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Owens & Minor - Continuous Improvement Business System Partner

Company: Owens & Minor
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Our mission is to empower our customers to advance healthcare, and our success starts with our teammates. Owens & Minor teammate benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, available on first working day
  • 401(k), eligibility after 30 days of employment
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Development opportunities to grow your career with a global company Summary Partners with assigned business unit leadership teams to lead the strategic plan as it relates to the company's Continuous Improvement Business System. Develops, deploys, and progresses to maturity the business system roadmap across assigned business units and grows the adoption of the Continuous Improvement Business System for maximum impact and cultural transformation across the company. Works with assigned business unit leadership teams to align and execute against the Continuous Improvement Business System strategy, and fosters the creation of a continuous improvement culture that achieves business goals. This position can be based remotely, but preferably with near proximity to Chicago, Dallas or Richmond. Core Responsibilities
  • Partners with assigned business unit leadership teams to identify, develop, and deliver key performance indicators (KPI's) throughout the organization aligned to business unit and company-wide objectives.
  • Leads the development of Continuous Improvement capabilities throughout assigned business unit, driving all Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) aligned with profitable growth. Cultivates an action-biased culture of continuous improvement to improve business KPI's and achieve business objectives aligned to corporate goals.
  • Leads through facilitation, and enables the implementation of the Continuous Improvement (CI) Business System within assigned business unit.
  • Establishes and matures a Lean Management System (tiered daily accountability, visual management, gemba walks, leader standard work, etc.) and other coaching tools to transform the culture.
  • Works with functional teams to streamline processes that improve business objectives, with a specific focus on the customer experience, efficiency, and profitable growth.
  • Provides support to develop Lean expertise and capability within the organization at all levels.
  • Improves the decision-making model and problem-solving capabilities within high performance teams to increase the autonomy and pace of change.
  • Provides regular, ongoing reporting and communications to commercial, functional, and Business System leadership regarding maturity of the CI Business System.
  • Collaborates with other CI Business System teammates to leverage and share best practices, and drive improvements to the CI Business System Roadmap, tools, and technology.
  • Performs additional duties as directed.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% , domestic and international Qualifying Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in related field (Engineering, Sciences, Continuous Improvement, Process Improvement, Project Management, Business, etc.); Master's Degree preferred
  • 10 or more years of process improvement, continuous improvement, and/or project management experience
  • 8 or more years of experience implementing Lean based business systems
  • Leadership experience in commercial, finance, operations, supply chain, product management, or program management functions highly preferred
  • Or any combination of education and experience to meet the above requirements Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Hands on track record of implementing successful Lean-based business systems: Strategy Deployment, X-Matrix facilitation, A3 Thinking, Lean Leadership (Daily Management, Visual Management, Gemba Walks, Leader Standard Work), Value-Stream Mapping, Kaizen events
  • Proven track record for developing, training, and coaching teams
  • Healthcare experience a plus
  • Change Management, and ability to act as an influential change agent
  • Microsoft Office expertise
  • Broad knowledge of multi-functional, multi-site, global organizational processes and financial business methods
  • Demonstrated skill and confidence in proactively building relationships with top tier partners/leaders both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing comprehensive continuous improvement approaches/methodologies to advance an organization's strategy and goals
  • Strong ability to anticipate future needs of the organization and make decisions in a changing environment
  • Great communicator, demonstrated ability in solid written, oral, and presentation-giving skills
  • High ethical standards to support a professional business code of conduct
  • Passion for driving improvement and leading change in complex environments
  • A holistic thinker who can look enterprise-wide to integrate and streamline systems for optimal benefit
  • Able to drive strategic thinking and continuous improvement in both operational and non-operational areas, including connecting cross-functional resources to remove waste along the extended value streams
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with and positively influence leadership and all levels of the organization
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive leader who welcomes challenges
  • Manages time and resources effectively through strong organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills
  • Works independently as a self-starter committed to delivering performance results
  • Analyzes information to make sound business decisions taking prudent business risks as appropriate
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team to seek resolution to problems
  • Acts as an influential change agent

Keywords: Owens & Minor, Houston , Owens & Minor - Continuous Improvement Business System Partner, Other , Houston, Texas

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