Continuous Improvement Specialist

08 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Justin Pankinas
Job Type
Operational Excellence Specialist
Support site to deliver significant business results.
*To improve business processes and build lean capability.
*Provide leadership and guidance on the integration of Lean & Six Sigma, Change Execution Methodology (CEM), Behavioural Coaching & Consequence Management (BCCM), Inclusion and Process Management systems to achieve business objectives.

Activities within Role:
Primary activities/responsibilities:
*Drive the design, management and improvement of site operating systems, management systems and leader behaviours in line with site hoshin.
*Apply lean principles to recognize and implement continuous improvement activities to increase flexibility, eliminate waste, while improving flow to internal and external customers.
*Coaching & Execution of Scientific Problem Solving
*Ensure the highest Quality, Compliance and Safety standards
*Sound financial stewardship, management and control.

Continuous Improvements: Responsible for driving a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying Merck Six Sigma tools within the Planning & Logistics group
Coaching and Training:Coaching others by sharing their skill-set and expertise.

Behaviours, Job Experience and Qualifications
Key Behaviours:Focus on Customers, Including Patients
Focus the entire organization on delivering value for customers, including patients, by understanding and meeting their needs.
Actively listen and seek to understand differing perspectives; work together to achieve the common goals of the new Company.
Act with Candour and Courage
Speak openly, honestly and with conviction; have the courage to take appropriate risks and make difficult decisions.
Make Rapid, Disciplined Decisions
Make timely decisions at the right level with the right data, and support them once made.
Drive Results
Set clear performance standards; overcome obstacles; hold ourselves and others accountable for achieving results.
Demonstrate Ethics & Integrity
Adhere to the highest standards of trustworthy and ethical behaviour in all interactions and hold others to the same standards; comply with all laws, policies and regulations; identify and address ethical issues without hesitation.
Build Talent: Build diverse talent with the capabilities necessary to succeed in our markets; inspire, reward and develop to ensure individuals reach their potential; make tough calls when necessary.

Job Experience:
*Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. manufacturing, quality, engineering, etc.)
*At least three years' experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment with experience in a planning role in an operations environment.
*Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
*Demonstrated leadership and change management skills with a continuous improvement focus.

*Degree or 3rd level qualification (Science, Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Systems).
*Desirable evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
*Desirable for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
*knowledge of Business Information Systems

Skill Set Expected:
*Demonstrated ability to fully realize improvement initiatives.
*Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Six Sigma team, etc.
*Advanced PC skills in Excel.
*Stakeholder management of multi decision makers, colleagues, peers and cross functional teams.

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