Operational Excellence Lead

Elizabeth, NJ

Posted: 12/10/2019 Job Number: JN -122019-11272

Job Description

Operational Excellence Lead
SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.
  • Title: Operational Excellence Lead
  • Location: Elizabeth, NJ
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
  • Salary: $35.00-$40.00/hr.
  • Employment Type: contract position estimated up to 6 months
    • Possibility of direct hire conversion after contract period

Overview:
The Operational Excellence Lead will support the department head and the Operational Excellence Leader in implementing and sustaining OPEX at the department. The OPEX Lead will lead the department OPEX activities including data collection and analysis, prioritizing projects and creating the implementation plans.
They will assist in documentation of processes, participate with team activities and meetings, and communicate findings.

It is expected that the OPEX Department Lead will learn the key aspects and methodologies of the Client Production System and other process improvement techniques needed to understand and assist in driving to achieve a step change in the performance of the site in terms of quality, service and cost competitiveness while engaging and empowering the site employees This position will interact with employees at every level of the plant and will be part of the global OPEX community.
Responsibilities:
  • Implement the client s Production System standards
  • Participating in training, coaching and capabilities building at site (for line management and change agents)
  • Develop the department projects roadmap based on the sustainability assessment recommendations
  • Assist in identifying opportunities for system and process improvements
  • Help the department head with the setting of ambitious targets
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of Lean techniques during OPEX projects
  • Knowledge sharing of best practices
  • Ensuring local project follow up, regular feedback to site OPEX lead, rising the flags, proposing the project plan changes
  • Guide and assist the change agents with projects and help them achieve their goals
  • Assist with measurement of performance and development progress
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a Lean production environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in one of several operational functions (e.g. Manufacturing, Quality, Validation,
  • Supply Chain is an advantage).
  • Project management experience and excellent time management skills.
  • Lean background is an advantage.
  • Relevant university degree (technical, pharmaceutical, chemical, Industrial engineer)
  • Fluent in local site language and conversational Level in English
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Office

EOE/ADA
Search words: Operational excellence, training, communication, maintenance and engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, gmp, lean six sigma, leading of teams

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