Philips Lean Master - Oral Healthcare in Bothell, Washington


The Lean Master is a key change agent and will ensure with his leadership a successful Lean transformation delivering sustainable improvement in business results.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Work in an international environment, with a dynamic team. You will have the opportunity to further develop yourself and be part of a world class Continuous Improvement program.

You are responsible for

Hoshin Planning

  • facilitate the Annual Hoshin session to establish the X-Matrix for the year

  • guide Annual Improvement Priority owners with Action Plan creation to ensure process focus

  • hold the Business Leadership Team accountable for Hoshin execution

Daily Management

  • provide training and ongoing coaching to establish Daily Management

  • ensure that ownership of the Daily Management process is not with the Lean Master but with the business leaders

Problem Solving

  • provide training and ongoing coaching on team based Problem Solving using the standard problem solving methods

  • guide the teams in what method to use where

  • coach leaders to be fact based and to create a blame free environment

Value Stream Mapping

  • provide training and coaching on Current and Future State Value Stream Mapping

  • facilitate Value Stream Mapping events

Lean Leadership

  • teach and coach Lean Leadership principles to the business leaders

  • assess Lean Leadership skills at regular intervals

  • train leaders through the standard Lean Leadership training

Performance Management

  • ensure sustainable implementation and compliance of BG Health & Wellness monthly Performance Management process

  • coach KPI/TTI owners on the required standard work for the H&W Performance Management process

Lean Deployment

  • responsible for the Lean Deployment throughout the business using the standard deployment methodologies

  • responsible for the Lean Deployment in the regional manufacturing sites

Capability building

  • determine training needs within the organization

  • coordinate all Continuous Improvement related trainings

  • train and coach people to certification for the various CI capability levels

Lean Coaching

Kaizen events

Communication & Sharing

Lean Way of Working

Continuous Improvement

You are a part of

the Business Group Health & Wellness. This is a fast growing and profitable business that lies in the heart of the Philips Personal Health strategy.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Minimum education at Bachelor’s or Master’s level

  • 7-8 years or more of Continuous Improvement (Lean and/or Six Sigma) experience

  • Experience in both office and manufacturing work environments, including commercial, transactional and innovational processes

  • Strong teaching, coaching and facilitation skills

  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills (at all levels of the organization)

  • Passionate about Continuous Improvement and possesses the ability to enthuse

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

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