Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.
SPECIALIST, OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Specialist, Operational Excellence for our Winnipeg office. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and experience in Lean Fundamentals, concepts and facilitation, will have a minimum of 5 years of related operational experience with 2-5 years of Lean/ Operational Excellence experience and have a Lean or Lean Sigma Green Belt Certification. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation. This position is located in Winnipeg, Canada.
The Operational Excellence (OE) Specialist functions as an OE facilitator, analyst, advisor/coach, project manager and educator to lead and support Emergent’s global OE program initiatives. This individual works with a broad range of Emergent leadership, management, staff and stakeholders to drive process improvement, the development of Emergent OE capabilities, and support efforts dedicated to Emergent’s OE/Lean business and cultural transformation.
Plans, leads and facilitates continuous improvement projects using OE-related methodologies, while transferring OE understanding and competencies to project members and stakeholder.
Leads and facilitates efforts to define, map and assess Emergent business processes and operations
Develops and delivers presentations and communications in support of projects
As a member of the global OE team, contributes to the development and execution of OE-related business transformation strategies and plans
Contributes to OE- and business transformation-related content, communications and marketing campaigns, and to the development and maintenance of the OE Sharepoint / intranet presence
Assists in the planning, development and delivery of Operational Excellence-related training materials and programs
Works directly with Emergent leadership, management and staff to understand needs, assess performance, identify gaps, and develop/drive improvement initiatives
Supports and leads efforts to develop and analyze business performance-related data and information, and the tools/systems to make data and KPIs available and visible to support performance assessment
Support and drive “on-the-floor” engagement of site personnel in efforts associated with Emergent’s OE/Lean transformation
Support the OE team by leading / assisting in benchmarking of industry practices and external expertise to identify opportunities and remain current on OE and business transformation concepts.
Serves in the capacity of project manager as required by OE-related initiatives
Maintains and analyzes OE-related project plans, metrics and dashboards
Assist OE and Emergent leadership with strategy development and deployment through the facilitation and use of appropriate Operational Excellence methodologies
Serves as an OE change agent to promote the language of business process, a focus on customers and process performance, visibility to performance data, and the empowerment of staff with the knowledge and authority to improve the processes for which they are responsible.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
Bachelor's degree and experience in Lean fundamentals, concepts and facilitation.
Minimum 5 years of related operational experience with 2-5 years of Lean/Operational Excellence experience preferred
Lean or Lean Sigma Green Belt certification or equivalent
Demonstrates the ability to challenge the status quo and encourage break-through thinking
Extensive experience in Microsoft Suite products and SharePoint
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to facilitate a team to defined outcomes in a timely manner
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to present, influence and collaborate at leadership level
Ability to coach and provide feedback
Knowledge in project management with focus on ability to plan and execute
Results oriented problem solver with a strong analytical mind set
Ability to promote “Lean Thinking” and influence others across all facets of the organization
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical/mental demands are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual would encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.
Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.
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