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Director, Operational Excellence, Lean (Can be based anywher

Company: Baxter Healthcare
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Director, Operational Excellence, Lean (Can be based anywhere, USA) Req # JR - 035157 Location Deerfield, Illinois Job Category Manufacturing Date posted 03/15/2021 This is where you save and sustain lives At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.-- Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare. Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.-- Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives- where your purpose accelerates our mission.-- As a core member of the Corporate Operational Excellence team, this person will execute the Operational Excellence strategy and lead the Global Lean Implementation. This person should enjoy hands on lean implementation and hands on development & coaching of others to implement lean. This individual should be a strong team player with highly developed communication and presentation skills. This position reports to the VP of Operational Excellence.

  • Support the Operating System Strategy to develop and drive lean thinking, lean capability and lean implementation across plants globally
  • Develop certified lean leaders to drive the lean transformation in each plant
  • Coach and mentor lean leaders and other plant leaders
  • Develop lean best practices in pilot sites and proliferate to common plants/processes globally
  • Standardize lean implementations and best practices to support learning, sustainability and proliferation.
  • Support plants to develop effective Hoshin Strategic plans that define and drive the focused lean improvement efforts
  • Determine best options to apply lean thinking and lean tools to drive improved learning and sustainable results
  • Work closely with the site management to better understand how corporate OpEx can assist the sites in their lean journey
  • Work with leadership in installing organizational supports for Operational Excellence (reviews, communications, rewards, software, etc.)
  • 50% travel -some international . Qualifications:
    • Must have hands on experience implementing Lean Thinking, Lean Tools and Kaizen events to drive Lean improvements in manufacturing operations
    • Must have hands on experience teaching and coaching others to implement Lean Thinking and Lean Tools in manufacturing operations
    • Must have advance knowledge of LEAN tools and methodologies
    • Must have experience in effective root cause problem solving using Six Sigma or Toyota 8 Step Process. Six Sigma or 8 Step Process Certification preferred
    • Must have experience managing teams and developing support programs
    • Experienced implementing Lean Thinking and Lean Tools in Supply chain groups such as Planning, Fulfillment/Warehousing and Procurement.
    • Ability to manage and support multiple people, teams and/or projects.
    • Ability to apply Lean Thinking and Lean Tools in high volume or low volume operations.
    • Proven skills working with cross-functional teams.
    • Strong negotiating and influencing skills. The ability to drive change.
    • Strong teaching and presentation skills required.
    • Strong Coaching and Facilitation skills.
    • Excellent reading, writing and verbal communication and platform skills in local language as well as in Eng--lish.--
    • Broad business knowledge and ability to link customer needs with business processes.
    • Advanced skills in , MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Minitab
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities. Education/Experience:
      • BS/BA degree or equivalent degree in Engineering, Business Management, or other related field of study. MBA, MS or other technical graduate degree preferred.
      • Deep knowledge of Lean principles and Lean implementation in manufacturing and supply chain operations
      • Minimum 10 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering or business operations, which includes a minimum of 3+ years of demonstrated process improvement success.
      • Broad business knowledge and ability to link customer needs with business processes.
      • Minimum 3 years' experience working in an international company, interacting with diverse locations across the globe. #LI-RL1 Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

        EEO is the Law--
        EEO is the law - Poster Supplement
        Pay Transparency Policy Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information. This website is owned and operated by Baxter Healthcare Corporation [One Baxter Parkway, Deerfield, IL 60015-4625] ("Baxter") acting as data controller for itself and on behalf of all of its affiliates and subsidiaries. By clicking on the "Subscribe" button I declare that I have read the Privacy Policy and consent to Baxter processing my personal data for the purposes of joining the Baxter Talent Community: to provide me via email with job offers in the area of my interests and to provide me information about Baxter. I am aware that I have the right to withdraw my consent by clicking the "Unsubscribe" option in the emails I receive from Baxter. First Name Last Name Phone Number Email Address Select Interests Select a job category from the list of options. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click "Add" to create your job alert. Job Category Location*
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