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Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: BAXTER
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

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. -Summary:The Operational Excellence Manager is responsible for leading operational excellence deployment at the St. Paul, Minnesota location. This individual should be a strong team player with highly developed communication and presentation skills with the ability to lead multiple projects and activities.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead key operational projects including:
  • Implementation of the Baxter Operating system (BOS)
  • Developing Hoshin plans for the site
  • Implementing and executing iCare, lean thinking, and lean methodologies
  • Develop and deploy the site's Value Improvement Project (VIP) pipeline and continuous improvement program
  • Maintain and update end to end Value Stream Mapping (VSM) for the site
  • Identify and deploy best practices for the site and Americas region
  • Coach and mentor site personnel, at all levels, to train and implement lean.
  • Work closely with site management to better understand how to assist the site in its continuous improvement journey
  • Ensure the site has appropriate number of Root Cause Problem Solvers, Six Sigma Belts and Lean practitioners
  • Coach and mentor site Green Belt candidates through their qualifications and their continuing recertification journeysQualifications:
    • Must have hands on experience implementing Lean Thinking, Lean Tools and Kaizen events to drive Lean improvements in manufacturing operations
    • Lean certification or Six Sigma Black Belt required
    • Ability to apply Lean Thinking and Lean Tools
    • Demonstrates effective root cause problem solving using Six Sigma or Toyota 8 Step Process
    • Must be proficient in the following areas:
    • Negotiating, influencing, coaching, and facilitation
    • Reading, writing, and verbal communication in English
    • Analytical and statistical problem solving
    • Proven skills working with cross-functional teams.
    • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.Education and/or Experience:
      • BS/BA degree in Business Management, Engineering, or other related field of study. MBA, MS or another technical graduate degree preferred.
      • Certified Black Belt
      • Minimum 5 years of business operations, plant manufacturing, or engineering experience
      • Broad business knowledge and ability to link customer needs with business processes#IND-USOPS#LI-AK1The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.Equal Employment OpportunityBaxter 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. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Reasonable AccommodationsBaxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.Recruitment Fraud NoticeBaxter has discovered incidents of employment scams, where fraudulent parties pose as Baxter employees, recruiters, or other agents, and engage with online job seekers in an attempt to steal personal and/or financial information. To learn how you can protect yourself, review our . 056654

Keywords: BAXTER, St. Paul , Continuous Improvement Manager, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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