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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Value Stream Manager in Holdrege, Nebraska

Job Description SummaryThe Value Stream manager reports directly to the CI Manager, with dotted line to the Production Manager. This position leads value stream CI initiatives through Lean manufacturing disciplines. With the support and guidance of the CI Manager and the Executive Steering Committee (ESC), develops and implements a strategic plan for continuous improvement of the value stream. Supports Lean Manufacturing skills development by educating associates, and engaging them in improvement projects. Co-ordinates and facilitates Lean Blitzes / CI Events to eliminate waste, reduce product cost and improve business performance. Ensures the integration of the CI plan with plant level goals and objectives.

Job Description


  • Coordinates with the business team to develop plans for, coordinate, and ensure ongoing value stream improvement over time.

  • Integrates activities with other unit-level functions, including Operations, Enterprise, Continuous Improvement, Quality, and Regulatory.

  • Serves as the Product and Value Stream Subject Matter Expert (including costs)

  • Drives and supports Product CI and Enterprise activities across the Value Stream

  • Coordinates with Production, Engineering and Supply Chain Managers to develop CI budgeted cost reductions.

  • Responsible for ensuring CI Cost-2-Win Goal is achieved.

  • Leads the strategic planning activity around value stream continuous improvement as well as developing and executing the implementation plan for that strategy.

  • Works directly with functional managers to identify value stream CI opportunities.

  • Responsible for ensuring value stream team members receive the necessary education and training in the use of Lean and Six Sigma tools aimed at the achievement of CI objectives.

  • Coordinates and facilitates CI blitzes and projects.

  • Maintains current state and future state value stream maps.

  • Coordinates with Finance to ensure that value stream CI improvements are tracked, monitored, and trended for an appropriate time period to determine performance to expectations.

  • Ensures ongoing progress and adequate resources are in place to achieve goals.

  • May lead engineering projects and CAPAs as suited and required.

  • Reports results regularly to Business Team and CI Manager.


  • Bachelors Degree (Engineering preferred.)

  • Manufacturing process improvement, preferably in high speed manufacturing.

  • Minimum 3+ years Lean manufacturing experience

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point, SAP, CAD, MS Project and Visio.


Primary Work LocationUSA NE - Holdrege

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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