BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Continuous Improvement Manager in Sandy, Utah

Job Description SummaryEffectively provide leadership and enhance Continuous Improvement (CI) activities through aligning, training, supervising, administrating, coaching, and project/metric tracking. Drives Continuous Improvement efforts by utilizing Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Validation tools. Independently coach and mentor employees including management on CI methods and issue resolution for existing and new projects and teams. Serves as a resource for CI related information. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance to other personnel.

Job Description

Contribute to the development and execution of Continuous Improvement strategy, plans, initiatives, and goals in support of the company vision, values, strategies, and plan. Act as a change agent by providing coaching at all levels in Continuous Improvement philosophy, culture and alignment with BD’s vision, values, strategies, and plan. Provide advice, counsel and/or instructions to individual employees, teams, facilitators, area management, and appropriate personnel relating to CI activities. Monitor and assess CI related needs and performance. Provide feedback, resources, support, training and direction as required to facilitate changes, meet needs and enhance performance. Review periodicals, audio and video tapes, benchmark and network as required to be familiar with and be able to communicate leading edge tools related to training and CI. Assist in maintaining and increasing the visibility and usage of the Continuous Improvement library as required. Regularly provide feedback to management on status and issues regarding the success of CI. Provide structured team, facilitator training and certification in conjunction with Human Resource personnel. Coordinate and gain facilitator commitment as required to ensure facilitation of recognized teams. Perform additional CI duties as required. Comply with all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures including RCRA Hazardous waste regulations. Comply with all BD quality policies, procedures and practices through consistent application of sound quality assurance principles. Other duties as assigned.

  • BS Degree in Business, Organizational Behavior, Engineering, Business Management, or related discipline

  • Eight to ten years experience in developing, organizing, implementing, and managing projects and assignments

  • Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Leader Certification preferred

Primary Work LocationUSA UT - Sandy

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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