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Operational Excellence Specialist

  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 18 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 13 February 2023
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Job Description:

The Operational Excellence (OpEx) Specialist is responsible for supporting site initiatives and developing OpEx capability and culture in quality area within the Devens Biologics Operations Site by using and promoting the use of Lean Six Sigma methodology and change management, so that the goals of the site are achieved.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with assigned departments to identify and execute a pipeline of continuous improvement opportunities (e.g., cost savings, capacity, and efficiency projects) and coach resources on applying (OpEx) concepts and tools.

  • Embed OpEx Foundational skills in “The Way We Work” at the site. Ensure OpEx foundational skills (e.g., 5S, Gemba Walks, Tier Process Management, Visual Management, Value Stream Maps, Standard Work, and Kaizens) are being used by resources in assigned departments.

  • Facilitate the creation of a continuous improvement culture (i.e., lean operations) at the site.

  • Support business change initiatives to achieve desired business benefits through: Project Management and Lean Six Sigma

  • Act as a coach for program/project teams, leadership teams and departments on use of Lean methodology, use of Six Sigma methodology, and use of change management tools.

  • Support engagement with Operational Excellence through management of ideas generation, GEMBA walks, communication (Tier Process Management and/or visual boards), governance meetings, and other tools.

  • Leading and coaching of workshops and day-to-day activities; leading and coordination of initiatives; and coaching personnel on day-to-day use of Operational Excellence.

  • Provide specific tools and lean technique training as required by the business.

Qualifications & Experience Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc.:

  • Six Sigma and Lean skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, including the ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations, and proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders.

  • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure, ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability.

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial, chemical/biochemical engineering or a related discipline or equivalent.

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in OpEx/Six Sigma/Lean/Continuous Improvement in biopharmaceutical or related industry, documented by a solid history of functional accomplishments and a proven track record.

  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the Six Sigma and Lean philosophies and can teach and coach others how to apply Six Sigma and Lean concepts and foundational tools (e.g., Tier Process Management, Value Stream Mapping, Visual Management, 5S, etc.).

  • Applied experience leading Kaizen Events.

  • Black Belt/Green Belt, Lean Leader/Practitioner or PMI/PMP certification a plus.

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

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Full Name: Akash Mehra

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Phone: 908-224-9613