Philips Senior Manager Continuous Improvement - Lean Expert (m/w) in Boeblingen, Germany

The Lean Expert (Senior Manager – Continuous Improvement) will drive and enable breakthrough and operational performance improvement through hands on issue identification, delivery, coaching, training and mentoring.

The Lean Practitioner will be an ambassador for key tools including Hoshin, Daily Management, Problem-Solving and Kaizen.

The Lean Practitioner will focus on the key value streams of the business across Idea to Market (innovation), Order to Cash (operations/supply chain) and administrative areas.


  • Possess experience and knowledge of key tools, such as Kaizen, Daily Management, Problem Solving and Hoshin.

  • Work on strategic priorities and continuous improvement projects across the Business Group and demonstrate positive impact

  • Ensure continuous improvement of Daily Management/Visual Management processes and ensure problem solving for maximum impact

  • Drive problem solving culture and processes by example and through training and coaching

  • Offer coaching and guidance via our Lean Deployment models in support of key Lean Deployments.

  • Collaborate with business and functional leaders to tailor continuous improvement activities to maximize impact

  • Lead Kaizen events and ensure sustainability of improvements

  • Determine knowledge and competence gaps and enable training and resource support as needed

  • Share best practices as well as “off-standard” issues across key stakeholder groups

  • Train and coach employees across the business


  • A Bachelors degree is required

  • A minimum of 7 years’ working experience is required in Lean and Continuous Improvement

  • Business English both spoken and written is required

  • A passion for Continuous Improvement and demonstrated track record in process understanding and improvement

  • The ability to enthuse colleagues in Lean Thinking as a business necessity

  • Able to work at every level of the organization, from individual contributors to senior leaders

  • A leader and influencer of teams

Your Team

You are part of a global business transformation team for the PCMS business. You will report to the Business Transformation Leader and collaborate in a team of change agents with skills across the business transformation and continuous improvement spectrum. Your direct team is virtual and located in different Philips business locations in Germany and USA .