Shire Operational Excellence Partner in Social Circle, Georgia

Essential Functions

  • Value Stream Management (50%). Assumes overall responsibility for performance of value stream improvement. Delegate’s authority as needed to leverage resources to achieve results. Team leader / member for cost reduction, safety & quality improvement projects.

  • Problem Solving Support (20%). Coach and mentor regional & center managers through the problem solving process. Coach and mentor teams during continuous improvement activities.

  • Problem Solving Training (10%). Train employees in introductory and advanced courses on continuous improvement. Train Lean Green Belts in advanced course on continuous improvement.

  • Lean Coaching and Mentoring (10%). Coach and mentor Lean Green Belts (certified and not certified) through the problem solving process.

  • Continuous Improvement Model Support (10%). Support and improve activities owned by the Operational Excellence department. These include, but are not limited to: 5s, new center set ups, training programs, MCS-OMT, etc.

Education & Experience Requirements

Essential: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience, preferably in a medical or other regulated field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired: Previous experience using six sigma and/or lean tools preferred. Certification as Lean Green or Black Belt preferred.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:Leadership Behaviors

  • Be Positive

  • Be Accountable

  • Be Results Oriented

  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others Critical Skills for the Position

  • Expert analytical/ problem solving skills

  • Expert consultation and facilitation skills

  • Customer sensitivity / business acumen

  • Good communication (both written and verbal) and team leadership skills

  • Cross functional project leadership

  • Ability to independently develop, manage and implement project plans

  • Good computer skills specifically Microsoft office products.

  • Travel approximately 30%

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.