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Focused Improvement Leader - Manufacturing, Medtronic, Fridley, MN, USA

Focused Improvement Leader - Manufacturing, Medtronic, Fridley, MN, USA
Posted on: Dec.24.2022

Focused Improvement Leader - Manufacturing, Medtronic, Fridley, MN, USA

Job Description

Careers that Change Lives
Are you looking to drive strategic Lean transformations for the leader in the Medical Technology industry?  As a core member of the Focused Improvement Team representing Operational Excellence, you will have responsibility for the planning and execution of strategic Lean improvement projects across the network of Medtronic manufacturing plants around the globe. These objectives include specific operational performance targets as well as the development and coaching of Site Operational Excellence personnel to create a sustainable culture of continuous improvement while delivering business results.
This position will work closely with leadership across Sites/Platforms as well as within the Operational Excellence organization.  You will be at the forefront of Medtronic’s Mission to Alleviate Pain, Restore Health, and Extend Life by improving our capability to deliver life-saving products.
This role can be based in the US or Mexico, ideally near a Medtronic Manufacturing Plant.
You can grow your career with us; we hope you’ll consider joining our team!

A Day in the Life

•    Plans, performs, and implements process improvement initiatives (such as Lean or Six Sigma) with a heavy focus on improvement and/or design of Manufacturing Lines/Cells (Quality, Cost and Services)
•    Coach and mentor site OpEx personnel on Lean Sigma Manufacturing tools and concepts to build capability within sites (I do/we do/you do)
•    Build and maintain a roadmap of projects and deliverables on a timeline with frequent refreshment to deliver programmatic savings.
•    Maps and analyzes complex Value Streams to identify improvement opportunities
•    Assists senior leaders and champions in selecting projects that align with business/functional goals and strategies which deliver quantifiable business results
•    Liaison with Zero Loss and Platform leader to identify critical project opportunities
•    Liaison with Training Curriculum owners to ensure alignment to best practices in Lean Manufacturing
•    Communicates team progress
•    Plans, performs and implements process improvement initiatives (such as Lean or Six Sigma)
•    Organizes, leads and facilitates cross-functional project teams
•    Develops metrics that provide data for process measurement, identifying indicators for future improvement opportunities
•    Collects data to identify root cause of problems
•    Aligns improvement to performance shortfalls
•    May deliver presentations and training courses including measurement, analysis, improvement and control
•    Performs cost and benefit analyses
•    Travel typically up to 50%, however varies based on initiatives ongoing

Must Haves

•    Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of business operations, plant manufacturing and/or engineering experience OR advanced degree and 3+ years of experience

Nice to Have

•    Certified Black Belt or greater/Master Black Belt
•    Solid implementation experience in Lean with value stream transformational experience
•    MBA/MS degree or other technical graduate degree
•    Proven track record of deploying Lean Manufacturing concepts in a variety of applications and/or industries
•    Able to link Continuous Improvement projects to business results
•    Strategic minded while having the ability to focus on the critical actions
•    Exceptional presentation skills with multiple levels of the organization
•    Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
•    Strong Project Management skills
•    Systematic problem solver (DMAIC thinking)
•    Highly influential and able to sell ideas and approaches
•    Exceptional coaching and mentoring competency
•    Able to influence change without direct authority
•    Strong analytical skills
•    Creates a sense of urgency to drive results
•    Able to work independently
•    Solid financial acumen

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. Let’s 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)
Yes, < 50 % of the Time


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