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General Electric Quality Regulatory & Research Global Lean Leader in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Job Description Summary

You as a Quality Regulatory & Research (QRR) Global Lean Leader is a transformational role driving Lean principles across the QRR (Quality, Regulatory, and Research) Organization by both building Lean expertise/leadership while also taking on helping solve some of GE Healthcare and Quality Regulatory and Research most impactful and challenging problems.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Teach, coach, and mentor leaders at all levels of the QRR organization globally on the principles and application of Lean

  • Develop standard work the organization will use to implement Lean across QRR complex processes (Daily Management, Standard Work, Flow, etc.) as well as measure adherence to the process

  • Develop and deliver a Lean training curriculum that will enhance our bench strength of Kaizen Leaders

  • Coach key process owners as they implement Lean principles within their processes

  • Foster a culture of empowering team members to solve their own problems

  • Interprets internal and external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services. Stays informed of industry trends.

  • Influence the development of strategy for QRR, policy formulation along with project management and execution

  • Be the change agent for QRR by being influential with senior leaders to enlist the support needed to drive change

  • May lead functional teams or projects with minimal resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity. Communicates difficult concepts and may influence others' options on particular topics. May guide others to consider a different point of view.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or 8 + years’ experience in Lean and/or Medical Device Quality Systems (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 10 + years of experience Lean and/or Medical Device Quality Systems)

  • 5 + years of Lean/CAPA/TPS or other continuous improvement discipline leading and driving change

Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated leadership behavior of acting with humility (e.g. respect culture, values inclusive & diversity, active listener, learn from shortcomings)

  • Demonstrated leadership behavior of leading with transparency (e.g. embrace candor, sharing to solve problems, contribute to other’s development)

  • Demonstrated leadership behavior of delivering with focus (e.g. putting safety first, prioritizing by impact, customer lens, committed to continuous improvement)

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead Kaizen events

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex problems

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with and lead people at all levels of the organization up through executive/officer level

  • Advanced degree

  • Strong Team Building and CAP skills



We expect all employees to live and breathe our behaviors: to act with humility and build trust, lead with transparency, deliver with focus, and drive ownership – always with unyielding integrity.

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

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . 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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No