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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Manager, Lean Sigma Consulting – Clinical – Laboratory

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Manager, Lean Sigma Consulting – Clinical – Laboratory

Nationwide - Flexible

Group Vice President

Excellent Compensation and benefit package

Location Flexible – 75-80% Travel - Relocation Not Offered

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, working on-site within its customer’s clinical and laboratory value stream.
· The main focus of this role will be to analyze new and existing customer laboratory organizations and work practices 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 and laboratory setting, and the ability to credibly recommend changes to lab practices to reduce waste, reduce cost, improve quality, and turnaround times.
· This position requires management of consulting projects and oversight for 2 (or more) Lean Sigma consultants, mentoring of customer personnel, and training team members as required.
· 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.
· This position will help create and improve standard work practices for national delivery of Lean Sigma advisory services.
· This position will lead Lean Sigma consulting efforts in our client’s customer laboratories, leveraging value stream mapping, standardized work development, 5S reviews, Lean workflow, and other Lean Sigma methodologies.
· This position will train customer teams on Lean Sigma tools and techniques.

Position Critical to Quality + Success (CTQ+S): Technical Behavioral Requirements:
· BS Technical Engineering Degree or related Healthcare Technology degree
· Minimum of 3 years experience in Lean Sigma
· 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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Manager, Lean Sigma Consulting - Clinical - Laboratory (39-7-MH701)

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