Site Continuous Improvement Leader


Highly visible leadership position requiring a goal driven, results oriented, change agent professional to manage and lead continuous improvement (Cl) program at our Shelton, CT facility. This position is responsible for our site continuous improvement roadmap. This position plans, initiates, implements and tracks Cl projects. The individual will lead site level LEAN transformation, develop and deliver the necessary training to all levels of the organization in support of Cl and our overall Lean journey.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design CI program and align CI activities with site AOP objectives and priorities
  • Daily interactions with production, planning, purchasing, quality, sourcing, and R&D teams to ensure smooth connectivity with all CI activities
  • Train and lead cross-functional teams to drive continuous improvement to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost (SQDC) at the cell level and across operations
  • Work with Operations and Quality teams to implement robust, high quality and highly efficient processes as part as new product development (NPD) and new product introductions (NPI's). note: measured by NPI launch effectiveness
  • Provide financial analysis of improvements to the management team and maintain the savings database
  • Coach and mentor others in the development and execution of LEAN principles
  • Introduce LEAN management systems and cell/department level Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI) to operations and support groups/departments
  • Ensure the organizational structure is reviewed on a regular basis and maintains alignment with the required resources required to continuously perform Lean activities and projects.
  • Perform benchmark studies as required
  • Drive the identification and adoption of "Best Practices"
  • Communicate the status/results of all assigned Lean projects to all levels of the organization
  • Provides documentation with metrics of results and benefits to the company

Job Requirements :

Qualifications/Education/Technical Skills:

  • Has successfully led a minimum of 30 (30) Kaizen events within a manufacturing environment
  • Has participated in and led numerous Kaizen events in manufacturing, materials, warehouse, engineering and traditional manufacturing support departments
  • Understanding of ERP systems in support of "configure to order" or "engineer to order" products
  • Proven track record of measurable results with applied metrics and financial controls to support a Lean enterprise
  • Ability to design, develop, and implement a Lean roadmap for the Shelton site
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Ability to lead a multi-disciplined team within a matrixed organization
  • Drive Key Performance Indicator (KPI) consolidation to support all Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost (SQDC) initiatives
  • Ability to develop and execute project plans to include key milestones and objectives and report on such on a regular basis to various levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of Quality, Supply Chain, and Engineering functions
  • Strong internal and external customer focus
  • Basic understanding of financials (Revenue, labor cost, material cost, overhead, inventory, with hands on experience improving any combination of the above
  • Solid understanding of LEAN Principles and Tools:
  • Supplier - Input - Process- Output- Customer (SlPOC) Mapping
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Just-In-Time
  • Kaizen
  • Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA)
  • Design to Cost (OTC)
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
  • Demand Flow, One piece flow, Push/Pull systems
  • Kanban
  • Visual factory/office
  • 5S
  • Poke Yoke (Mistake proofing)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Statistical Process Control {SPC)
  • IS0 Process certification

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Ability to focus, prioritize, and execute in a highly dynamic work environment
  • Management DevelopmentCurriculum
  • Six-Sigma and Leanmethodologies.

Details of the Site Continuous Improvement Leader's competency and training will be planned and maintained within the site Learning Management System

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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