General Electric GE Healthcare US & Canada – North Central and Commercial Excellence Lean Leader in Chicago, Illinois
Job Description Summary
Coach, drive and lead lean behaviors, principles, and tools by partnering with Operating Leaders in business management roles (e.g. GM of Business Unit, or Executive Lead of a Function). Drive cultural transformation resulting in step-change in operational business metrics. May also be roles that are part of Corporate or Business Unit Kaizen Promotion Offices (KPO).
GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.
The North Central and Commercial Excellence Lean Leader is a new position for the GE Healthcare US & Canada (USCAN) business and will be integral to the way we execute our business for the long term. As part of the USCAN team, the North Central and Commercial Excellence Lean Leader will play a pivotal role in helping drive the business forward. Working in close partnership with the North Central leadership team and USCAN Lean organization, this leadership role will help implement Lean practices across the organization and collaborate with stakeholders from other functions. This role is considered as growth opportunity for a high performing individual or an opportunity for an established lean practitioner. This role will also provide leadership for the Commercial Excellence Lean initiatives that are underway across the business. It will also provide direct management for the four Value Delivery Region Lean Leaders.
The overall objective of the role is to positively impact results and culture by establishing standards, institutionalizing daily management processes, and adopting consistent problem-solving methods across the business. To achieve this the North Central and Commercial Excellence Lean Leader will be expected to serve as a facilitator, educator, advocate, consultant and accountability partner for Lean, driving the understanding and application of Lean principles and tools across their respective team.
Collaborate with the USCAN business to assess value streams, processes and practices as compared to lean company benchmarks, both internal and external. Design and build organization lean capacity to coach individuals and teams while transforming the key value streams.
Act as the lean practitioner to prioritize and solve problems based on voice of the customer related to safety, quality, delivery, cost and cash through the application of lean.
Assist Regional leaders in establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and implementing daily management to drive continuous improvement.
Establish a kaizen event rhythm within the business and leverage that activity to develop lean proficiency for all employees; creating internal capabilities to facilitate kaizens and sustain continuous process improvement without external support.
Partner with the USCAN business Lean leader to quickly deploy new, best-practice capability and process within the function across GE. Key contributor to the development and implementation of the GE lean system.
Qualifications / Requirements
Demonstrated ability in solving complex problems and transforming business performance and process through the application of Lean techniques.
Lean practitioner, capable of facilitating kaizen events and coaching the core tools such as Daily Visual Management, structured Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work and Transactional Process Improvement.
Demonstrated successful leadership and proficiency in building and implementing lean business system/practices for global manufacturing organization (in a variety of situations)
Proven to be effective driving outcomes in large, matrixed organizations – understands how to navigate geographies, cultures, relationships, etc. Can drive work around the world because they are accountable, trustworthy, credible, committed, and intellectually agile.
Change agent, able to make the case for lean, demonstrate immediate impact and drive cultural change within the business and on campus.
Highly collaborative person, comfortable with constructive conflict and debate normally associated with change.
Critical thinker with the ability to bring others along, even those with conflicting priorities.
Impactful communicator from the shop floor to the boardroom.
BS or BA Degree; Master’s Degree preferred
Minimum 10 years in a General Management or lean/operational leadership role
Minimum of 5 years mastering a variety Lean and Growth-related tools such as: Strategy Deployment, Problem Solving, Daily Management, Standard Work, and VSM/Process Mapping
Desired Characteristics :
Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations
Familiarity with lean methodologies
Excellent time and project management
Successfully managed multi-million-dollar budget
Technical Expertise - Possess the technical skills necessary to be credible; must have significant practitioner experience in Growth & Lean tools and processes
Proven ability to bring order and structure to function and organization quickly
Strategic mindset with hands-on approach
Strong commercial focus on customer and end user experience
Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Relocation Assistance Provided: No