Olympus America Inc. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Center Valley, PA - The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Specialist will be delivering efficiency, effectiveness and operational excellence, creating competitive advantage for Olympus. Working primarily with Sales, Marketing, Corporate Central Functions, Shared Services and Supply Chain, the ultimate focus of the incumbent will be on our customers’ success and their satisfaction with the products and services that we provide. He/She will continually seek simple business process solutions, incorporating automation and mistake-proofing wherever possible, to improve our business performance. As a prominent member of our Project Management & Business Optimization Group, the incumbent's inspirational leadership and experience will significantly strengthen our culture of Continuous Improvement.

Olympus embraces diversity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policies as well as our values prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification. EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

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Job Duties:

  • Lead and facilitate Lean Six Sigma (LSS) improvement initiatives and projects focused on transactional and operational processes, utilizing the DMAIC approach and deploying a comprehensive range of LSS tools and methodologies.

  • Train, coach and mentor our LSS Practitioners (Green Belts), to help them attain certification.

  • Provide awareness training and mentoring to other employees, who will be our LSS Advocates (White Belts).

  • Provide data analysis that supports process design and re- engineering of business processes.

  • Create and monitor Key Performance Indicators to generate process performance data, to quantify improvement gains, and to sustain the benefits of completed projects.

  • Work with stakeholders and process owners to support their initiatives, to develop their process metrics, and to improve their processes.

  • Through collaborative leadership, identify and prioritize cross- functional project resources within our matrix organization.

  • Work with Black Belts and Master Black Belts positioned elsewhere within the company, to share best industry practices.

  • Manage our Improvement Project Portfolio, ensuring that that project status reports are regularly issued, and that benefits are quantified and tracked.

  • Summarize and disseminate project execution lessons learned, at project closure.

  • Oversee the process of capturing and evaluating new ideas, to maintain the project pipeline of improvement opportunities.

  • Identify and publicize success stories, including sustainable Quick Wins, to recognize individual and team efforts, and to grow our CI Culture.

  • Perform all other essential duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

(ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or Information Technology is required.

  • Must be Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified, gained in transactional areas.

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Information Technology is preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years working within an environment of process excellence is required.

  • Minimum of 10 years training other LSS practitioners to certified belt level is required.

  • Experience in medical device, life sciences or other highly regulated industrial environment is preferred.

  • Must have project management experience, to independently initiate and execute projects with attention to detail and deadlines.

  • Must have program management experience, coordinating many in-flight projects and ensuring successful completion.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio.

  • Experience with statistical applications is necessary - Minitab or equivalent.

  • Must be able to influence and motivate people at all organizational levels.

  • Must be able to manage conflict through proactive action and clear communication.

  • Must be able to travel 5-10%, mainly North/Central/South America.

Auto req ID 2767BR

Posting Title Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Company URL Olympus Corp of the Americas at http://www.olympusamerica.com/

About Us Olympus Corporation of the Americas, with headquarters in Center Valley, PA is a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in health care, life science and consumer electronics products throughout North America. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include: gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products; advanced clinical and research microscopes, digital cameras and voice recorders. Olympus Corp of the Americas at http://www.olympusamerica.com/

Posting Locations Pennsylvania, Center Valley

Olympus is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification.