Lead, Business Process Excellence
Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: July 12, 2021
Kaizen and Lean Six Sigma methodologies, develops and leads complex
and abstract continuous improvement programs including but not
limited to BI production Systems, CI/Tier/Performance Center
Boards, Lean Manufacturing and Quality Culture
Initiatives. Effectively partners with stakeholders at all
levels of the organization to build a continuous improvement
culture through communication, collaboration, leadership, coaching
and training. Demonstrated positive business outcomes including
technical, process and/or financial improvements impacting critical
site KPIs. Acts as CI Champion by engaging and communicating BPE
strategies, initiatives and accomplishments to stakeholders
throughout the organization.
employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to
the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our
patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity
for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering
visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies'
success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie
with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to
foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity
and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our
competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer
Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.
Effectively utilize data
and statistical methods to understand production variances,
identify root causes and implement process optimization
and leads CI projects to ensure alignment with site critical KPIs
and the overall BPE strategic plan.
and delivers CI project results and BPE metrics to relevant
stakeholders including the BPE team as needed.
Kaizen and Lean Six Sigma metholodogies responsible for leading a
minimum of six (6) cross-functional CI projects annually in support
of business improvement outcomes in areas such as lost sales,
deviations (related to process, product and compliance), equipment
optimization (related to performance, availability, capacity and
yield), production schedules, etc.
data and statistical methods to understand production variances,
identify root causes and implement process optimization
coach, and mentor site leaders, process owners, shop floor
employees and relevant stakeholders in support of the
includes the establishing and sustaining of Continuous Improvement
(CI)/Tier Boards in production and functional support areas along
with relevant key performance indicators for each department;
recognize and implement improvement actions as needed to ensure
CI/Teir board effectiveness in support of business as usual
and maintain process for tracking and analyzing floor level
improvement actions throughout operations.
BPE leadership through reinforcement of Quality Culture behaviors
and establishment of continuous improvement (CI) practices; develop
and deliver Key Lean Tools and Methodologies (i.e. 5S, Standardized
Work -cycle, Standardize Work-non cycle, VSM, TPM, Kaizen, Error
Proof, Process Problem Solving, SMED, Inventory Reduction) to all
levels of the organization include production floor
advocate of Continuous improvement and Quality Culture best
practices throughout the US Animal Health organization by
networking and collaborating with Regional BPE leaders and experts
to share best practices.
role model and subject matter expert within the BPE team for
continuous improvement concepts, methodology, and
CI philosophy and BPE vision via team workshops, team building
activities and/or team board/staff meetings.
and deliver relevant data analytics, reports, presentations,
videos, and training material to ensure engagement and support for
Continuous Improvement and Quality Culture at all levels of the
and lead best practices sessions in Lean and Six Sigma tools and
methodologies, including but not limited to GB training wave, in
support of continuous improvement and quality culture learning at
Operations Excellence, Tech Transfer, Data Analytics and other
local and regional Operations Functions to establish a strong
network, open communication, knowledge and best practices sharing
to CI and BPE goals.
role model for less senior BPE specialists to ensure consistency in
the areas of BPE best practices, lean Six Sigma tools and
and business process improvement initiatives and all other polices,
processes and regulations related to vaccine manufacturing at the
Bachelor's Degree from
an accredited institution in Biology, Life Sciences, Engineering or
related field and/or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt
Certification and a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in lean
manufacturing and/or continuous improvement in a GMP regulated
environment or similar organization.
of degree and/or six sigma certification, a minimum of 15 years
progressive continuous improvement and/or lean manufacturing
experience with a solid track record of business results through
the application of proven lean and/or continuous improvement tools
and methodologies within a GMP regulated environment or similar
Experience must be
inclusive of five (5) years leading multiple direct reports and/or
complex continuous improvement projects.
experience with problem solving, and change-management
methodologies consistent with establishing a culture of continuous
able to demonstrate project / program ROI results from previous
interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; able to
communicate effectively and interact with personnel at all levels
of the organization.
Must be a
results-oriented Change-Agent; a skilled facilitator adept to
influence, negotiation, and conflict resolution with a demonstrated
ability to lead by influence and drive results without direct
to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple and
Experience with data
collection and reporting.
Proficient in Microsoft
Office Tools\: Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and
statistical analysis software. (e.g. Minitab, JMP,
willing to submit to a background investigation, including
verification of your past employment, criminal history, and
Physical Demands /
and use of a computer keyboard frequently.
Occasional use of
personal protective equipment.
an office setting and technical environment under desirable
conditions with few or no disagreeable features.
individual may be required to enter production support areas as
well as sterile filling rooms.
will be required.
able to read and see clearly.
clarity with or without correction to read handwritten as well as
computer generated documents.
requires the ability to handle
require occasional fast-paced periods to meet deadlines or handle
requires close concentration, the ability to quickly analyze data
and good decision making capabilities.
to work independently, in a team atmosphere and with employees at
schedule to accommodate workload.
require off-shift work hours as job demands.
legally authorized to work in the United States without
willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if
18 years of age or older
Who We Are\:
Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one
clear goal\: to improve the lives of patients. We develop
breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas
of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family
owned company we focus on long term performance. We are
powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse,
collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development
for all employees is key because your growth is our
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maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity
of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which
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