The Operational Excellence (OE) Specialist functions as an OE facilitator, analyst, advisor/coach, project manager and educator to lead and support Emergent’s global OE program initiatives. This individual works with a broad range of Emergent leadership, management, staff and stakeholders to drive process improvement, the development of Emergent OE capabilities, and support efforts dedicated to Emergent’s OE/Lean business and cultural transformation
Plans, leads and facilitates continuous improvement projects using OE-related methodologies, while transferring OE understanding and competencies to project members and stakeholder.
Leads and facilitates efforts to define, map and assess Emergent business processes and operations
Develops and delivers presentations and communications in support of projects
As a member of the global OE team, contributes to the development and execution of OE-related business transformation strategies and plans
Contributes to OE- and business transformation-related content, communications and marketing campaigns, and to the development and maintenance of the OE Sharepoint / intranet presence
Assists in the planning, development and delivery of Operational Excellence-related training materials and programs
Works directly with Emergent leadership, management and staff to understand needs, assess performance, identify gaps, and develop/drive improvement initiatives
Supports and leads efforts to develop and analyze business performance-related data and information, and the tools/systems to make data and KPIs available and visible to support performance assessment
Support and drive “on-the-floor” engagement of site personnel in efforts associated with Emergent’s OE/Lean transformation
Support the OE team by leading / assisting in benchmarking of industry practices and external expertise to identify opportunities and remain current on OE and business transformation concepts.
Serves in the capacity of project manager as required by OE-related initiatives
Maintains and analyzes OE-related project plans, metrics and dashboards
Assist OE and Emergent leadership with strategy development and deployment through the facilitation and use of appropriate Operational Excellence methodologies
Serves as an OE change agent to promote the language of business process, a focus on customers and process performance, visibility to performance data, and the empowerment of staff with the knowledge and authority to improve the processes for which they are responsible
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.
Education, Experience and Skills:
Bachelor's degree and experience in Lean fundamentals, concepts and facilitation.
Minimum 5 years of related operational experience with 2-5 years of Lean/Operational Excellence experience preferred
Lean or Lean Sigma Green Belt certification or equivalent
Demonstrates the ability to challenge the status quo and encourage break-through thinking
Extensive experience in Microsoft Suite products and SharePoint
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to facilitate a team to defined outcomes in a timely manner
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to present, influence and collaborate at leadership level
Ability to coach and provide feedback
Knowledge in project management with focus on ability to plan and execute
Results oriented problem solver with a strong analytical mind set
Ability to promote “Lean Thinking” and influence others across all facets of the organization
Internal Number: 27941
About Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.
At Emergent BioSolutions our mission is to protect and enhance life.
We are a global life sciences company focused on providing specialty products for civilian and military populations
that address accidental, deliberate and naturally occurring public health threats. Through our work, we envision
becoming a Fortune 500 global specialty life sciences company recognized for protecting and enhancing life,
driving innovation, and living our values.