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Continuous Improvement Leader

Company: Cardinal Health
Location: Augusta
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Continuous Improvement Engineer Job Description: This position will focus on Six Sigma and/or Lean process improvement projects, typically in support of a value stream or focus factory. Ensure that continuous improvement and associated best practices are pursued, taught, modeled and championed as an integral part of the manufacturing and business environment. Accountabilities: - Work with leadership team to identify opportunities for process improvement and cost savings. - Assist in managing the sites cost reduction programs. Coordinate the cost reduction strategy aligning with budget and the continuous improvement calendar in order to achieve commitments. - Work across functional areas to develop effective solutions aligned with company and business unit/department objectives. - Manage and monitor project or program schedules and progress to ensure expected results are delivered on time and to budget. Maintain, adjust and communicate updates to project plans as needed. - Through the application of Lean concepts, lead Kaizen events and key Six Sigma and/or Lean projects of varying size and scope to identify opportunities to increase efficiency, reduce costs and maximize asset utilization. - Support other Operational Excellence projects and Kaizen events as required. - Lead and assist in delivering Lean and Six Sigma training. - Teach, mentor and lead cross functional teams through Lean Six-Sigma concepts, CI methodology, Kaizen events and process improvements to drive key KPIs in cost, delivery, quality and safety of the site - Perform ad-hoc analyses and consult with business partners to develop solutions for improved efficiencies. - Coordinate lean implementation team meetings and ensure team cohesiveness. - Utilize Value Stream Mapping as a planning tool to prioritize and select the continuous improvement activities. - Implement Lean Manufacturing tools in order to obtain a more robust and predictable product flow. Train and coordinate manufacturing on the same. - Analyze the entire supply chain in order to reduce non-value added activity. - Evaluate candidates and coordinate training for Black and Green Belt certification. Provide support to green and black belts candidates to achieve certification. - Generate Engineering documentation to support validations and Engineering changes as ECO's, CN's, MN's, CDP's, CR's, DA's, etc. - Perform manufacturing validations to support areas assigned executing IQ's, OQ's, ANOVA's, DOE's, Screening's, PQ's and ETR's. - Promote, execute and deploy company defined Operating System (OS). Qualifications: - Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree in engineering, business management, or related field - Preferred Education: B.S. Industrial Engineering - Minimum Years Experience: 5 years in engineering and/or manufacturing environments, 3 years of Six Sigma/Lean tools usage and project management application in a continuous improvement setting - Preferred Years Experience: 5 years in engineering and/or manufacturing environments, 3 years of Six Sigma/Lean tools usage and project management application in a continuous improvement setting - Certified as a Lean Leader or equivalent and as a Six Sigma Green Belt.(preferably black) - Proven practical experience with Six Sigma and/or Lean tools (i.e., DOE, MSA, SPC, VSM, level loading, SMED, etc.) - Strong analytical and statistical problem-solving abilities. - Ability to support multiple projects, balance priorities and meet deadlines. - Ability to generate cost/benefit analysis such as Return on Investment (ROI). - Experience working with cross-functional teams. - Strong facilitation skills. - Strong verbal, written and presentation skills. - Ability to operate effectively with minimal supervision. - Skilled in MS Office and statistical software such as Minitab. - Travel may be required on a non-routine basis. - Working environment is a mixture of light industrial and office. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Cardinal Health, Augusta , Continuous Improvement Leader, Other , Augusta, Georgia

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