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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Continuous Improvement Manager in Olen, Belgium

Job Description Summary

The Continuous Improvement Manager plays a key role in managing- and assuring the implementation of the CI (Continuous Improvement) program portfolio for the European Distribution Center (EDC) in Olen.

He/she will work in close collaborations with key internal- and external stakeholders to assure an efficient and effective implementation of projects and programs, aligned with local and company policies, budgets, timelines and with a high focus on change management and installing a culture/mindset of zero loss amongst the EDC population.

He/she will report to the Sr. Operations Manager Olen.

Job Description

Your Responsibilities:

  • Management of a CI project portfolio

  • Analyze the EDC process, system & organization CI initiatives based on management of KPI (Key Performance Indicators) and prioritize in alignment with key stakeholders in the matrix organization.

  • Drive implementation of assigned projects based on DMAIC (Define, Measure , Analyze , Improve , Control) or equivalent project management methodology.

  • Deliver change management support to optimize smooth implementation

  • Ensure effective communication both from an individual project point of view and an overarching portfolio point of view

  • Ensure implementation in alignment with ISO 13485 requirements (update Quality Management System, Standard Operating Procedures , …)

  • Act as a point of contact for key internal & external stakeholders with regards to the project portfolio (procurement, suppliers, …)

  • Install a continuous improvement/ zero loss mindset within all layers of the organization

  • Play a key role in the implementation of a zero loss / continuous improvement culture within the organization based on the BD Production System methodology with focus on safety , 5S , tiered communication and continuous skill development.

  • Implement, follow up of appropriate KPI’s in different layers of the organization with focus on S afety, Q uality, D eliver, C ost & P eople (SQDCP)

  • Deliver change management support and ensure broad adoption across the organization

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Facilities management, Project management or equivalent

  • Proven experience in managing a project portfolio (as well as individual projects) within an operational / logistics environment with high focus on increasing customer experience.

  • Ability to drive change and implement a culture of continuous improvement and zero loss within a broad organization

  • Knowledge & experience in the usage of DMAIC, Six Sigma, Lean, 5S and other project management & CI methodologies.

  • Good Analytical skills & insight in management of KPI’s

  • Good communication and presentation skills, incl. ability to work effectively in a matrix organization

  • Experience with SAP , Manhattan WMS ( warehouse management system) and experience in QMS ( Quality Management System – ISO 13485 / CAPA – Corrective Actions, Preventive Actions) are strong plus

  • Personal values need to be aligned with the company culture: BD Way

Are you driven by Improvement?

Please apply below.

Primary Work Location

BEL Olen

Additional Locations

Work Shift

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