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Medtronic Lean Sigma Operational Excellence Program Manager in Louisville, Colorado

Lean Sigma Operational Excellence Program Manager


Louisville, Colorado, United States

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Post Date:

Jan 12, 2021

Careers that Change Lives

This position has the responsibility and authority for leading, deploying, and implementing Lean and Continuous Improvement. This position needs to be a progressive and passionate change agent focused on achieving measurable and sustainable results through the implementation of Lean and Continuous Improvement and needs have a clear understanding and experience with the Continuous Improvement methodologies and tools (DMAIC, DFMA, DFSS, Value stream mapping, one-piece flow, pull production, and Kaizen events) and ability to lead Lean and Continuous Improvement as a coach, teacher, and motivator.

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader thats why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients.

A Day in the Life

  • Develop and implement strategies to deploy Lean and Continuous Improvement throughout the business.

  • Initiate deployment (A3) activities within to ensure that improvement actions are directly linked to the strategic and tactical objectives of Medtronic and the business unit, emphasizing efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, and enabling breakthrough process changes and improvements.

  • Perform value assessments identifying key areas for improvement opportunities.

  • Create improvement plans which meet business goals.

  • Coordinate resources to implement plans that result in process changes and improvements with demonstrated business impact.

  • Coordinate, communicate and publicize Lean and Continuous Improvement activities and successes.

  • Drive Continuous Improvement through leading, supporting, and coaching of projects across Neurosurgery (from supplier to customer) using Continuous Improvement methodologies (DFMA, DFSS, DMAIC, etc.)

  • Facilitate, train, and teach Lean and Continuous Improvement tools and techniques. Develop and share new tools and techniques to improve Lean and Continuous Improvement effectiveness.

  • All activities must be performed in compliance with the Quality System.

  • Performs duties in compliance with environmental, health and safety-related site rules, policies or governmental regulations.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Minimum of 5 years of Lean/Continuous Improvementexperience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years ofexperience

Nice to Have

  • Toyota Production System Leanexperience.

  • Black Belt certification

  • Change management

  • Lean and Six Sigma tool mastery

  • Dynamic and engaging facilitation/training skills.

  • Experience coaching and mentoring

  • Ability to simply and clearly convey and communicate complex concepts.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in a matrix organization.

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and project management skills.

  • Medical manufacturing experience

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage.

Learn more about our benefits here ( .

This position is eligible for a short-term incentive plan. Learn more about Annual Salary and Medtronic Incentive Plan (MIP) on Page 6 here .

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.