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Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Specialist

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Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Specialist

  • 2020-16639
  • Hercules, California, United States

Bio-Rad is a global organization with a complex network of facilities integrated to service our customers.  The Operational Excellence team is on a continuous journey for process improvement across all sites and functions.  The Process Improvement Specialist is a key role to bringing direct value to our bottom line growth, cost, quality, etc.  The right approach, tools, and mindset are needed to tackle the biggest opportunities while teaching and fostering local ownership to drive sustainable changes systematically across the organization.   

Responsibilities

The Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Specialist will utilize LSS expertise to serve as a business partner to Bio-Rad’s Global Supply Chain.  They will take a lead role in driving process improvements on highly visible projects having significant long term strategic and financial impacts on the company, teaching and coaching others as needed. They will orchestrate all aspects of project management and applying LSS methodologies cross-functionally with groups that can include planning, procurement, manufacturing, quality,  distribution, project management, and others.  They must drive the use of data for analysis and decision making as well as getting to root cause and prevention, having a thorough understanding of Lean and Six Sigma tools while knowing how they integrate and can be applied.  They will utilize a learn-do-teach approach to increase competencies and engagement across various functions within Bio-Rad.

 

Some of these initiatives include:

  • End-to-end value stream optimization:  Mapping current and future state, driving out cost and waste.
  • Manufacturing process performance and quality improvements.
  • Process mapping, problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Kaizen event facilitation.
  • Layout and lean process flow optimization and automation.
  • Business process standardization,  optimization, and automation.
  • Supporting the Lean Six Sigma program in training Yellow Belts and Green Belts, hands-on within projects.
  • Conduct site assessments and create site-specific roadmaps for Operational Excellence improvements.
  • The BPS will serve as the resident expert in all things Lean Six Sigma while providing training on specific process improvement tools while providing leadership in change management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in relevant technology.
  • 5+ years related experience.
  • 3+ years working in a manufacturing and/or supply chain logistics environment.
  • Strong analytical skills including data collection and analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Able to deal with high level of uncertainty and shifting priorities.
  • Organizational skill tact and diplomacy.
  • Able to facilitate large and small groups and solve problems.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher level training and certification or equivalent from recognized organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience with Mintab or similar statistical software is a plus.
  • Experience with Visio or other process mapping software is a plus.
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP system is a plus.
  • Experience with manufacturing automation or robotics is a plus.

 

About Bio-Rad:

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

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