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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Operational Excellence Manager (m/f/d) in Karlsruhe, Germany

Job Description Summary

The Operational Excellence (OpEx) Manager is responsible to collaborate within the organization and across other plants to teach, implement and sustain the Production System principles.

The OpEx Manager shares ownership of meeting or exceeding business performance goals in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) by engaging the talents of all associates towards the mindset of zero loss.

The OpEx Manager is a primary point of contact to lead and mentor teams through an effective change process to achieve operational excellence.

Job Description


  • Meet or exceed cost saving / continuous improving goals through leading and/or supporting Focused Improvement teams

  • Identify areas for cost savings and improvements

  • Lead a team of BDPS Practitioners and the CI (continuous improvement) organization

  • Develop a Master Plan for implementation of a Production System

  • Create and maintain a robust, consistent governance model to sustain results and standards utilizing a Tiered Management System (TMS)

  • Use effective change management techniques to drive and support culture and mindset shifts at a variety of levels in the organization.

  • Optimize value stream at site applying lean principles

  • Regularly engage with expanded network or practitioners across BD; share best practices and benchmarking.


  • Drive complex change efforts and leverage associate engagement favorably.

  • Exceptional listening skills with an Able to effective give and receive feedback in order to perform shared tasks, meet common goals.

  • Influence a variety of organizational levels; at the component level, site or across the network.

  • Achieve results through collaboration and data driven approaches.

  • Implement complex program through rigorous thoughtful planning.

  • Effectively communicate a variety of topics (strategic, tactical) to various organizational levels.

  • Proven orientation to change by continuous improvement mindset and behaviors.

  • Leads by example and inspires a vision.

  • Financial acumen to understand how the BDPS process drives tangible business results.

  • Ability to work in Teams but also lead Teams

  • Demonstrates learning agility.

  • Able and willed to deal with ambiguity

  • Cooperative, self-dependent, structured and target-oriented approach

  • Multi-lingual preferred – fluent in written and spoken German and English

  • Willing and able to travel 20-50% (during implementation phase).

Our Offer:

Collaboration in a highly motivated global environment. A familiar work climate in an innovative environment where your input counts. A safe workplace with long term perspectives. We endeavor a long term collaboration – hence corporate career planning throughout diverse phases of life conveys a high importance and value for us.

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Primary Work Location

DEU Karlsruhe

Additional Locations

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.

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, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email