Continuous Absorption Process Operator Job Description Sample
Director- Process Engineering & Continuous Improvement
As the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer, QVC has a history of growth and success that goes unmatched. We are an $8.8 billion business that reaches over 300 million homes worldwide. QVC continues to grow on-line, on-air, and through mobile. Ranked as the #3 largest mobile commerce player among multi-category retailers. We are an innovative, technology-driven company that embraces corporate responsibility and is committed to our people. Located just outside of Philadelphia, our US Headquarters are in West Chester, PA.
Job Description Details
As a Director -Process Engineering & Continuous Improvement, you will lead US team of Process Engineering and Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and create comprehensive and self-sustained Continuous Improvement capabilities across the QVC, ZU, and HSN network. This position would work in close collaboration with the project engineering and ensure alignment with fulfillment center and supply chain leaders. In this role you will communicate with QVC's Supply chain leadership to understand business needs in lean management. You will be responsible for development, implementation, and updating of labor standards. Oversee the Labor Management system and ensure effective usage at all sites. Provide an input into improving productivity, quality, customer service or reducing cost and safety incidents for all US Fulfillment Operations
Lead the development, deployment, support, and measurement of continuous improvement for the 13 distribution locations in the US operation.
Lead network wide meetings for idea sharing
Ensure the team is trained and effectively using tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Root-cause analysis, 5S, Total Quality Management, Etc.
Member of the Global QVC Continuous Improvement team
Ensure best practices are shared across all sites.
Develop and maintain QVC supported lean six sigma training material that can be used for yellow and green belt certification for non-exempt associates and exempt leaders.
Deliver continuous improvement savings in excess of $1M a year.
Coach and teach operational leaders in the business in Lean Leadership principles and practices. Develop and maintain a continuous improvement environment through coaching, training, and engagement.
Methods and Measurement
Warrant consistency with processes and methods and standardize across all sites where applicable.
Check that the most efficient and safest processes and methods are documented and distributed to all site (Standard operation procedures).
Ensure the accuracy of the labour standards and that the standards reflect current conditions and best practices are shared across all sites.
Own and administer Labour Management.
Drive innovation with respect to system and hardware improvements.
Recognize operational issues/challenges and recommend pragmatic solutions.
Oversee the development of capital project business cases.
Ensure each capital project is managed effectively (one time, within budget, desired scope, with planned benefits attained)
Participate in the capital budgeting process and actual project spend tracking.
Lead this support function in effectively supporting the fulfilment centre operational teams.
Capture business needs through communication with stakeholders in each operation area.
Ensure all team members have a strong floor presence, and everyone has a very strong understanding of the operations at their location.
Continually challenge the status quo and persistent digging for improvement opportunities
Assist with budgeting, planning, resource allocations, vision definition, etc.
Ensure comprehensive training is provided to all impacted associates for all process and project changes.
Develop plan for lean management to meet business needs and communicate to stakeholders.
BS degree in Industrial Engineering or Operations Research or related discipline is required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
10+ years of industrial engineering experience leading non-co-located teams in high volume warehousing
Certified in Maynard Operational Sequence Technique (MOST) or Methods Time Measurement (MTM)
Manufacturing and/or Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt with experience in logistics.
Significant knowledge as a lean management and Six Sigma
25-40% travel required
Excellent communication, presentation & networking skills
Strong proven leadership and analytical skills
MBA or MS preferred
Project Management certification preferred
Director- Process Engineering & Continuous Improvement
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 300 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. The company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites.
QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.
As an equal opportunity employer, QVC is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at CareersUS@QVC.comfor assistance.
Process Expert (Business And Systems Continuous Improvement)
The NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality examinations for the health professions. Protection of the health of the public through state-of-the-art assessment of health professionals is the mission of the NBME, along with a major commitment to research and development in evaluation and measurement. The NBME was founded due to the need for a voluntary, nationwide examination that medical licensing authorities could accept as the standard by which to judge candidates for medical licensure. Since that time, it has continued without interruption to provide high-quality examinations for this purpose and has become a model and a resource of international stature in testing methodologies and evaluation in medicine. Although the NBME's mission is centered on assessment of physicians, it encompasses the spectrum of health professionals along the continuum of education, training, and practice and includes research in evaluation as well as development of assessment instruments. The NBME has nearly 500 employees and is located in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, home to some of the country's most esteemed universities, non-profit research institutes, and research and teaching hospitals.
For over 100 years the NBME has had a passion for pursuing and achieving its mission and vision with quality and efficiency. As we embark on our second century of service and excellence, we've raised the bar to vastly expand our products and services to protect the public. We've challenged ourselves to become more flexible, adaptable and agile, all while maintaining focus on our mission and commitment to excellence and quality. NBME is renewing its position as the trusted and respected leader in the assessment of healthcare professions.
The NBME business transformation is a strategic framework to accomplish our mission and vision in a focused and sustainable fashion. The NBME Transformation is the most significant undertaking among the Board's recent initiatives.
The Process Expert for CSEC will facilitate and lead organizational transformation through continuous improvement and change management at the strategic project level. This position must be able to quickly establish trust and rapport with project owners and stakeholders across the organization. This is a hands-on Project Management role and requires the ability to educate and lead NBME to become an organization that embraces change and seeks creative problem solving. The successful candidate will have a passion for business transformation and have demonstrated experience with the successful delivery of long-cycle projects.
The Process Expert will be dedicated support to the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration (CSEC) Modernization Initiative (CMI), including leading and facilitating the process improvement component of the program. This is a new position within the CSEC Program and will be dedicated to CSEC for individual project management and ongoing facilitation of process evaluation/modeling and requirements definition. This position will be vital to achieving CMI objectives and the delivery and sustaining current operational priorities such as exam security and quality management initiatives. The Process Expert will also be tasked with helping the Business Process Management and Integration (BPMI) Unit in CSEC support CSEC's strategic objectives. Additionally, this individual will support the accomplishment of NBME's Institutional Objectives.
GOALS and DELIVERABLES:
Meet with various stakeholders to gather and analyze information about business processes, critical to quality (CTQ) factors, define and set target objectives/metrics for improvement projects, and facilitate communications/presentations in compliance with priority strategic and operational objectives/goals.
Document definitions and attributes of current processes and workflows, using visual diagrams, process models, process maps or other tools, as appropriate.
Effectively use methods for facilitating/eliciting information about processes, including but not limited to: staff / stakeholder interviews, document analyses, process analyses, qualitative/quantitative research and data collection, facilitated workshops, etc.
Analyze and synthesize existing processes, to identify opportunities for improvement or in comparison with proposed process improvements.
Identify, document, design, or analyze new or improved business processes, and document "to-be," desired or future processes and validate with stakeholders/users. Assess/simulate future state processes, with Commercial Off-the-shelf software (COTS) solutions, as needed.
Identify, document, and analyze KPIs/metrics, business rules, enterprise risk, regulations, guidance, and policies that help CSEC govern the implementation and management of business processes; ensure that proposed processes do not conflict with other workflows, processes, performance, or outcomes, across CSEC or with clients and partners.
Design and execute process impact studies and analyses, as part of change management and continuous process improvement.
Measure efficacy and effectiveness of implemented processes through qualitative and quantitative analysis; evaluate and monitor implemented processes and recommend ongoing, additional improvements to CSEC leadership.
Support, develop, or deliver communications related to implementation of new business processes.
REQUIREMENTS Skills and Abilities
Ability to quickly gain knowledge and understanding of new operational aspects and exam delivery processes and mechanisms.
Demonstrated critical thinking, negotiation, problem-solving, collaboration, and conflict management skills.
Project management and analytical skills to include quantitative/qualitative analysis experience.
Excellent communications and presentation skills are a must to work with small/working group facilitation.
Superior organizational abilities, prioritization skills, and the ability to deal with ambiguity.
Self-sufficient, with the ability to prioritize multiple streams of work.
Willing to "roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty".
Detail oriented, but able to see the alignment with the bigger picture vision.
Minimum 5 years overall experience in a business process expert role with a minimum of 2-3 years' experience focused on continuous improvement.
Experience preferred in not-for-profit, assessment, academic or other industries that highlight "knowledge-centric" business objectives with longer life-cycles.
Experience using process mapping and analysis methods. (i.e. value stream analysis, critical path analysis, and work-flow etc.)
Ability to quickly develop relationships and trust across departments and organization
Demonstrated ability to be highly motivated, internally driven, and results oriented.
Experience leading small to mid-size projects.
Strong team orientation, project management and analytical skills are also required.
Demonstrated ability to operate within a diverse, cross-functional groups and diverse external stakeholder groups.
Past experience in vendor relations/management, a plus.
Bachelor's Degree required; Graduate degree is strongly preferred.
Lean Six Sigma experience preferred.
Project Management or BPM professional certification preferred.
NBME offers a rewarding work environment, a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits.
Please submit an application that includes your resume and cover letter.
NBME is an EEO employer as defined by the EEOC.
Continuous Improvement Global Process Leader
Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.
The Continuous Improvement Global Process Leader will be accountable for driving acceleration of Meggitt Production System (MPS) to achieve top quartile sustainable business results across the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) or Function, while keeping MPS deployment fully aligned with Global MPS Leader and within all SBU functions. Will manage business operations and supply chain
Job Core Responsibilities
Ensure that MPS deployment has direct impact on SBU's or Function's business results
Prioritize and lead the execution of SBU strategic priorities (including Inventory focus, Margin Expansion, MPS maturity) working closely with the SBU President, SBU Operations Leader, Group Function Leader and the rest of the SBU senior leadership team
Build systemic MPS capability across SBU/Function leadership (cross-functional) and accountable for capability building across the Sites within SBU/s (using learning and development plans)
Support SBU Leadership, Site Leaders, Site MPS Leaders, and Site Function Leaders through coaching, advising, and training
Capture leading practices from across Meggitt and SBU and the sharing & application within SBU/Function
Support MPS development of tools and methods including Organization Design (OD) tools, Lean Management Systems, Six Sigma, and Lean & Waste elimination approaches key to MPS system effectiveness through benchmarking leading global companies
Serve as primary leader and manager of MPS talent within SBU/Function fully aligned with Meggitt talent management process – coaching & mentoring resources, effectively utilizing resources while actively engaging with the MPS community
Determine the MPS Exit plans (including maturity gaps) for Sites and SBU/ Function, and accountable for driving deployment plans to schedule (delivering process & results) across the Sites and functional areas
Required: Bachelor's Degree in engineering, industrial, supply chain management or equivalent technical field would be advantageous or equivalent experience
Preferred: Master's Degree or MBA or equivalent experience
Required: 15+ years of experience in leading Business and Manufacturing / Maintenance Repair Operations (MRO) site's operations or equivalent at a large Fortune 500/ FTSE 250 company
Preferred: 5+ years of experience in Operating System Development and Deployment, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma/DMAIC methodology at a large Fortune 500/ FTSE 250 company
Must have demonstrated experience deploying such systems at a large industrial (preferably Aerospace) Company (Fortune 500/FTSE 250) and has seen though maturity phases and several stages of excellence
2+ years of experience in manufacturing/sourcing transitions management
Additional experience in one or more of the following is preferred: Organization Design (OD)/ Organizational Effectiveness (OE) toolset and methodology; Program Management (PM), Engineering design & development and New Product Introduction (NPI); Strategic Sales and Marketing (SSM)
Lean Expert level Certification (or Black Belt) equivalent is required and Lean Master/ Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification is a plus
Program/Project Management certification preferred
Superior written communication and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and prioritization skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate the implementation of significant changes in a large organization
Clear understanding of the linkages of demand through production and distribution
Track record of driving solutions to assigned tasks utilizing a proactive approach to problem solving
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning as well as tactical execution road map development
Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
Strong conflict management, decision making, analytical, research, and team building skills
Well-organized, detail-oriented, and ability to multi-task
Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
Proficient in Project Management tools (i.e., MS Project) or similar project tool (s)
This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or HRISon@meggitt.com.
Quality & Continuous Process Improvement Engineer
Reporting directly to the Senior Manager for Quality and Continuous Process Improvement, the Quality & Continuous Process Improvement Engineer is a critical team member in monitoring and leading Quality and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) key performance indicators and processes in the facility and at critical suppliers. This position has evolved to a new focus and skill competency. A large portion of the new focus and skill competency will require working closely with the production operations leaders in a value stream environment, engineering team, quality inspection team, project management team, site purchasing and suppliers to streamline & standardize existing processes/metrics, while still maintaining production operational flow, established business goals, deliverables and key performance indicators. This position is instrumental in introducing and assisting site manufacturing and engineering management in implementing the process improvement methodology and using the appropriate tools and gated process to drive positive change within the company culture and deliver tangible results, through reduction of COPQ (cost of poor quality) and productivity process improvement. This position will also involve supporting Supply Chain management with supplier qualification, certification, and relationship management. This position requires a "hands on" approach and will be tactical, engaging in daily production/engineering activities with management, supervisors and hourly team members, working with suppliers on the factory floor, and providing guidance and feedback to the quality inspectors to resolve issues and project task completion.
This position can develop into a future quality management, engineering, operations or program management position.
Functions and Responsibilities
Engages in "end to end" quality and continuous process improvement initiatives throughout the facility and at key suppliers. This includes, but is not limited to partnering with Engineering, Operations, and Program Management to insure critical to quality dimensions are included in engineering drawing and design considerations, and that First Article Inspection, Receiving Inspection, In-Process Inspection and Final Inspection criteria is comprehensive, accurate, and sampling plans validate process quality & capability.
Works directly with suppliers to address corrective action, process improvement and support new product development. This includes but is not limited to leading Supplier Corrective Action and insuring a timely closed loop process with Control plans as required.
Experience, confidence and maturity to make decisions and act without constant supervision and direction, and to feel comfortable and thrive in a matrix managed organization.
Understands and communicates "the voice of the customer" (externally and internally) and works in a team effort to help the internal customers define and establish quality and process improvement priorities, and mentors project and process teams through the problem solving process. Conducts Supplier visits, as required to evaluate processes, facilitate process improvement and optimize supplier productivity, delivery and quality.
Assesses, evaluates and identifies product quality and process quality improvement opportunities, working closely with the various functions to develop the project plans and provide leadership to the team utilizing the appropriate approach, utilizing quality/CPI tools and assisting in training as required/mentoring.
Maintains reports, databases and assists with the management of the quality system, to include facility and supplier quality key metrics (PPM/DPMO, COPQ), scorecards and corrective action, manufacturing dashboards, the quality manual and CPI project tracker.
Immediately addresses quality issues, by notifying proper personnel, as well as taking appropriate actions, to include, but not limited to implementing containment action and drilling into detailed root cause analysis.
Utilizes quality data to develop appropriate inspection and sampling plans and provides guidance to the quality technicians/inspectors to insure proper inspection and testing on materials and components and maintaining documentation throughout the manufacturing process. When required, and in the absence of the quality technician/inspector, the quality engineer will conduct inspection and testing requirements.
Comfortable and competent in visiting supplier locations and engaging in "hands on" inspection of materials/components and evaluation of critical processes, and directly engaging with the supplier to drive process improvement.
When required, makes decision to accept/reject based on inspection results, classification of defects, special instructions
Notifies quality management and key personnel when material/component fails to meet inspection/test standards
Leads internal process/quality audits and Corrective Action activities (both internal and external, to include suppliers.
Follows safety policies and insures good housekeeping in work areas (5S)
Comfortable in impromptu speaking and presentations in various venues and to various audiences.
Continuous Improvement Process Manager
Cognex is the global leader in the exciting and growing field of machine vision. With over $800 million of cash in the bank and no debt, we are a financially strong international company with a culture that maintains the fast paced, creative environment of a startup. Our employees, proudly called "Cognoids," take their work seriously, but don't take themselves seriously. Our Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast culture recognizes our employees for their innovation, perseverance and hard work in a fun, rewarding, and quirky environment.
Reporting into the Sr Manager of Continuous Improvement(CI) & Quality, this position will support the growth of the continuous improvement program at Cognex. This includes ensuring global implementation of CI in both the Natick, MA and Cork, Ireland facilities. We are looking for an individual who will engage quickly within the organization to drive rapid improvement in key transactional and operational areas using Lean Six Sigma tools and Shainin Red X. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, developing and defining key operational value streams and eliminating waste from new product introduction process and global distribution centers.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Be a Cognex subject matter expert in Lean Six Sigma and Shainin Red X
Coordinate funnel building exercise to support identification, prioritization and execution of CI projects across the organization.
Work with Finance to identify opportunities for improvement to realize financial savings while leveraging Lean Six Sigma or Shainin Red X methodologies
Schedule and administer, partially or in its entirety, training or mentoring for Lean Six Sigma or "Shainin Red X" projects
Drive product and transactional efficiency improvements by Lean Six Sigma and Shainin methodologies
Drive efficiencies within Operations through rigorous value stream management of key transactional and operational processes
Manage the tracking and reporting of essential KPI's related to the Cognex continuous improvement program.
Enhancing and maintain a culture of continuous improvement
Ensure operating units are implementing the appropriate lean tools, e.g. VSM, variance reduction, etc. to maximize productivity and minimize lead time in the front and back office areas.
Identify and implement best in class CI processes and infrastructure suitable to the scope and size of the operating units
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of, and familiarity with, a variety of TPS/Lean Six Sigma tools including but are not limited to: VSM, Standard Work, Pull Systems & Kanban, SIOP, Daily Management, 5S/Visual Management, 3P, SMED, TPM, Transactional Process Improvement, Kaizen and Shainin Red X
Working knowledge of problem solving tools including 5 Why & 8D
Ability to work cross functionally and manage in a position of influence without authority.
Outstanding written and oral communication.
Ability to 'wear many hats' and flex to the needs of the business.
Strong organizational skills, particularly related to tracking status of multiple projects.
Minimum education and work experience required:
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering, or similar discipline.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience.
Demonstrated experience performing root cause and corrective actions in a manufacturing and/or design environment.
Proficient in MS Office.
Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt certified
Working knowledge of Minitab
Masters Degree in Science or Business Administration
Working knowledge of Shainin Red X
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
IT Consulting Director - Continuous Process Monitoring
The Continuous Process Monitoring (CPM) IT Consulting Director, is part of a team responsible for providing holistic governance and oversight of the enterprise technology environments through defined and established controls, procedures and standards that are intended to prevent failures that could compromise CNA systems and increase operational, regulatory, security and reputation risk. This is a control governance position that serves as a senior go-between across cross-functional teams in IT.
This position designs, constructs and combines processes to ensure the end-to-end life cycle is considered / covered when establishing the controls. It supports CPM program operations by ensuring that controls are developed, implemented, reviewed, and continuously improved to remain current. Additionally, this role will proactively monitor quality against predefined objectives, govern adherence to approved controls, remediate performance deficiencies / ineffective controls, ensure compliance, and continuously advance the quality of IT services.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:
1.Provide central oversight and integrated governance for the IT CPM program to ensure that the organization's IT operates as intended, data is reliable, systems and processes are fully functional and the organization is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
2.Accountable to ensure continuous monitoring of quality work within IT against pre-defined objectives is properly performed.
3.Provide guidance across IT functional teams to identify risks within work processes and ensure adequate controls are fully documented and adhered to. As technology environment evolves, safeguard that any changes that impact controls and procedures are documented and incorporated into the CPM process.
4.Work with IT leaders to remediate performance deficiencies and ineffective controls through process improvements.
5.Lead the measurement and monitoring of controls performed by the IT organization to ensure that they are appropriate, valid, reasonable, accurately recorded and supportable.
6.Lead discussions with owners (i.e., process, sub-process and control) to review controls, manage control risks and ensure overall compliance with CPM program policies and procedures.
7.Design, develop, execute, and maintain a consistent, defensible, and holistic methodology to support CPM program reporting (along with any required tools). This includes:
A standard taxonomy to define key terms that are used throughout the CPM lifecycle.
Templates to capture checklist results ensuring that relevant evidence is captured.
Aggregation and analysis of data, monitoring, and reporting of control failures, as well as tracking and secure storage (incl. regular backup) of program results ensuring that data (i.e., results of the checklist execution phase) is easily accessible
8.Provide awareness and education on the CPM program to the IT organization. Communicate CPM roles and responsibilities to program owners, ensuring clear expectations and providing the necessary training. Track and report on the effective of education and awareness initiatives for the CPM program.
9.Design the overall control reporting methodology / strategy for CPM (e.g., reporting dashboard and analytics that help foster clear and easily interpretable communication of results / key metrics).
- Report program results and analytical insights (e.g., trends and outcomes of checklists) to relevant stakeholders (e.g., management in the first and second line of defense) at regular intervals, and ad hoc when necessary to investigate inadequate processes and controls, or noncompliance. Provide consolidated executive management reporting to IT senior leadership team.
- May have 1-2 direct reports, but primary responsibilities of the role are primarily achieved through individual contribution and technical expertise.
May perform additional duties, as assigned.
Typically reports to AVP or above.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
1.Requires a good understanding of the industry in which CNA operates and good commercial awareness. Experience within the insurance industry, and its products and services, is preferred.
2.In-depth understanding of regulatory requirements relevant to CNA such as SOX, SOC1, HIPAA, and NYDFS.
3.Advanced working knowledge of end-to-end technology processes, operating models and management practices, and understanding of how IT controls function through these standard processes. Expert knowledge of controls and ensuring compliance with them in a technology and/or operations environment.
4.Ability to effectively interact, communicate and build trusting partnerships with all levels of external and/or internal business partners within scope of responsibility, team and/or matrix environment.
6.Advanced ability to organize resources across different teams to drive resolution of system critical issues.
7.Strong written and verbal communication, influencing capability and an ability to build credibility quickly.
8.Strong ability to present and contextualize information and data that can be consumed by all levels, including senior executives.
9.Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated creativity in resolving unique and challenging business problems.
10. Outstanding attention to detail, troubleshooting, problem-solving, and analysis skill sets.
11. Excellent management skills and ability to organize and plan effectively to meet both short and long range goals and objectives.
12. Ability to drive and achieve results, with ability to manage multiple projects.
Education & Experience
1.Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline, or related work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
2.At least eight years of related work experience, preferably in the insurance industry.
3.Desired experience in technology, operations or finance governance, or audit.
4.Experience managing the development, implementation, measurement and improvement of repeatable processes with adequate controls.
Director Continuous Improvement & Process
PURPOSE OF ROLE:
The primary purpose of this role is to be accountable for productivity, process excellence strategy and execution to support operational and business priorities at Lowe's. This includes responsibility for defining service offerings, Performance Level Agreements (PLAs), core operating processes to meet internal customer needs, metrics, resourcing, and infrastructure models. This role must create awareness and understanding to allow the enterprise to fully leverage the Process Excellence COE in support of strategic, financial, and operational priorities.
Builds and strengthens enterprise-wide process excellence capabilities to support performance improvement priorities and help create a proactive culture of improvement
Leads transformative enterprise wide projects and initiatives with significant positive customer and financial impact for Lowe's (i.e. through waste reduction, increased productivity, etc.)
Directs teams responsible for leading large-scale, cross-functional, complex process improvement projects
Provides necessary insight and guidance on function specific in-flight or planned initiatives his/her team is engaged in
Manages the allocation of the assigned consultant process portfolio and capability building projects to deliver immediate benefits, lasting capabilities, and appropriate resources for the business
Coordinates and collaborates with key business partners to execute process design projects (i.e. targeted process redesign applying lean principles, etc.)
Develops training programs and a process improvement toolkits to enable leaders and employees to drive improvement efforts
Defines the overall BPM process, assigns the sub-processes to executing units, and supports the execution of the sub-processes
Oversees the measurement, tracking, and reporting of both baseline and outcome metrics to assess the impact of process design efforts
Maintains and improves Lowe's methodologies and tools for process design/excellence, LEAN, and Six Sigma
Bachelor's Degree in Business or related process field
10+ years of experience in Process Management, Business Process Improvement, Business Process Management, or Value Stream Mapping
Experience in successful application of productivity and continuous process improvement with methodologies
Exceptional leadership, analytical skills, and ability to translate data into recommendations provided to organization executives
Experience setting, managing and reporting against large budgets, KPIs, milestones, etc.
Master's Degree in Business or related process field
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Trained or Certified
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt trained or certified or Master Black Belt
Experience in retail or supply chain operations
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,390 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 310,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
Lowe's is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.
Continuous Process Improvement / Value Engineering Coordinator
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 74,000 people and operates in more than 40 countries around the world.
Train, track to monitor progress, and advise the project office on Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) and Value Engineering (VE) initiatives, activities, and projects.
Support CPI statistical analysis of projected value and advise the CPI/VE project manager on accepted Lean Six Sigma process steps and methods.
Interface with Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS), Tank-automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM), other PEOs, Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), and CPI/VE POCs on yearly goals, objectives, process requirements, and completion incentives.
Utilize systems engineering practices and tools to identify, analyze and evaluate Product Director Main Battle Tank Systems (PD MBTS) approaches that accelerate schedule, decrease cost, improve performance and reduce risk.
Provide process improvement and VE recommendations as related to future PD MBTS capability enhancements.
Develop and maintain PD MBTS database tracking metrics to access and report on the effectiveness of implemented approaches.
Facilitate CPI meetings with PD MBTS management.
Execute analyses using models, simulation and virtual prototypes to optimize PD MBTS performance.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Management, Logistics, Quality, Production, or other related field with extensive experience covering the specific tasks detailed in job description.
Minimum of 5 consecutive years experience (within the last 7 years) (preferably ground combat vehicle systems experience), with a business or government organization in the performance of Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Process Improvement project definition, measure, assessment and analysis, process improvement, and control.
An active/current Secret security clearance is required at time of hire.
Light- Work usually requires standing or walking to a significant degree. Exerts up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently to move objects.
Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner to get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Equipment and Machines:
Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation.
With the exception of STD/LTD/FMLA & approved time off, attendance is considered essential.
Must be able to work within the shift hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
May be required to work outside of normal shift hours when required for mission support.
Other Essential Functions:
Must have an active security clearance at time of hire.
Must pass drug testing.
Must be able to read and write effectively in English.
Must embrace Beyond Zero/Safety principles of Jacobs to include; adhering to safe work practices and standards while performing daily tasks, taking responsibility for own and coworkers' safekeeping and encouraging other to work safely.
Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner to get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
Must perform work activities requiring interaction, negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others.
Must be able to work under supervision and respond appropriately and professionally to criticism from a supervisor.
The Jacobs System Lifecycle Group (SLG) enables the success of Department of Defense (DOD) and other Governmental organizations by providing unmatched systems life-cycle solutions. As a partner to our clients, we focus on innovative and cutting edge solutions that drive value.
We take pride in sustaining a strong culture by remaining true to our three Core Values: We are a Relationship-based; Growth is an Imperative, and People Are Our Greatest Asset. Jacobs offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations.
Process Engineer - Continuous Improvement
Process Engineer - Continuous Improvement
The Process Engineer – Continuous Improvement reports to the Manager, Process Engineering
Due to internal advancement, Catalent is looking to recruit a Process Engineer – Continuous Improvement to join a growing Engineering group at our site in Winchester, KY.
The Process Engineer is a member of the Site Engineering Team. This team drives the process and equipment improvement agenda as well as root cause analysis around process-oriented deviations for site operations.
Catalent's Winchester location is the flagship US manufacturing location for large scale complex controlled release (CR) oral dose forms, with integrated analytical and development services. With 20 years of expertise in product development, technology transfers and commercial manufacturing, and roots in industry leading Glatt technology. This site offers newly installed Fluid Beds, expanded analytical labs, and an advanced open facility design that provides flexibility in supporting the requirements of any new customer program.
Develop systems to identify and measure key performance indicators (uptime, downtime, scrap, yield)
Identify key site capacity constraints and provides timely solutions to resolve
Uses Lean tools to measure, understand, and improve process variability and efficiency.
Ability to work effectively with Operations and Quality to ensure project results are compliant with site and industry regulations and guidelines
Facilitate Kaizen events for rapid process improvements
Ability to manage related capital projects adhering to budget and schedule constraints
BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial preferred) or equivalent experience
2-6 years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with project management or continuous improvement projects preferred
Prefer experience in pharmaceutical, food, or biotechnology industry
Ability to work with contractors and apply cGMP principles to project work
Fundamental understanding of project management methodologies (budgeting, scheduling)
Leadership Competencies for Performance and Development
Leads with Integrity and Respect
Demonstrates Business Acumen
Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
Engages and Inspires
Coaches and Develops
Works cross-functionally and receives exposure to several departments
Potential for career growth within an expanding Winchester Site
Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K are all offered from day one of employment
19 days of paid time off annually + 7 paid holidays
Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.
Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied. ™
Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities.
Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.
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Senior Continuous Improvement Leader - Process Excellence
Senior Continuous Improvement Leader - Process Excellence
Req ID #: 36847
Location: Mattawan, MI, US, 49071
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe.
Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
We are seeking a Senior Continuous Improvement Leader for our Operational Excellence Team located in Mattawan, MI.
The Senior Continuous Improvement Leader is responsible to work collaboratively within the Continuous Improvement Program Office of the Operational Excellence department, and cross-functionally across business units, utilizing Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology to lead teams and facilitate tools, in support of process improvement related initiatives, training, analysis, and measurement. The position may also mentor other LSS-certified individuals, providing support and guidance in their development.
The following are the minimum requirements related to the Senior Continuous Improvement Leader position.
BS, related industry experience, and 3-5 years of experience in continuous improvement work; Black Belt certification required.
Proven experience in leading global continuous improvement and/or change management initiatives.
Proven communication and presentation skills; demonstrated leadership and problem solving capabilities.
Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions and including ability to learn a validated system.
Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.
Ability to work under specific time constraints.
About MPI Research, a Charles River Company
MPI Research is a premier non-clinical contract research organization (CRO) providing comprehensive testing services to biopharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide.
About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.
We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.
For more information, please visit www.criver.com.
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet
Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo
Job Segment: Toxicology, Biotech, Lean Six Sigma, Pharmaceutical, Biology, Science, Management
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