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Job ID :
41996BR
Location :
US - Kansas - Lenexa
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Job Description
The Value Stream PPI Business System Leader is responsible for leading continuous improvement initiatives and fostering a continuous improvement culture in the Value Stream. The Leader coaches and mentors in PPI tools and techniques, increasing the Value Stream’s continuous improvement capacity and engagement. This individual will work closely with the Value Stream Leadership Team to identify, prioritize, and lead PPI initiatives that are aligned with Value Stream business objectives. This role also manages the Productivity Funnel process for the value stream to ensure that projects have clear ownership within the business to drive execution.

Job Description:
  • Partner with Value Stream Leadership to ensure there is an active pipeline of PPI projects aligned to business priorities, metrics and results.
  • Lead efforts to create a continuous improvement culture at all levels of the Value Stream.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve continuous improvement processes, practices and results in the Value Stream.
  • Drive 5S within the Value Stream.
  • Ensure PPI projects accurately identify root cause and/or systemic issues, and resolve issues using effective countermeasures.
  • Partner with other Value Stream members to ensure solutions are successfully implemented and are delivering intended results. Take appropriate countermeasures as needed if results are not as expected.
  • Identify and pursue synergy opportunities across projects, issues and areas.
  • Lead/facilitate PPI projects as required.
  • Act as a Role Model Leader, with a positive mindset and a passion to achieve short- term and long-term goals.
  • Educate Value Stream employees on PPI Business System theory and application through project work, individual mentoring, formal classroom training, and other methods as beneficial.
  • Partner with other PPI Leaders internally and externally to share best practices.
  • Performs all job duties in a safe manner, consistent with the Code of Ethics and the 4-I Values, and follows all ISO standards, Company and site policies and guidelines, and regulatory or statutory requirements.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as needed.


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, engineering or relevant degree
  • At least 3 years of experience with Continuous Improvement methodologies, tools and application.
  • 3+ years working experience in a manufacturing environment with ISO quality standards strongly preferred.
  • Leadership or supervisory experience a plus.
  • Ability to conduct critical analysis and assessments to develop strategic action plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems through effective application of root cause analysis and countermeasure methodology.
  • Experienced in advanced data collection, measuring, analysis, improvement and control. Understands and applies the PDSA cycle.
  • Ability to effectively lead project teams through entire improvement cycle, starting with project definition and ending with standardization of solutions.
  • Ability to act as a change agent- Lead and manage change effectively, by systematically driving use of Lean tools for continuous improvement and change throughout operations.
  • Strong project management & facilitation skills.
  • Experience in teaching through formal sessions as well as individual mentoring.
  • Actively models our 4-I Values (Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement).
  • Strong Innovation skills.
  • Demonstrated learning agility.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to interface & influence effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong ability to effectively use judgment and make decisions.
  • Excellent prioritization, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Has working knowledge of various business functions (Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Human Resources and Financial).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel as required, <5% of the time.
  • Working conditions require the ability to sit, stand, walk, bend, and work at a computer station and on manufacturing shop floor.


Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • At least 3 years of experience with Continuous Improvement methodologies, tools and application.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems through effective application of root cause analysis and countermeasure methodology.
  • Experienced in advanced data collection, measuring, analysis, improvement and control. Ability to deliver fact- based decisions and apply a mindset for Lean Management.
  • Ability to accurately and quickly assess a situation on the manufacturing floor and determine and implement corrective measures to maintain flow of production.
  • Ability to effectively lead project teams through entire improvement cycle, starting with project definition and ending with standardization of solutions.
  • Must be able to lead and manage change effectively.
  • Strong Innovation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to interface & influence effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Strong project management & facilitation skills.
  • Excellent prioritization, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
This position is not approved for relocation assistance.




Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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