At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia.
Our vision :
We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.
Our mission :
We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.
Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?
Job Description Summary
As Regional Operational Excellence your role will be to support the sites within your region on their journey towards excellence and to ensure steady progress with their improvement initiatives and level of lean maturity.
You will also be responsible for the roll-out of global D2E initiatives at your sites and the regular coaching and mentoring of the employees there to support lean behaviours and leadership.
Key Accountabilities and Duties
Adopts and understands lean philosophy as the base of desired culture is required
Inspires and extracts behavioral performance in alignment with company philosophy relating to operational and quality teams as well
Supports teams in the broader business
Communicates and educates operations colleagues and all colleagues on the content, definition and continuous evolution of enterprise excellence.
Specifically, this can mean creation of a certification program and central team through whom standards, behaviors and consistency is established;
a steady round of face to face work with small teams at each site; specific work on processes such as NPI to ensure pull energy from operations is clear and transitions are complete and high quality as an example
Lead site leaders to create the plan of development for the system. Including develop and deploy the annual and 12 month rolling Excellence Plan
Standardizes Enterprise Excellence activities across all sites creating and deploying systems and tool standards
Creates common / standard library of systems, tools and visual factory creating a single OE look and feel in every business unit
Ability to travel up to 50%
Bachelor's degree required; technical engineering discipline preferred
Formal Lean / CI Black Belt certification
Six Sigma training preferred
Minimum of 10 years in Manufacturing with 5 years of hands-on lean Kaizen, including VSM, daily management, standard work, leanlab, cell design, material flow, TPM, SMED, 3P / layout, 5S and visual management
Demonstrated experience working as an organizational change agent across multiple sites including international locations.What's on Offer
Opportunity to architect OpEx program
Join a growing organization
Work with the executive leadership team