Austin, TX

Engineering or related degree with 10+ years LEAN experience along with 5+ years of management experience at a medical device manufacturer required.  Experience initiating Lean and Six Sigma programs required.  Relocation paid.


Identify, support, and drive Lean improvement opportunities that will enhance the company’s operational performance across the surgical manufacturing organization. This role will direct efforts in driving Lean performance improvement and facilitate cultural integration of Lean to achieve targeted business results, converting opportunity into reality

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 
  • Leads, develops, coordinates, and executes site’s Lean Implementation across operations workstreams.
  • Facilitates continuous improvement interventions throughout all value streams, including Supply Chain.
  • Driving a lean culture across all workstreams and create a high sense of engagement through all levels of the organization
  • Provides leadership on Lean thinking, lean processes, and lean production
  • Disseminates and acts upon the relevant industry and corporate benchmarking data


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information.  Collects and researches data;
  • Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.
  • Design – Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations.
  • Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Shares expertise with others.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transformation and evaluates results.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; Gives appropriate recognition to others; Displays passion and optimism; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Degree in Engineering, Science, or analytical discipline with at least 15 years of relevant experience of which 8 years in management.
  • Thorough understanding of Lean and 6 Sigma principles with appropriate certifications.  Lean Masters and 6 Sigma Black Belts preferred.
  • Candidates that have been part of previous lean transformations preferred.
  • Change Management
  • Proven experience facilitating Kaizen projects to achieve business results.
  • Bilingual – English & Spanish a plus
  • Experience with Oracle is preferred.
  • Experienced in successfully deploying Continuous Improvement programs (Lean and Six Sigma) in an operations environment.
  • Project and facilitation experience in a heavily matrixed environment.
  • Candidates with experience as an IE/Manufacturing/ME, Lean Manufacturing Manager, or Business improvement Manager in high volume, high-technology environment preferred.