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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Director Lean Sigma Consulting - Clinical - Laboratory - Healthcare

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Company: Confidential

Position: Director Lean Sigma Consulting - Clinical - Laboratory - Healthcare

Location: South Western US, with 30-40% Travel

Reporting: Group Vice President

Compensation: Excellent Compensation and benefit package with bonus

Relocation: Relocation provided




Company Profile:
Our client is a fast growing division of a major corporation in the healthcare industry and is a leading manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment used globally in both clinical and laboratory settings.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
This is a key leadership position in our client’s service delivery business in connection with its equipment sales and support, within its customer’s clinical, laboratory and healthcare value streams. The position will be responsible for strategy development and execution of our client’s consulting services portfolio. Key functions include: managing operational and financial performance of the Lean Sigma consulting service; managing internal and external communications and marketing; developing methods and tools; recruiting, staffing and training consultants (and training internal stakeholders); and collecting voice of the customer input to improve consulting solutions of the business.
· The main focus of this role will be the leadership and oversight of a field-based consulting team who are responsible for delivering consulting assessments, training and advice to customers (including process and value stream mapping, 5S analysis, change management, etc) in order to recommend near and longer term value stream and workflow improvements.
· The role will require familiarity with Lean Sigma methodologies in a clinical, laboratory or healthcare setting, and the ability to credibly provide expertise to assist consultants with the assessment of new and existing customer laboratories and work practices to recommend near and longer term improvements that deliver efficiency, safety and effectiveness to customer stakeholders.
· This position will be responsible for the development and refinement of specific methods, tool, techniques and product offerings for our client’s consulting services and their interaction with the company’s other product and service offerings.
· This position will develop and administer standard practices for consistent national delivery of the business’s consulting services. Assist with the development of similar services into international markets
· This position will also provide support to the sales organization for our client’s products; support implementation of Lean Sigma Value Stream solutions at customer sites.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirements:
· BS Technical Engineering Degree or related Health Technology degree
· MBA or Masters degree preferred
· Minimum of 5 years experience in Lean Sigma; Black Belt in Lean Sigma; Master Black Belt preferred
· Expert level knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma principles and practices, and the ability to apply these in a healthcare and / or laboratory management setting
· Training and experience implementing with Lean or Six Sigma principles required
· 3+ years of laboratory experience preferred. This may include in-laboratory experience or industry experience through sales/marketing roles.
· 3+ years of consulting industry or equivalent experience required, healthcare industry focus preferred

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Skill/Ability Behavioral Requirements:
· Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills
· Must have strong interpersonal skills to manage customer relationships and help direct and develop more junior staff.
· Must have strong organization and analytical skills to manage projects and drive improvements needed by customers.
· Tenacity and energy in leading change towards an effective work environment.
· Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization.
· Strong analytical skills and process focus
· Progressive, flexible and team oriented person required.



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Our firm provides functional expertise and executive search focus in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean, plant management, operations management, supply chain management and finance.

Our practice services a wide spectrum of industries, spanning manufacturing, distribution and service-based companies globally.



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