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General Electric Site Lean Leader in Lindesnes, Norway

Job Description Summary

GE Healthcare is undergoing a LEAN transformation to make it a simpler, faster and even more customer centric organisation. The LEAN transformation will accelerate performance improvement and strengthen capabilities to deliver on its strategic priorities. LEAN is how we deliver for our people, patients, and consumers.

This role is part of the Pharmaceutical Diagnostics (PDx) Integrated Supply Chain Business, a global leader in producing imaging agents administered to patients globally to improve images used to diagnose and monitor disease.

Job Description

You will be part of the team responsible for the design, adoption and execution of the global Lean transformation roadmap. The role will report to the Lean & Digital Director (ISC) and is part of the wider Lean team, responsible for developing and deploying behaviors, principles, standards, and tools across the GEHC PDx network to drive tangible business value.

In this role, you will be leading and driving the cultural change required to move to a true leaner organization. It requires hands-on experience applying Lean/driving results through continuous improvement and will be a contributing leader to the overall success of the program.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Partner with Site and Supply Chain Leadership to support the delivery of business priorities using Lean,

  • Support the execution of kaizens and Lean events to deliver on the Continuous Improvement roadmap,

  • Build, implement and measure Standard Work (SW),

  • Train teams on standard work and define KPIs that demonstrate process health,

  • Establish and drive sustainment of Daily Management across the business partner’s processes,

  • Support across all levels of the Management System (Tiers 1-5),

  • Ensure proper training and coaching for effective daily management and a true “embrace the red” culture,

  • Responsible for driving Lean Maturity levels across the Oslo site as per the GE HC Lean Framework,

  • Support the Integrated Supply Chain Hoshin Kanri at site level,

  • 70/30 split between Site and Global Supply Chain support.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any technical or analytical domain with a preference for Supply Chain Manufacturing related degrees (Business, Economics, Engineering),

  • Experience in highly regulated industries is preferred,

  • Improvement mindset is essential, understands LEAN toolset with proven results,

  • Ability to facilitate and conduct Kaizen events & proven success in leading significant business process improvement,

  • Demonstrated leadership, ability to shape transformational change

  • LEAN/Six Sigma trained with the ability to apply tools and process rigor

  • Experience leading large Lean transformational rollout across multiple types of businesses or industries, complex and interdependent initiatives in a matrixed organization with multiple stakeholders.


  • Proven successful application of Lean tools: 80/20, Value Stream Mapping, 6S, Standard Work, FMEA, Problem Solving, Kanban, Visual Daily Management, Policy Deployment,

  • Strategic mindset with hands-on approach

  • Customer focused with emphasis on Voice of Customer and Customer Impact,

  • Outstanding communication ability across all levels of the business and between all functions,

  • Tenacity/Passion/Determination – driven to chase the end goal and to drive the site performance forwards,

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills,

  • Intellectually curious, open minded and creative problem solver,

  • Motivated to achieve results through teamwork and cross functional collaboration.

Inclusion and Diversity

GE Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion matters. 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.

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.


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No