Continuous Improvement Leader

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Catalent Pharma Solutions
    December 15, 2020
    Kansas City, MO
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    Catalent is hiring a Continuous Improvement Leader for the Kansas City location. We’re looking for a hands-on individual who can work independently and lead larger cross functional CI projects. Progress updates and site metrics will be maintained and routinely presented to leadership.

    The Role

    • Lead and/or support Operational Excellence projects that positively affect the business results of the site (S, Q, D, C, and Productivity).
    • Engage teams to help establish a Continuous Improvement culture and execute advanced problem-solving activities
    • Assist process-owners to champion projects through life-cycle from identification to sustaining change.
    • Coach and mentor LEAN Six Sigma Project Leaders to complete projects on time by identifying and eliminating barriers by actively engaging any resources needed and supporting the work directly.
    • Design, develop, and deliver site-appropriate LEAN Six Sigma training
    • Coordinate with Global and Regional Deployment Leaders regarding project status, issues and accomplishments
    • Network and collaborate with other CI Leaders to share best practices

    The Candidate

    • BS or BA degree in Engineering, Business, or Science is required.


    Minimum of 2 years of continuous improvement experience is required; 1 years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience preferred.

    Knowledge/Skills Requirements

    • Must be a true hands on LEAN practitioner
    • Demonstrated team leadership and project-management skills
    • Exemplary interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively and interact with personnel at all levels of the organization
    • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence and drive results through others not under direct supervision
    • Able to work under deadlines and handle multiple and detail-oriented tasks
    • Experience applying LEAN and Six Sigma techniques in a manufacturing and business environment. (Black Belt or LEAN Master Certification desired but not mandatory)

    Catalent’s standard leadership competencies

    • Leads with Integrity and Respect
    • Delivers Results
    • Demonstrates Business Acumen
    • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
    • Champions Change
    • Engages and Inspires
    • Coaches and Develops

    Position Benefits

    • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K are all offered from day one of employment
    • 19 days of paid time off annually
    • Potential for career growth within an expanding team
    • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process

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