North York, Ontario

Six-Sigma Black Belt – Manufacturing Excellence

Toronto, ON
Pharmaceutical Industry
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certified
  • Strong knowledge of DoE with Design Expert software
  • Additional knowledge of MVDA (multivariate data analysis) using SIMCA
  • other statistical tools (i.e hypothesis test, SPC, regression analysis, measurement system analysis etc) using JMP
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing industry experience is ideal, but a candidate with experience working in another regulated industry would be satisfactory
  • The successful candidate will lead the training of the MTECH (stands for “Manufacturing Technology”) department on the DMAIC Framework (stands for “Defined Measure Analysing Improvement Control”), therefore, strong training experience on these topics would be highly beneficial
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong data analysis and data interpretation skills
• BS in Business (Operations), Science, Engineering
• senior level manufacturing experience with a good understanding of overall business operations knowledge, change leadership and GMP environments (GMP environments is ideal)
• Operational Excellence Certification – Six Sigma Black Belt and Design For Six Sigma
• 5-10 years’ experience executing transformational change to business processes
Job Description:
The Position, Six-Sigma Black Belt Manufacturing Excellence will serve as the key organizational leader of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company’s Toronto Site’s continuous improvement program and will be accountable for delivering transformational change leadership that will focus on enabling the workforce to achieve improvements. The Six-Sigma Black Belt will be responsible for developing and executing company strategies to eliminate waste in cross-functional business processes with a standardized approach towards problem solving. This position partners with the company’s global and site leadership to define and prioritize process improvement opportunities related to design and implementation of innovative process changes.

This position will be responsible for deploying business performance standards and ensuring the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company’s Manufacturing System (SMS) is actively adopted in all manufacturing facilities. This role will mentor others throughout the organization in Lean continuous improvement philosophy and certify Lean Green Belts to accelerate the cultural shift that will streamline processes at all levels of the business.

Strategy Development and Cascading
• Create annual MTECH strategy Products and Processes for the executive team and cascade priorities to the site manufacturing facilities and shared services.
• Drive the maturity and development of leaders, Lean practitioners and the workforce relative to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company’s Manufacturing System (SMS).

Drive a culture of performance by establishing the right KPIs and reinforcing accountability
• Using a strong knowledge of Lean and Six-sigma principles to drive a robust safety, quality and delivery culture throughout the organization
• Instill a continuous improvement mindset throughout the organization with a standardized approach towards using SMS standards
• Work with business leaders to identify process gaps that will be captured in continuous improvement plans and facilitated by the continuous improvement teams for impactful results
• Facilitate Kaizen, Workshops events for processes that have a cross-functional impact to eliminate waste, reduce cycle time and improve business performance while establishing a sustainable model for continuous improvement
• Develop, maintain and deploy SMS tools, methodologies, standards and processes utilizing customer demand operating principles across the enterprise through focused training programs
• Develop and implement training strategy that will optimize lean processes, practices, policies, standards and metrics that meet or exceed company business objectives
• Develop new programs that support the SMS operating system based on site priorities and the global best in class ambition

Mentor Platform and Support Function Leaders on Continuous Improvement Principles
• Support and develop the team talent, capabilities and results
• Mentor and coach teams in a manner that ensures compliance with standard work as well as motivates improvement strategies
• Builds skills and train the organization for change in culture
• Drive cross functional collaboration and skills in direct support of SMS principles

Key dimensions:
• The position will have a site wide responsibility of process improvements across multiple manufacturing facilities and the numerous internal customer interfaces.
• The position will need to be able to mentor and influence upper management at the Global and Site level.
• The position will lead transformational improvement initiatives that involve cross­ functional teams and will be responsible for managing team dynamics and project progress.
• The incumbent will need to lead, facilitate and participate on teams and projects with site, regional and global scope. Challenges faced will be obtaining buy-in and consensus among the various stakeholders at all levels in the organization. Building bridges and reducing barriers between functions and teams will be a challenge to overcome.
• Key issues to address are enhancing the business value of tools and systems used by the business and challenging the entire organization to move towards value added, integrated and enterprise-wide solutions. Confronting current paradigms for both business processes and the tools and systems used will be a challenge to overcome.
• Shaping and driving a holistic approach to resolving business issues and needs will be required to bring new processes and concepts into the organization that provide added value to customers (internal and external). The challenges faced will include encouraging adoption of new technology and processes

Key technical competencies and soft skills:

  • Experienced in staff management and coaching
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and competent presentation skills a must.
  • Impact / Influence
  • Use of Technical/Professional Expertise
  • Balanced Judgment / Risk Analysis
  • LEAN AND Six-Sigma concepts & principles
  • Effective Communication
  • Effective Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function within a diverse team and leverage and learn from the variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Exhibit strong scientific and analytical understanding of the processes and quality systems
  • Competence in systematically solving problems using appropriate process improvement methodologies to analyze complex data/information from different cross-functional teams, both locally and globally.

Our Advisor for this position

Heather MacKenzie

Talent Acquisition Manager

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