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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
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.
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.
Sr. Continuous Process Improvement Engineer
Situated at the intersection of human wellness, energy efficiency and smart connectivity, View designs and manufactures View Dynamic Glass, a new generation of smart, connected, architectural glass. With built-in intelligence, View Dynamic Glass eliminates blinds to provide occupants uninterrupted views and a connection to the outdoors, enhances user comfort and productivity, and improves building aesthetics, while simultaneously reducing energy consumption. View is now installed across 25 million square feet of real estate, with over 25,000 occupants experiencing the benefits of View daily. We are revolutionizing the building industry with a mission to create delightful human environments.
Our culture at View is full of thinkers, explorers and builders. If that sounds like you, come join us. We inspire every new member to achieve their best and support them in every step of the way.
We are looking for a Sr. Continuous Process Improvement Engineer to support the Product Testing and Quality Group, assist with assigned projects factory wide, and serve as a consultant to the factory leadership group. This high visibility position will be responsible for projects and continuous improvement activities that yield improved safety, higher throughput, higher uptime, higher production yield, and a lower production cost. The selected individual will work cross-functionally through the organization and will drive efforts for scaling in volume and quality the innovation coming from our product design team, setting up our systems to fulfill the demand coming from our customer orders, and insuring production efficiency. You will be planning and driving technical solutions and innovations through process, people and technical leadership; applying your expertise to configure production systems to handle new dynamic products and configurations never produced as well as maintaining the existing configurations throughout the product lifecycle. You will need to become knowledgeable of View's manufacturing processes and constraints to be successful at delivering to your goals. You will use your knowledge and strong leadership and collaboration skills to influence continuous improvement changes, driving consistency and best practices.
Essential elements for the position
Deep and commanding knowledge of lean and six sigma principles as it pertains to the evaluation and assessment of heavy manufacturing operations and the simplification of manufacturing processes via:
Identification and elimination of sources of waste
Analysis of current business processes for time traps and operational efficiencies
Value stream mapping and improvement opportunities
TAKT time / throughput improvement opportunities
Tooling and process changes
Leads sustainable efforts across the factory for process mapping, Kaizen, and quick hit projects from definition through execution.
Selects and executes appropriate lean tools for a project or application including value stream mapping, Kaizen, Poka-Yoke, JIT, Kanban, visual management, pull systems, DMAIC, PFMEA, root cause, 8D, and 5-why. Uses his knowledge, skills, and disposition to train others in the application of these tools.
Knowledge of product data management (PDM) and product life cycle management (PLM) tools like Agile
Familiar with new product introduction processes (prototype development, validation and release) and tools
Ability to collaborate and work with a globally dispersed highly technical workforce
Demonstrated acumen in utilizing engineering judgment and problem solving
Must be results oriented and self-motivated, and have the aptitude to define operational requirements and design and implement processes and systems to support those requirements
BS Industrial, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering degree
Lean/Sigma Black Belt Certification
Project Management experience
10-15 years heavy manufacturing experience
Data analysis skills including excel, Minitab, JMP, pareto control charts, etc.
Continuous Process Improvement Analyst
NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.
More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.
The Process Improvement Analyst will be responsible for leading continuous process improvement projects that deliver value and eliminate waste across Retail Operations. This includes identifying and analyzing processes for opportunities and developing / implementing strategies to drive efficiency gains and leverage automation. This role will also be responsible for managing small / medium projects to transform capabilities across Retail Operations and may include projects to support business functions such as Call Center, Mid-Office and Back-Office operations, Segment Marketing as well as corporate functions. This role is instrumental in driving continuous improvements and automation opportunities which ensure NRG stays ahead of the competition and will interact with groups throughout NRG in the course of normal duties.
Assess and interpret customer needs and process requirements for improved operational efficiencies, automation potential and better customer service.
Provide analytical support to Customer Operations teams on internal business processes and system capabilities to improve accuracy and efficiency.
Lead cross-functional teams and gain support for system and process changes from key stakeholders to ensure timely and complete implementation.
Develop process documentation to ensure successful process hand-off upon project completion.
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely and ability to facilitate cross-functional meetings in order to influence effective business decisions.
Employ Lean Six Sigma methodologies and analytics into organizational operations to accomplish business objectives and drive change; Lean Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.
Develop and maintain close and ongoing relationships with key stakeholders.
Proven experience effectively managing and influencing change within a large organization.
Prepare and deliver business cases based on solid analysis and business intuition.
Comfortably handles risk and uncertainty.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong work ethic.
Must be an effective team player.
High level of honesty and integrity.
Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong leadership skills.
Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
Able to think strategically while driving tactical action plans to reach the desired future state
Able to apply tools such as DMAIC, PDCA and Kaizen to decrease process variability, eliminate waste and enhance processes as well as utilize problem-solving skills and root cause analysis to provide business solutions.
Excellent personal computer skills, including all MS Office applications are required. MS Vision and Minitab experience desired.
- Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
Open office environment.
Some overtime required as special projects arise.
Limited travel may be necessary to support projects
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required. MBA or relevant graduate degree preferred.
Experience: 3 - 5 years professional work experience including data analytics, business analyst, and continuous process improvement with demonstrated abilities in problem-solving and team projects or advanced degree and applicable work experience.
NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Associate Director, Continuous Process Improvement - (R1025880)
Job Description: Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.
DescriptionManage large complexity process improvement projects across Q2 Lab Solutions' business units enhancing the level
of process orientation across the organization enabling a positive, value add process culture shift. Create rigorous and
agile continuous process improvement methods to identify, prioritize, implement, and measure changes impacting data
capture, compilation, project planning and project management to accelerate improvements and quality of deliverables.
Assume responsibility and ownership of projects and business challenges developing as a subject matter expert ensuring
high quality, timely, on budget deliverables enabling measurement of change in accordance with SOPs, policies, and
- Manage large complexity process improvement projects that will accelerate operational productivity improvements within
the company. Solutions will address data capture, project planning, change/data/process management, compilation and
result in high quality deliverable generation.
Participate in initiative response/development and presentations providing process improvement expertise.
Evaluate and provide feedback regarding risks, quality, and overall probability of success minimizing negative impact on
- Direct process improvement project analysis, planning, strategy, and implementation by determining and establishing
objectives/ work plan/ timeline for successful implementation. Conduct research and prompt discussions regarding project
specifications and adjustments.
- Leverage optimal techniques such as Process Mapping, Lean Six Sigma and other process improvement / data analysis
techniques necessary to analyze global process improvement activities.
- Identify and establish transparent, successful collaboration with OST management, Process Lead(s) and Lab Business
unit stakeholders to ensure functional deployment aligns with the companies business strategy throughout the life of
Supports Process Lead(s) with the delivery of business unit champion and Green Belt training.
Lead and mentor Operations primes on Green Belt level process improvement projects to completion.
Successfully deliver Green Belt process improvement projects.
Serve as primary contact while leading assigned project problem solving and resolution efforts.
Manage, monitor, and report project status to OST and executive management teams.
Supervise process improvement project information and tracking systems.
Ensure adequate record and document management practices for project activities.
Produce, distribute, and present report/presentation materials.
Job Requirements REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and other data capture and compilation tools
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong critical thinking/analytical skills with strong attention to detail/quality control enabling driving initiatives to closure
Competent presentation and interpersonal skills meeting the needs of all levels within the organization up to and
including the executive management team
Strong project leadership, project management, matrix management, and/or project planning skills
Ability to apply relevant process improvement expertise, data analysis techniques and methodologies
Ability to successfully lead, manage and motivate.
Ability to innovatively solve problems with demonstrated success delivering desired results according to quality
guidelines and timelines
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, management, business unit staff,
clients, and executive management
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in life sciences, business, or operations management or related field with a minimum of 7 years
experience in a relevant function, including 3 years experience leading and executing process improvement projects; or
equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Must possess or seek out a PMP and/or Green Belt certification within 2 years of assuming role
Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
Regular sitting for extended periods of time
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We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.
Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!
We invite you to join IQVIA™.
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Education / Experience / Training:
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent from a four-year college or technical school (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
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Minimum of three years related experience and/or training.
Strong manufacturing experience
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Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook software programs.
Proficient in core concepts of Demand Flow methodologies, Six Sigma, 5S, Safety, Standard Work, Kaizen Techniques, Measurement Systems of inputs and outputs
Excellent oral and written communication skills
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Kimberly-Clark Global Business Services (GBS) is looking for a highly motivated, strategic and influential individual to lead and coordinate all operational, financial/accounting reporting reporting needs and quality assurance (QA) practices for our GBS delivery center supporting the NA region, based in Knoxville, TN.
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Req ID #: 36847
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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, Laboratory, Science, Management
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