Sr Business Excellence Specialist

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Job Description
Job Title: Sr Business Excellence Specialist
Reports to: Director, Business Excellence
Group / Division: LSG
Career Band: 7
Job Track: Professional
Position Location: Asheville, NC or Grand Island, NY
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Position Summary:
The primary function of the Business Excellence Specialist is to develop and oversee the Practical Process Improvement (PPI) program for assigned business, site(s), and/or region. This includes working with other managers and team members to develop a project funnel and then scheduling, training, facilitating, and enabling the project teams. Types of projects can range from individual "Just Do It" activities to Kaizen events lasting days to complete. This position also supports the Business Excellence Director & Functional Leaders in applying lean tools and mythologies to the Quality, Training and Analytics functions to help the assigned organization achieve their goals.
Key Responsibilities:
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Champion continuous improvement culture
Oversee the organization's Key Performance Indicators (KPI) metrics and process to administer/post/review them regularly
Offer coaching to managers and teams to help identify root cause and develop project plans to address them.
Administer the 5S audit program
Function as a role model and change agent through promotion of continuous improvement tools throughout commercial operations
Oversee PPI training program and workshops
Facilitate the training for core project team functions including the 8-step course as well as facilitator
Administer PPI training records in approved Learning Management System (LMS)
Lead PPI Steering Committee & Develop Pipeline
Partner with assigned leaders to develop a strong project pipeline
Secure resources and buy in from key stakeholders
Facilitate monthly meetings to drive accountability to assigned team members
Drive activities to meet annual savings targets and KPI goals
When required support other Business Excellence Functions including:
Strategic Development
Quality Assurance
Analytics and Insights
Process Documentation
Training Administration
Minimum Qualifications:
7+ years of relevant experience in leadership, project management, and/or customer service
BS/BA degree in a related field (Preferred)
Qualified PPI Process Manager or similar certification with capability of becoming a qualified PPI trainer within 6 months of hire
High proficiency and capability with MS Office Suite
Ability to travel as needed
Other Job Requirements:
Demonstrated technical competency with lean tools & concepts with experience in implementation
Continuous improvement mind-set with ability to influence others and lead change
Adhere to OHS policies and procedures and ensure a safe and healthy workplace environment
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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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