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Operational Excellence Manager

Your role:
We are looking for an experienced Operational Excellence Manager.  You must be able to manage, lead and drive continuous improvement activities at several sites in the Life Science AEM Cluster achieving cost, quality, service, and/or safety improvements. In particular, we are seeking an individual with strong knowledge of lean manufacturing. As essential for the candidate is a positive record of accomplishment in implementing and inspiring an organization for daily continuous improvement.  The candidate will lead transformational projects, coach other individuals running lean projects, and support the local management team in building a daily continuous improvement culture. Participate in global projects and actively seek and share best practices in the network. The candidate will report to the Head of Operational Excellence of the AEM cluster. 


Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science preferred
  • Lean and Six Sigma Certified Green Belt, Certified Black Belt preferred
  • Proven leadership in application of Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Ability to influence change with indirect or limited authority
  • Ability to engage all levels of the organization, from site leadership to the shop floor in continuous improvement.
  • 5+ years of experience in continuous improvement
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to travel, typically 30%
Job Requisition ID:  210739
Location:  St. Louis
Career Level:  E - Professional (10+ years)
Working time model:  full-time

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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
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