Shire Project Leader Manufacturing in Los Angeles, California

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmic, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

As the Project Leader in Business Excellence, the incumbent will run VSM and DMAIC activities that are key strategic plant projects. Well versed on the Lean and DMAIC methodology. Provide advice and assistance to Process Owners, DMAIC improvement teams and Green Belts in the areas of Lean, statistics, change management, and process design or re-design strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the management team with selecting appropriate projects which support the overall organization’s strategic objectives.

  • Report/track regularly the progress, milestones, savings, and other key aspects of projects that are active. Lead strategic projects to achieve results.

  • Lead and Support problem solving across the site

  • Conduct Lean and DMAIC training, kaizen and team facilitation, presenting at companywide sessions on projects, and effectively multi-tasking and prioritizing projects.

  • Coach Green Belts in six Sigma and Lean tools. Conduct reviews to ensure rigor and project progress.

  • Assist GB's in developing a schedule for the project. Work with GBs to ensure they meet their established schedule, break down barriers.

  • Develop training and education strategies and tools to ensure Greenbelt expertise. Facilitate sharing of best practices across the organization and company.

Qualifications

  • Results driven and business oriented.

  • Knowledge of Lean tools and DMAIC problem solving approaches.

  • Experience and skills in driving strategic change.

  • Proven ability to interact with multiple levels of an organization.

  • Knowledge and experience in Lean is a major advantage.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong communication and leadership skills.

  • Strong interpersonal/communication/influencing/negotiation skills.

  • Strong project management skills

Education and/or experience

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering field with 4-5 years of experience. Master’s degree or MBA is a plus but not required. Previous experience in using six sigma or lean tools including ANOVA, MSA, DOE, regression, comparison testing, process mapping, 6S / 5S, standard work, set up reduction, mistake proofing, Kaizen, and value stream mapping is preferred.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 10 lbs.

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.

  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.

  • May be required to enter in a cold, wet environment

  • May enter areas around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, and alkaline that requires protective equipment

  • May be required to work or be assigned to a different shift as needed.

  • Inside and Outdoor working conditions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.