BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Continuous Improvement Leader in Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Job ID: 2018-11578

Career Level: experienced

Division: Interventional - UCC

Relocation: no

Location: Moncks Corner,South Carolina,United States


The Continuous Improvement [CI] Leader will provide technical and business support to the overall deployment of Continuous Improvement initiatives at the Moncks Corner plant. The CI Leader will be responsible for assisting various functional teams in project selection and establishment of dashboard metrics. Additionally, s/he will provide coaching, counseling and development of individual BBs/GBs and Continuous Improvement specialists/IE's. Other responsibilities include conducting BB/GB, and Lean training sessions and developing Continuous Improvement reporting metrics, working with and supporting functional leaders to identify and generate solutions to eliminate barriers to process improvement and assisting in driving quality awareness and improving communication to the organization regarding quality efforts. The CI Leader will be responsible for on-going development, execution, and maintenance of Corporate Six Sigma & Lean Continuous Improvement policies and practices as well as overseeing the certification and guidance of Lean Leaders, Six Sigma Master Black Belts, Black Belts and Greenbelts.

This position is a temporary assignment which will include benefits such as (medical, health, dental, 401k). Eligibility for these benefits will be based on the eligibility requirements as determined by the BD Total Rewards policy.

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:

  • Deploy Corporate Continuous Improvement programs, policies, and processes at the Moncks site

  • Provide expert coaching on the full range of Lean & Six Sigma tools and methods (process improvement, design for Six Sigma and process management). Provide technical (quality tool) and change management expertise to the organization

  • Facility Lean, Black Belt and Green Belt training waves, conduct Lean Line leader trainings

  • Lead and facilitate Kaizen & Blitz events to drive improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost

  • Work with Plant Leadership to identify, lead and prioritize process improvement opportunities and drive favorable variances to the P&L

  • Provide Plant Leadership with support, tools and training to conduct meaningful project reviews

  • Drive adoption of best practices developed by CI Teams across regional and functional area(s)

  • Oversee the plant Operations Excellence team; IE & Co-ops

  • Willingness to travel 10%

Essential job Functions:

  • Structured analytical and problem solving techniques

  • Working knowledge of cGMPs and ISO

  • Strong interpersonal skills including communication, facilitation, consulting, coaching, and influencing

  • Knowledgeable in evolving Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools and actively connected to latest CI industry trends

  • Ability to work effectively with Plant Leadership/Senior Management

  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor and coach Lean Leader, Black Belts and Champions

  • Strategic Business Sense

  • Demonstrated project management excellence. Track record of results

  • Excellent Team facilition/leadership skills. Teamwork/collaborative style

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and prsentation skills

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle mutiple/detail-oriented tasks

  • Proficiency with key PC software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Minitab)

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