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Continuous Improvement Lead

Company: Avantor
Location: Paris
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Avantor Business System will be an integral part of the way we run our business for the long-term. The Business System Office. This Avantor Business System role will focus on creating, supporting, and assisting the improvement efforts tied to the company's local facilities most critical business processes; primarily in the innovation, commercial, and operations functions focused in the operations, warehouse and planning functions but also interfacing with the Safety and Quality groups . Through analyzing processes, diagnosing operational challenges, and implementing process changes, the Business System Office will drive continuous improvement and breakthrough performance ultimately shaping the facilit ies continuous improvement culture. company culture and brand.
The goal is to positively impact results and culture by establishing standards, institutionalizing daily management processes, and adopting consistent problem-solving methods. Working with key leaders within the organization, this leader will build an action plan to identify opportunities and implement tools and processes such as; the strategy deployment process, tiered daily management process and A3 management and problem-solving processes which will ultimately define the lean culture and activities. This will require significant change management to effectively embed throughout the growing organization. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -- Deploy Avantor Business System and organization through partnership and influence at the local facility. of the Executive Leadership Team -- Implement the Business System including; daily management metrics, review and problem-solving cadence and agenda/format, process to address KPI and CVD (core value drivers); implementing lean tools and training programs to deliver on the fa cilities continuous improvement strategic plan. -- Establish a lean deployment program which; ensures the application of globally recognized standards for lean principles and practices, serves as a benchmark for Avantor's achievements, provides a common roadmap for continuous improvement and workforce development -- Develop capability across the spectrum from the tactical (deployment and application of principles, concepts and methods) to the strategic (a transformation that deeply impacts a key value stream) -- Coaching and implementation of best in class lean tools and methodology (hands-on experience a must) MOST IMPORTANT COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: -- Execution - Delivers and measures results -- Influence - Drive commitment over compliance, must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to take action on initiatives -- Technical Expertise - Possess the technical skills necessary to be credible; must have significant practitioner experience in Growth & Lean tools and processes -- Communication - must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms, and courageously speak to all levels of the organization QUALIFICATIONS: -- Demonstrated successful leadership and proficiency in building and implementing lean business system/practices for global manufacturing organization (in a variety of situations) within a sites manufacturing and/or distribution organization. -- Strategic mindset with hands-on approach -- Strong focus on customer and end user experience -- Gains traction quickly, demonstrates ambition and high energy -- Independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situations EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: -- BS or BA Degree; Master's Degree preferred -- Minimum five years in a lean/operational leadership role -- Extensive training and implementation experience in industry leading lean tools and practices -- Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a general site manager's perspective -- Familiarity with various manufacturing process technologies -- Excellent time and project management DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. EEO Statement We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com --and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below. By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation Posted 2 Days Ago Full time R-126435 About Us Avantor-- is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

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