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Philips Continuous Improvement Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Prioritize and drive performance improvements that will have the biggest overall impact on the business results and on delivering operational excellence to customers, by challenging the status quo, coaching, and embedding a mindset of continuous improvement to achieve performance excellence.

You are responsible for

  • Analyzing existing business processes using various methods such as gap analysis or PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) and directly observing opportunities for improvement as well as losses, and troubleshoot further to determine root causes.

  • Acting as an internal consultant, developing short- and long-term strategies for the organization and incorporating Six Sigma, Agile, 6S, Kaizen, TOC and other practices; supporting the business in resolving issues, using lean and Six Sigma tools, CI methodology and Kaizen events as a way to improve Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory within your assigned geography and business perimeter.

  • Facilitating progress and reduce costs in terms of workflow inefficiencies; maintaining Continuous Improvement (CI) methodology and tools on one or more specific areas.

  • Serving as a coach, coordinating workshops and team trainings, openly sharing guidance and technical expertise and ensuring that learning resources are widely available by deciding on and arranging specific Train the Trainer Sessions

  • Coordinating and leading key projects for improvement across all levels of the organization and you may supervise several teams directly or collaborate with managers to re-engineer processes. This includes calibrating, assessing and coaching the organization in determining CI Maturity.

  • Ensure your kaizen events and Six Sigma projects are properly planned, executed and sustained.

  • Assess key business metrics and situations from a “Site Leader's” point of view and engage with the Management Team and middle managers, helping them in identifying opportunities where lean, 6S and CI tools can used to improve metrics and situations.

  • Monitoring progress in order to check if changes, yield desirable results. Establish measurable standards at the start of a project and then compare actual project results against these, regularly generating detailed update reports for management.

You are a part of

Manufacturing Engineering organization responsible for driving continuous improvement across the entire ME department. You will be part the Image Guided Devices (IGT) Devices business group, directly impacting the CI efforts at our Colorado Springs site and synchronizing efforts and share learnings with our other facilities.

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

  • Degree in Business or Engineering required; Master's Degree preferred

  • 5 + years relevant working experience in medical device manufacturing operation preferred or another highly regulated industry.

  • Be capable to drive change with sense of urgency and bias for action

  • Lean, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Six Sigma experience preferred

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 . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223 , option 5, for assistance.