Black Belt

Medtronic   •  

Memphis, TN

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 50 days ago

A Day in the Life

This role is a key member of Process Excellence team serving as the agent for cultural change through leading and

facilitating Lean Sigma Projects and other Continuous Improvement activities. The Project Manager will be

responsible for developing, advocating, and enabling the tools and methodologies to drive Americas Distribution

process excellence. These tools may include, but are not limited to Lean, Six Sigma, project management, and other

improvement techniques.


Driving culture change and innovation towards Operations Excellence (OpEx), deliver process improvement and

other transformations within Americas Distribution. Working with OpEx Teams from other Geographies to share best

practice and align in OpEx strategies.

Accountable for successful Lean Sigma project execution, delivering projects on time and achieving pre-defined

goals. Build foundations at Americas Distribution for Continuous Improvement; ensure projects and other

improvement activities follow structured problem solving methodology (A3, PDCA, etc.)

 Advocate and influence cultural and process changes across Distribution, this includes careful project

selection to achieve best results.

 Lead Lean Sigma projects as assigned by the Distribution Management Team.

 Mentor Lean Sigma projects across Distribution; identifying and working to remove barriers that slow

or prevent the successful completion of a Lean Sigma project.

 Plan, support, and provide Lean Sigma training to others in Distribution Organization.

 Working with management team to adopt MOS (Medtronic Operations System) in Americas

Distribution, lead teams in creating new work environments such as cells (Cell Operating System).

 Master all technical skills associated with Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, and other appropriate improvement


 Develop and share new tools and techniques to further the advancement of Lean Sigma in


 Working with functional management and process owners to develop, maintain, and improve on local


 Complete Medtronic Lean Sigma DMAIC training and Medtronic Lean Sigma Advanced Statistics

training. Certified as a Medtronic Black Belt.

 Attend and assess project review sessions.

 Passionately drive process excellence visibility and awareness across the businesses.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience