Share this Job
Apply now »

Operational Excellence Specialist

Your Role:

You will lead and/or support others in Operational Excellence (Op Ex) initiatives within the Biologics US business.  This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.  The Manager, Operational Excellence provides hands-on leadership for high-impact Op Ex projects/ initiatives.  You will work with the Director of Global Op Ex, local site leadership team, business stakeholders, and Op Ex colleagues, to continually develop and implement improvement actions relevant to the business. You are also responsible for coaching and guiding other members of staff through projects.  You will act as the site focal point for Op Ex, supporting the development of an improvement culture at all levels in the company.  You will participate in external and internal forums as required, as well as participate in customer and regulatory audits as required. Permanent base location is in Rockville MD, covering activities in 5 buildings within a 1-mile radius.  Occasional domestic and/ or international travel may be required to support cross-site projects (5-10% max).


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Business Administration, Organizational Development, Engineering, or related field.
  • 7+ years of related laboratory and/or business experience. 
  • 3+ years experience of successfully applying process improvement tools and techniques. (Lean, Six Sigma, etc.)
  • Professional certification in Lean and/ or Six Sigma (Black Belt certification preferred).
  • Previous experience as the Lean and/ or Six Sigma technical content expert and business support for process improvement knowledge and strategies.
  • Understanding of business support disciplines (for example Finance, Capital Investment, M&A, Sales, Marketing, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous involvement in large organizational redesign. 
  • Experience in automation programs preferred.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical or life science industry is preferred.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Understanding of GLP and cGMP regulatory guidelines is desired.
Job Requisition ID:  209380
Location:  Rockville
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

Careers during Covid-19
Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone’s health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options.

US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

Apply now »