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Senior Continuous Improvement Leader

Company: Waters Corporation
Location: Milford
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

In support of the business growth, innovation, margin expansion and customer experience goals, the Continuous Improvement Leader ensures timely and effective execution of strategic and innovation initiatives. - Reporting to the Recurring Revenue Operational Excellence Leader, this role will lead and implement process improvement and operational excellence projects with defined margin expansion targets in all aspects of three critical business segments (Service, Consumables and Lab Automation, and Connected Sciences).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Works with Business Leaders to identify potential process improvement opportunities.
  • Plans, monitors, and manages operational excellence projects from initiation through completion.
  • Lead project teams across multiple sites, managing multiple projects as needed.
  • Understands Process Improvement Frameworks and applies them to improve process performance.
  • Understands Change Management methods and techniques to drive adoption of solutions.
  • Utilizes project management best practices to ensure adequate planning, monitoring, controls, and risk management activities are conducted.
  • Works with Business Leaders to ensure appropriate project metrics targets are set, cascaded, reported, and achieved to support business growth and productivity/margin expansion goals.
  • Participates in the recruitment of new members to the Operational Excellence Team.

    Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
    This position requires travel occasionally to other domestic and international office sites as needed.
    Required Education and Experience

    • BS degree in business, life sciences, chemistry, engineering, or related field
    • At least 5 years of experience managing projects
    • Understands process improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, etc.)
    • Evidence of project management training and/or PMP certification required

      • Continual process improvement mindset
      • Strong leadership and team building skills
      • Ability to influence team members in a matrix environment plus senior-level executives.
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills

        • Strong organizational skills

          Preferred Education and Experience

          • Advance degree a plus
          • Experience working within and ISO 9001 and/or ISO 13485 Quality Management System a plus

            Company Description
            Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality. - -
            Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We're the problem solvers and innovators that aren't afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We're all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. -
            Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. -

Keywords: Waters Corporation, Milford , Senior Continuous Improvement Leader, Other , Milford, Connecticut

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