BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Continuous Improvement Analyst in Queensbury, New York

Job ID: 2018-11667

Career Level: entry level

Relocation: Yes

Location: Queensbury,New York,United States


Bard (NYSE:BCR) is a $3B high-quality developer and manufacturer of life-saving medical devices. Product families include balloons used to relieve blocked veins and arteries, ports used to deliver chemo-therapy treatment, filters that prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs and heart, urological catheters, and guidewires necessary for almost every medical device procedure. The Corporation has 26 locations and 13,000 employees world-wide.

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The Glens Falls Operation is known as Bard’s Technology Center and is Bard’s largest domestic manufacturing facility employing approximately 700 in a three shift operation. The Glens Falls Operation manufactures over 20 different product lines serving all Bard Divisions.

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:

The Continuous Improvement Analyst is responsible for supporting all Continuous Improvement activities at the GFO sites. This includes monitoring and providing feedback on daily startup meetings, facilitating weekly/monthly CI team meetings, blitzes, Value Stream Mapping and data analysis for those activities.

Essential job Functions:

  • Achieves established CI targets through implementation of CI methodologies and tools while ensuring CI policies and practices are adhered to within the organization.

  • Drives the understanding and adoption of, CI best practices within the site.

  • Facilitates Continuous Improvement Blitz efforts (Kaizen events) across the site, as needed. Engages business leaders to identify and utilize respective certified associates to assist in Blitz events.

  • Support the planning, design, and execution of continuous improvement projects

  • Conduct regular audits of daily startup meetings and Performance Management boards

  • Facilitate or co-facilitate monthlyContinuous Improvement Councilmeetings

  • Track Continuous Improvement initiatives across the site(s)

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years relevant CI experience preferred

  • 1 + years Shared Services, Business Process and / or Change Management related experiences

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:

  • Good understanding of basic CI concepts to include Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen

  • Ability to teach basic CI concepts

  • Good communication skills, analytical skills, and business acumen

  • Basic understanding of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Good oral and written skills

  • Proven ability to work as part of a project team.

  • Proven ability to complete projects on time

  • Extreme flexibility in responding to changing demands and priorities, consistent with a dynamic environment, a desire and comfort working in a fast-pace changing environment.

  • Exceptional people skills

  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple/detail-oriented tasks and/or projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor teams; to teach and coach.

  • Proficiency with key PC software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in leading teams without direct authority and proven talent as a change leader.

  • Able to work effectively with all levels in an organization.

  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.

  • Aptitude for applying technology.

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills

  • Informal leadership abilities

  • Ability to develop solid relationships with internal Customers

  • Understanding of BD’s business environment is desirable.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Business or a related field. Industrial Engineering Preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean methodology

Physical Demands:

Occasionally requires light physical effort as in periods of prolonged standing, sitting at files or work tables or bending, stooping or reaching and/or occasional lifting of light items (i.e. up to 30 lbs). May require some exposure to chemicals used in manufacturing processes.

Work Environment:

Some minor physical inconvenience or discomfort occasionally present in the work situation (moderate noise, disagreeable odors, etc.). OR occasional exposure to minor injury or other health hazard requiring some precaution.

Training Requirements:

On-the-job, SOP’s required for position and GMP.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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