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Senior Manager of Continuous Improvement

Company: Visby Medical
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAbout VisbySan Jose-based, Visby Medical is an ambitious, well-funded, and fast-paced early-stage biotech start-up. Driven by a belief that disease diagnosis should be quick, accurate, and accessible to all, Visby is developing a novel diagnostic device platform that aims to redefine the way infectious disease is tested and treated.SummaryWe seek a change agent that has led a successful Lean transition in a highly collaborative cross functional manufacturing environment. The Sr Continuous Improvement Manager will understand how to transition an organization from traditional methodologies to employ the Lean philosophy through fact-based decisions which impact to the bottom line. This position is responsible to lead the company initiative to move towards a lean operations environment. Acts as a central resource for lean manufacturing and assists with day-to-day production support and improvements. A technical background combined with product/management skills is needed. This position will interact with all areas of the business but will initially focus on manufacturing and supply chain Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the coordination of Continuous Improvement (CI) events, development and delivery of Lean and CI training material, and generation of executive presentation materials
  • Identification of key performance tracking metrics relating to CI deployment.
  • Drive transformational change at the value stream level while sharing in the tactical implementation of Lean and CI best practices.
  • Facilitate, coach, counsel, and mentor the direction on targeted improvement initiatives.
  • Responsible for working with teams as tasked to enhance the performance of processes and drive CI.
  • Identify, facilitate, and support opportunities for process improvement across the organization.
  • Proactively facilitates high value improvement efforts in functional disciplines and across business processes in support of business strategic and operational plans.
  • Serves as a technical content expert. Builds organizational sustainability of process improvement knowledge and strategies in the form of training and implementation of efficient business processes.
  • Partners with organizational leaders and front-line teams to design and implement processes that utilize staff effectively, enhance service and continuously improve the work environment.
  • Facilitate cultural and strategic change across functional and departmental boundaries.
  • Reports to the SVP of Manufacturing and OperationsQualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent experience
    • 7 - 10 years of hands-on experience in a lean manufacturing environment
    • Direct work experience with lean manufacturing techniques, tools and capacity.
    • Proven experience in risk and change management.
    • Must be able to demonstrate of history of sustained results (i.e., implementation has lasted at a site or in a group).
    • Experience working in a manual and robotic assembly manufacturing environment.
    • Proficiency with factory and facility layouts using CAD
    • Proven ability to work, influence, and drive change/results at all levels of an organization.
    • Excellent leadership skills, including communication, change management, coaching, team facilitation, and strong/proven analytical problem-solving abilities.
    • Willingly accepts a wide variety of task assignments.
    • Excellent time management to achieve successful results.
    • Has a passion for continuous improvement and achieving excellence.
    • Must be highly motivated and self-directed.
    • Ability to analyze complex manufacturing data and propose changes leading to higher efficiency and safety
    • Must be able to demonstrate of history of sustained results (i.e., implementation has lasted at a site or in a group).
    • Training in Lean will have been learned through a reputable source.
    • A bias for action including a sense for thoughtful urgency to drive continuous improvement.
    • Highly hands-on and strong mechanical aptitude needed.
    • Experience working in a medical device manufacturing environment a plus.
    • Unless an employee has been granted an exemption based on a medical disability or based on a sincere religious belief, observance, or practice, full vaccination for COVID-19 and proof of full vaccination is required. As a condition of employment with Visby, please be prepared to show proof of vaccination along with your other required legal documents on your first day of employment.#LI-AH1

Keywords: Visby Medical, San Jose , Senior Manager of Continuous Improvement, Executive , San Jose, California

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