Lean Manager

Posted 08 May 2024
Contact NameLuisa Namadila

Job description

Lean Manager

BioTalent continues to partner with a dynamically growing pharmaceutical company, that specializes in the development and manufacture, distribution and marketing of pharmaceutical products and diagnostics.

The team are looking for an experienced Lean Manager that will sit under the Assembly & Packaging team to further develop and implement various continuous improvement principles. The role is primarily site-based across 2x manufacturing facilities within Schleswig-Holstein and will require someone with a clean and full driving licence (there are company cars available for use).

Whilst the role reports directly into the Head of Assembly and Packaging, the matrix style of management across the company means that you will be collaborating with other Heads of Department (notably, Head of Lean Management, Production Managers etc.)

  • Develop and implement Lean standards, including 6S, SMED, Kaizen, Gemba, and A3 problem-solving methodologies.
  • Further develop shop floor management and the Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) methodology.
  • Conduct workplace and process analyses, such as value stream analyses/designs, to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Collaborate with employees to implement Lean systems and methods, ensuring sustainable implementation and employee engagement.
  • Develop and optimize internal processes using Lean management methods under Quality Management Systems (QS) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) aspects.
  • Track and monitor the Lean Roadmap for the Production Assembly & Packaging area, ensuring progress towards objectives.
  • Take responsibility for the further development of the existing Betriebsdatenerfassung (BDE) system to support Lean principles and practices.

Skillset Required:
  • Completed subject-related university studies with an economic or technical focus or comparable training.
  • Several years of professional experience in production or logistics areas of industrial companies.
  • Proven success in the implementation of Lean projects; Lean Six Sigma training preferred.
  • Fluent in spoken and written German; English proficiency desirable.
  • Confident in appearance with excellent moderation skills at multiple organizational levels.
  • Ability to coordinate complex work processes and technical understanding.
  • Experience in manufacturing or pharmaceutical industry preferred.

As this role is site-based, the company does require the successful individual to be within a  commutable distance. Should you have the needed skillset but live outside of a commutable distance, there is relocation support on offer, to assist with a move closer to the facilities.