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Lean Leader

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/29/2018 3:49:40 AM
  • 3047701
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Global Supply Chain
Location(s): Ireland; Cork

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Role Summary:
The Lean Leader will lead cross-functional projects to drive standardization, stability & simplification in GE Healthcare business key customer facing processes. This includes providing change leadership Change Acceleration Process (CAP) methods & tools across assigned critical business initiatives. In addition, Lean Manufacturing Leader will collaborate w/ the existing network in GE Healthcare business to provide leadership & direction on the implementation of Lean strategies & processes.

Essential Responsibilities:
Responsible for driving lean projects across facilities that improve operations and business processes. Please note that there are two Lean Leader positions available.

Reporting Line:

  • Reporting to the Lean Manager

Key responsibilities include:


  • Managing multiple value streams, serving as a recognized expert and resource leader for focus areas, process rigor, and delivering significant simplification results.
  • Ability to drive cross-functional results in areas such as data management - analytics and flow, waste elimination, hourly run rates, Kanban and WIP management, SOP procedure management, training opportunities and lean certification.
  • Initiating sustainable process improvements to exceed customer expectations while using lean strategies to drive continuous process improvement
  • Owning the development and deployment of existing methodologies while advancing and applying lean principals
  • Facilitating workouts, value stream mapping sessions and activities to achieve business results.
  • Establish visual management tools and methods
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of business level lean initiatives and business objectives.
  • Advice and counsel leaders on lean initiatives.

6 Sigma

  • Support site with Six Sigma training, mentoring/coaching, creating project funnels and project execution. Help the site with methodologies such as Gage R&R, Statistical Process Control, etc. Own the project funnel.
  • Drive site product quality improvement projects with customer focus and a wing-to-wing perspective.
  • Support site in development of their problem solving and root causing capabilities, by leading the training and hands on investigations.

Quality Specific Goals:

  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position


  • Bachelors degree and some progressive work experience in business environment or High school diploma/GED and proven work experience or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated solid performance, leadership, and experience in lean
  • Proven experience in influencing, leading teams and driving change results orientation
  • Some years project management experience
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated facilitation experience
  • Working knowledge of Toyota Production System: JIT, JIDOKA, and HEIJUNKA
  • Experience with tools such as SMED, 5S’s, POKA-YOKE, KAN BAN, CHAKU-CHAKU
  • Six Sigma Black Belt trained.
  • Good knowledge of Global Supply Chain Product Quality framework, GSC and CI tools and operating mechanisms.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results
  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement with results
  • Customer-focused in defining quality and establishing priorities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Executive level presentation skills
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting, analytical and planning skills.

Locations: Ireland; Cork

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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