1+ months

Black Belt

Memphis, TN 38111
Black Belt


Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jun 17, 2019

**Careers that Change Lives**

**A Day in the Life**

This role is a key member of Process Excellence team serving as the agent for cultural change through leading and

facilitating Lean Sigma Projects and other Continuous Improvement activities. The Project Manager will be

responsible for developing, advocating, and enabling the tools and methodologies to drive Americas Distribution

process excellence. These tools may include, but are not limited to Lean, Six Sigma, project management, and other

improvement techniques.


Driving culture change and innovation towards Operations Excellence (OpEx), deliver process improvement and

other transformations within Americas Distribution. Working with OpEx Teams from other Geographies to share best

practice and align in OpEx strategies.

Accountable for successful Lean Sigma project execution, delivering projects on time and achieving pre-defined

goals. Build foundations at Americas Distribution for Continuous Improvement; ensure projects and other

improvement activities follow structured problem solving methodology (A3, PDCA, etc.)

Advocate and influence cultural and process changes across Distribution, this includes careful project

selection to achieve best results.

Lead Lean Sigma projects as assigned by the Distribution Management Team.

Mentor Lean Sigma projects across Distribution; identifying and working to remove barriers that slow

or prevent the successful completion of a Lean Sigma project.

Plan, support, and provide Lean Sigma training to others in Distribution Organization.

Working with management team to adopt MOS (Medtronic Operations System) in Americas

Distribution, lead teams in creating new work environments such as cells (Cell Operating System).

Master all technical skills associated with Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, and other appropriate improvement


Develop and share new tools and techniques to further the advancement of Lean Sigma in


Working with functional management and process owners to develop, maintain, and improve on local


Complete Medtronic Lean Sigma DMAIC training and Medtronic Lean Sigma Advanced Statistics

training. Certified as a Medtronic Black Belt.

Attend and assess project review sessions.

Passionately drive process excellence visibility and awareness across the businesses.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Nice to Have:

Master degree or Black Belt Certification preferred.

3+ years Operations experience (Mfg., Distribution/Supply Chain preferred).

3+ years of experience in Coaching and Mentoring.

Consistent application of project management and extensive application of continuous process

improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma or equivalent.

Lean/Six Sigma training and certification

Engineering and Operations back ground from a highly competitive industry/environment.

Proven leadership skills and business acumen; performance-driven. Critical Thinker

Excellent oral and written communications skills with the ability to interface and influence at all

organizational levels.

Excellent understanding of data analytic and statistical tools, capable of explaining the underlying

concepts and principles.

Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple demanding tasks.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment, work independently under pressure and maintain positive,

enthusiastic attitude.

Ability to work effectively in a team environment and build strong working relationships.

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Posted: 2019-06-20 Expires: 2020-02-28

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