BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Staff Quality Engineer I, Continuous Improvement in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryReporting to the Director of Continuous Improvement (CI) for the Device Cluster, the Staff Quality Engineer I, CI provides leadership and support for Continuous Improvement programs through the use of Six Sigma (Manufacturing, Transactional and Design For Six Sigma), Lean, Validation and project management best practices. The role contributes to the definition of the strategy and determines the tactics required to achieve Company, Cluster, business/Unit/plant & functional objectives. Through outstanding facilitation, communication, effective problem solving and active management of ambiguous situations, the Staff QE ensures effective and efficient processes, product safety, product quality and compliance with all relevant global regulations and with customer expectations. Success is measured in terms of the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of quality solutions. Through stakeholder engagement; the Staff QE produces durable and industry leading results, which support key business drivers.

Job Description

  • Provides mentoring / coaching for application of technical principles, theories, concepts and quality, tools and systems.

  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems

  • Works with leaders and subject matter experts to develop continuous improvement strategies linked to key business strategies and objectives.

  • Focuses on improving processes that support the Business and Quality Objectives.

  • Works cross-functionally to drive CI projects, which improve functional work processes.

  • Establishes tracking mechanisms (metrics) that record measurable results of CI in terms of process efficiency, customer satisfaction, financial and non-financial benefits, and transfers those mechanisms to the functions. Develops and maintains an overall dashboard to track CI program/project progress and develops other communication mechanisms.

  • Benchmarks internal and external organizations. Identifies, implements, leverages and transfers best practice knowledge to the organization. Assists functions in utilization of best practices (DFSS, MFSS, 8D, etc).

  • Collaborates with other CI associates and CI network(s) to support the deployment and anchoring of CI capabilities across the functions and sites.

  • Engage with (or may lead) quality networks, as well as the Cluster, business units and associates toward the effective promotion and alignment of organizational goals to the company’s mission and vision.

  • Effectively navigate and lead through the challenges of change and establish key stakeholder engagement focused on win-win solutions.

  • Continuously evaluate progress toward objectives adapting them to meet customer and business needs.

  • Pursue and actively manage key stakeholder relationships that support the broader strategy that are impacted by plant/business/function objectives.

  • Manage customer impacting issues; prioritizing quality and compliance minded solutions that uphold the company and its standards.

  • Maintain positive and cooperative communication and collaboration with all levels of employees, customer, contractors and vendors.

  • Pursue and maintain a functional knowledge of global regulations.

  • Contribute to development of local and/or global strategies.

  • Accomplishes tasks through experienced professionals and managers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in complex/ambiguous environments

  • Negotiating, facilitating and leadership skills.

  • Excellent process thinking

  • Excellent track record of cross functional engagement.

  • Excellent communication / presentation skills.

  • Ability to influence without authority and deal effectively with ambiguity.

  • High level of problem identification, analysis, and formulation of conceptual/technical and business solutions.

  • Strong business, technical and computer skills.

  • Skill with project planning and execution.

  • Using computer based analytical, statistical and modeling tools to identify and improve processes.

  • Mentorship skills focused on effective knowledge and skill transfer.

  • Ability to translate strategy into actionable objectives that drive project execution.

  • Working knowledge of cGMPs and ISO

  • Strong interpersonal skills including communications, facilitation, consulting, coaching, and influencing

  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple projects

  • Proficiency with key PC software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Minitab)

  • Licenses or Certifications:

  • Six Sigma Blackbelt (Master BB preferred)

  • DFSS

  • Lean Leader

  • Project Management

Qualifications

  • Education: BS/MS Science or Engineering

  • 8+ years’ experience in product development, research & development, quality engineering, project management, manufacturing and continuous improvement environments.

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability, effective application of computer based statistical and analytical tools, fundamental knowledge of finance and project scheduling

  • Demonstrated ability to lead people through influence

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This position is a temporary assignment which will include benefits such as (medical, health, dental, 401k). Eligibility for these benefits will be based on the eligibility requirements as determined by the BD Total Rewards policy. This position will support BD & BARD integration efforts and is anticipated to last for an estimated two years.

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 LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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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