Operational Excellence Practitioner

California, United States of America

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The Position


Deploys and sustains Lean Production System (LPS), builds Capability in Operational Excellence (e.g. Lean Six Sigma), supports and leads Focused Improvement projects and initiatives and oversees Business Process Management.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports LPS deployment, maturity, and sustainment
  • Coach and mentor site personnel on LPS, RCA, LSS, and other continuous improvement methodologies
  • Supports and leads focused improvement and optimization projects/initiatives covering Safety, Quality, Delivery, Engagement and Cost (SQDEC).
  • Conducts training in continuous improvement methodologies and mentors others in the application of these methods
  • Facilitates/assists business process management, relevant governance, and the teams supporting continuous improvement     
  • Supports all site functions/areas in problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Contributes to/Drives business process management  and helps to ensure sites have installed and are effectively practicing  business processes

Qualifications (education/experience/knowledge/skills/competencies)

  • Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Experience:
    • 5 years professional experience (e.g. manufacturing, quality, materials management), depending on hiring level
    • Proven track record of implementing continuous improvement programs with quantifiable business results, depending on hiring level
    • Deployment of lean programs or systems in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:
    • Excellent collaborator with cross-functional customers and network partners
    • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement
    • Advanced facilitation skills and change agent abilities, with the ability to lead people indirectly and through influence
    • Deep analytical and problem solving skills and advanced level knowledge of Root Cause Analysis
    • Remains current on industries process improvement methodologies and implements best practices to drive business performance
    • Ability to lead people indirectly and through influence

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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