream Leader, Production Leader, Quality Specialist or Organisational Change related experiences.
Hands on experience using various problem-solving methods, tools and conducting root cause analysis.
Excellent communication, facilitation, and consulting skills.
Strong analytical skills and business acuity.
Advanced understanding of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio).
Basic knowledge of ERP systems for data extraction (i.e. SAP, JDE, etc.).
Consistent record to lead multiple projects to completion on time and within budget.
Flexible in responding to changing demands and priorities, comfortable working in a fast-paced matrix environment.
Validated leadership experience in leading teams without direct authority.
Able to work effectively with all levels in an organization.
Must have a growth mentality to adapt to new information and takeaways.
Customer focus, innovative, results oriented.
Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:
Value Stream Mapping, production layout & space optimization, capacity analysis and material flow systems experience. Understanding of BD’s business environment is desirable.
Education and/or Experience Required:
Degree in Engineering in related field, i.e. Industrial, Mechanical, or Chemical; and
Minimum of 5 years work experience in medical device manufacturing is preferred , or Federal/State regulated industry.
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.
Primary Work Location
USA NY - Glens Falls
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.