Operational Excellence Manager

Posted 11 Sep 2018

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 177165


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your Role: We are looking for an experienced Operational Excellence Manager for our Carlsbad site (CA). She / He must be able to manage and lead continuous improvement activities at one or several sites achieving quality, cost, delivery and safety improvements. In particular, we are seeking for an individual with strong lean expertise. It is essential that the candidate has a positive record of accomplishment in implementing and inspiring an organization of continuous improvement. The candidate will lead their own improvement projects, coach other individuals leading lean projects, support the local management team in achieving a continuous improvement culture, participate in global projects and actively seek and share best practices in the network. The candidate will report to the Head of Operational Excellence of the AEM (API, Excipients and Cell Media) cluster.

Who You Are:

  • Proven demonstration in application of Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Excellent leadership, facilitation, and communication skills (English)
  • Ability to influence with indirect or no authority
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to teach and coach
  • Prefer Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
  • Self-starter with excellent organization skills
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ability to travel up to 30%
  • Lean Manufacturing experience
  • 5+ Years' experience
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Mentoring Experience
  • Six Sigma Project Experience


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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