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Continuous Improvement Manager - United States  

Becton Dickinson (company)

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

Reporting to the Plant Manager with dotted line responsibility to WW PAS CI Leader to define, prioritize, and implement project strategy. Will lead teams and negotiate for resources and lead Cost-to-Win (Continuous Improvement and Lean Enterprise Initiatives) cost reduction projects to a successful and timely completion.

Job Description

The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

Responsible for the planning, implementation, and execution of all Cost-to-Win activities at the Site.

Responsible for working with and collaborating with other CI Managers and plants outside of their home base site as needed for continuous improvement.

Responsible for working directly with other Plant Business Unit and Functional Managers to insure that CI Budgetary and Project Goals are achieved on schedule.

Serving as primary Coordinator for the administration of the Site's Lean, Process Optimization, and Six Sigma Programs and the ESC (Executive Steering Committee).

Responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic plan for continuous improvement of the value streams for each of the plants primary product manufacturing processes and ensuring that they are optimized from a throughput and waste (OEE) perspective.

Responsible for the oversight, development, training, implementing, and sustaining of the plant’s Lean Culture including 20 Keys, 5S, Visual Controls, Standard Work, Kaizen systems, and Strategy Deployment A3s.

Working with plant engineering and Corporate MPT Engineering Managers.  Plans, schedules, organizes and delegates Cost-to-Win project activities.  Sets goals, establishes priorities and coordinates project resources in the development of concepts and approaches and then reviews progress/results and reports them to plant management.

Collaborates with Engineering/Manufacturing and other functional departments to generate cost savings project lists.  Proactively leads multiple teams to the desired results.  Prioritizes cost savings projects.  Manages to savings and timeline completion.

Coordinates with R&D and Unit Quality as necessary on Cost-to-Win (CI and Lean Enterprise Initiatives) projects to manage the ACR and GPDS processes, including evaluation of and improvements to those processes.  Proficiently oversees the ECO process for assigned projects.

Ensures regulatory compliance of Cost-to-Win projects by collaborating with the applicable groups.  Complies with all local state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures including HCRA Hazardous Waste regulations.  Complies with all local BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through consistent application of sound quality assurance principles.

Minimum Qualification


Required: BS Degree/Master’s Degree with emphasis in Business.


Required: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in areas of Six Sigma, Lean, DFSS, and consulting. MBB desired.

Preferred:  10 years’ team leadership experience and proven talent as a change leader. 

Certified in Six Sigma or Lean.

Other responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

Complying with, and responsible for enforcing, all local and corporate BD safety regulations policies/procedures.  Complying with all corporate and local BD quality policies/procedures/practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles.  Ensures compliance through appropriate communication, training and education of sound Quality Assurance principles. Responsible for the activities and programs as defined for this position in the Quality Systems Manual.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status

Primary Work Location

USA NE - Broken Bow

Additional Locations

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