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Continuous Improvement Manager - Six Sigma Black Belt

Lexington, Massachusetts

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Continuous Improvement Manager - Six Sigma Black Belt

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Job ID SR0027516 Date posted 03/11/2019 Location Lexington, Massachusetts; Cambridge, Massachusetts

Primary Duties
The Operational Excellence Coach is responsible for identifying, leading and implementing continuous improvement measures at the Lexington site through the use of standardized Lean/Six Sigma-based tools to simplify processes, improve quality, remove waste and reduce cost. Support development and deployment of the site Continuous Improvement Master Plan. Build strong relationships in their respective partnerships, becoming intimate with their mission, processes and requirements. Using robust change management skills, the incumbent will communicate across the organization to ensure key stakeholders are aware and supportive of changes and their benefits, at all levels of the organization and locations as required.

Responsibilities
40%: Lead Improvement Projects / Events
Lead the design and implementation of improvement initiatives or events for processes that have a cross-functional impact to eliminate waste, reduce cycle time and improve Takeda business performance while establishing a sustainable model for continuous improvement.Complete strategic projects and Kaizen events in alignment with Lexington site strategic deployment plan.

40%: Lead and Coach Change
Act as a coach and change agent to instill a continuous improvement culture throughout the organization. Standardize approach for and application of Lean/Six Sigma tools, and methods. Ensure OE standards (e.g. DMAIC, Lean, Root Cause Analysis) are being used for problem solving (tools and methods) and daily continuous improvement. Train and coach Belt candidates on Lean and Six Sigma methods, mentor candidates to completion and certification.

20%: Business Partner
Provide general support for the Lexington CI Master Plan, including identification/chartering/prioritization of improvement opportunities. Coach colleagues on standard work and adoption of Lean and Six Sigma principles and behaviors. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelors degree in a technical field/business required, advanced degree preferred
Lean and/or Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent.
5-8 years experience in a Lean/Six Sigma role preferably in bio/pharmaceutical, biotechnology or life science industry.
A proven record of accomplishments in continuous improvement events/projects, team leadership and problem-solving, demonstrated success initiating change.
Strong coaching experience and application of Operational Excellence methods and tools.
Experience in applying systematic and rigorous analytical methods to improve processes, including the following methodology/tools: Six Sigma (DMAIC), Value Stream Mapping, Control Plans, Mistake Proofing, Root Cause and Corrective Action, Kaizen, 5S.
Other Job Requirements
Limited travel (domestic and international) required.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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