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West Chester, Ohio, United States
Job reference: R-043361
Posted date: Jan. 21, 2019

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.


The Senior Engineer, Operational Excellence is responsible for identifying improvement opportunities within the PET, obtaining approval, prioritizing and managing projects through benefit realization. Responsibilities also include the proper application of Lean/Six Sigma Tools, Project Management, Process Management and Improvement and cross-functional team leadership. The focus is to drive higher performance through process improvement.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Implement KPI system and apply visual control strategies
  • Leads improvement projects
  • Facilitates use of improvement tools such as DMAIIC, Rapid Changeover, and Value

    Stream Mapping (VSM).

  • Performs statistical analysis as needed
  • Design KPI systems and visual control strategies
  • Leads the application of continuous improvement tools including: DMAIIC, Process

    Behavior Charts and VSM

  • Coaches the PET on process ownership approach and facilitates the PET to follow

    Standard Ways of Working and to have a sustainable process for improvement

  • Implement and improve process for PET Business Information & KPI Reporting needs
  • Provides process leadership for the annual goal and target setting process
  • Trainer for Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Network with other PETs and external benchmarking to identify improvement opportunities

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, other engineering or related technical disciplines.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Training and/or certification from an American Society of Quality (ASQ) recognized program (or equivalent)
  • Working knowledge of statistical process control concepts, data analysis, diagnostic tools and techniques
  • Expertise in process & project management and improvement
  • Working knowledge of the DMAIIC process
  • Working knowledge of Lean Tools such as VSM, Kaizen Blitz, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Effective internal consulting skills with all levels of management.
  • Led DMAIIC Process and Projects
  • Expertise in Lean Tools & Methodology; Led VSM exercise and Kaizen Blitz

Preferred Background:

  • 5 – 7 years industry related experience in Lean/Six Sigma projects and programs.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt training and/or certification from an American Society of Quality (ASQ) recognized program (or equivalent) Demonstrated experience in facilitating teams and groups in lean, six sigma and process improvements.
  • Working knowledge of supply chain processes.
  • Expertise in the application of analytical problem solving methodology.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Mini-Tab, SPC-XL or other statistical analysis software,
  • Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Visio, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • Understanding of GAMP4, cGMP and FDA regulations
  • Led supply chain improvement projects
  • Led major site and cross functional projects
  • Trained individuals on lean and six sigma tools and processes.

Internal/External Contacts & Customers:

  • PET
  • Operational Excellence
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Lean Program Community – globally
  • PET engineers
  • Operational Excellence Engineers

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

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