Director, Lean Business Transformation Leader, Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Devices

Phillips   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Healthcare


11 - 15 years

Posted 92 days ago

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Job Title

Director, Lean Business Transformation Leader, Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Devices

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

As a Business Transformation Leader and Lean Master working for the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Business Group, you will be in charge of making the “outstanding transformation” a sustainable reality.

The mission of the IGT Business Transformation team states: “We foster problem solvers. We support the IGT organization in making a problem solver out of each and every employee, creating an environment where problems are gold and people are not afraid of using lean tools as their standard way of working to achieve common organizational goals. A place where failure is accepted as a learning step.”

This position is based in San Diego, CA, with responsibility over projects mainly in Rancho Cordova, CA; Fremont, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Maple Grove, MN; Costa Rica; Belgium; and Japan. Other areas of responsibility can be associated if needed.

You are an A player, the driving force which create the culture and capability of continuous improvement across the BG using known methodologies of Lean, Six Sigma, Design Thinking, Agile, and other fit for purpose methods. As an ambassador of the Lean and continuous improvement culture, you will inspire managers and employees, and lead the entire organization through the change curve, using kaizen events and black belts projects as tools to solve real business problems delivering tangible and sustainable business results.

You will constantly challenge the status quo and be the role model for Lean Thinking.

You are responsible for

  • Support the sites in their competence development, fundamentally changing their culture to embrace the continuous improvement mindset.
  • Support the business leaders in designing, planning and executing their hoshin plans.
  • Design, develop, and implement the lean improvement roadmap for your area of responsibility, linked to the business hoshin and strategic priorities.
  • Support the business in resolving issues, using the continuous improvement toolkit to improve Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory within your assigned geography / business perimeter.
  • Ensure your kaizen events - six sigma projects are properly planned / executed / sustained.
  • Accesses key business metrics and situations from a “Site Leader's” point of view and engage with the management team and middle managers helping them identifying opportunities where continuous improvement tools can be used to improve such metrics and situations.
  • Creates VSM's that will result in World-Class Lean Implementation using creativity and lean expertise. Identify and lead Kaizen(s) needed to reach the vision.
  • Determine knowledge and competence gaps and enable/lead training and resource as necessary.
  • Coach the Lean Champion, help identify other business resources which can become LEAN business resources.

You are a part of

Business Transformation is part of the Single Value added layer of Philips. You will report to the Business Transformation BG Leader, with dotted line reporting to the IGT Devices Business Unit Leader as a member of the IGT Devices management team and Chief of Staff. In this role, you may have a team of up to 4 resources reporting to you.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • A Bachelors or Master’s degree is required.
  • At least 10 years relevant working experience in a global operating company in a regional or global role.
  • You have a strong and demonstrated passion for Continuous Improvement
  • You know how to motivate and engage people
  • Be proficient in time and project management
  • Be capable to drive change with sense of urgency and bias for action
  • You have a positive attitude, always
  • You can trigger, plan, execute and sustain a kaizen event with world class results
  • You possess great networking skills and the ability to enthuse colleagues in Lean Thinking as a business necessity.
  • You are to work at every level of the organization, from Team Members to Executives.
  • Business English both spoken and written is required
  • Flexible towards travelling, mainly within the assigned region, but also globally