OPEX engineer (procurement ZBB - PMO)Req # JR - 025787 Location Lessines, Wallonia, Belgium Job Category Business Project Management Date posted 08/13/2020
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The Operational Excellence Engineer is in charge of actively challenging and supporting the continuous improvement of the performance of a Value Stream (Lessines = 2 VSM + supporting services) by developing and implementing Lean and 6 sigma methodologies to achieve results in a timely manner.
THE PROFILE REQUESTED IS WITH PROCUREMENT ORIENTATION / EXPERIENCE
Essential Duties and Responsibilities. This section contains a list of five to eight primary responsibilities of the work. The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.
Specifically, while reporting to the plant OPEX Manager, the OPEX engineer (PROC) is in charge of:
- The continuous improvement of the Value Stream performance (defined by OBS) - End to End (including suppliers flow
- Being the Lean owner of the Value Stream Mapping and the coordinator of related initiatives (Waste, VIP (Value Improvement Projects = cost red initiatives), OEE, CAPEX, performance issue problem solving, Visual Management, Leading KPI setting, …)
- The coordination, tracking and reporting (PMO) of the ZBB portfolio PROCUREMENT (Cost reduction initiatives – in VCD system)
- Understand, manage and improve the ZBB model for Procurement stream
- Driving a culture of learning, networking and benchmarking between sites – The OPEX engineer is a trainer of key lean and Baxter multiplier tools (eg: Lean boot camp, Green belts training and coaching, Problem solving, …)
- The management of specific ZBB projects (procurement) following DMAIC/Lean methodologies (eg: cost reduction, lead time reduction, capacity debottlenecking, …)
- Procurmeent experience is an assett
- Leadership skills
- Excellent communication skills – ability to speak succinctly and with impact; give and receive feedback on a regular basis to reinforce or change behavior, driving Baxter’s cultural transformation through our cultural levers.
- Conflict resolution skills – instill a culture of collaboration and of successful relationships to improve employee relations and create a supportive and motivating work environment, increasing productivity.
- Drive accountability for results – ability to delegate and manage a variety of skillsets.
- Critical thinking - ability to develop a step-by-step process from targeting the problem to developing a solution.
- Interpersonal skills – identify and build a purposeful team culture within the organization, while setting expectations, driving accountability and
- Time and priority management – ability to balance a heavy workload and time constraints while managing and delegating other employees and projects.
- Decision making skills – ability to drive quick and disciplined decisions.
- PMO skills
Baxter Culture Lever
Speed - Acting with a sense of urgency in everything you do; demonstrating a healthy impatience; constantly seeking ways to accelerate performance
Simplicity - Demonstrating an intolerance for inefficiencies and bureaucracy; working to eliminate and improve when complexity is slowing us down
Courage – Addressing difficult issues; willing to take an unpopular stand; speaking truth to power; challenging the status quo (a must for ZBB !!!) ; being accountable and taking ownership
Collaboration - Actively and intentionally working effectively together across the organization to deliver results for all our stakeholders
- Language skills
- Mother tongue: French (spoken, written and read: excellent)
- Other languages: English (spoken, written and read: good)
- Technical skills
- 6sigma Green Belt level
- Problem solving tools and techniques
- Lean tools and techniques (VSM, TLA/OEE, Leading KPI, Gemba, …)
- VIP process and VCD tool (not a prerequisite)
- General procurement knowledge
Education and/or Experience. Include the education and/or experience that is necessary to perform the job satisfactorily.
N/A: Intern or Co-op
- Green Belt certification is a plus
- University degree in Engineering or Business Management or equivalent acquired experience
- Manufacturing experience (production) – preferably in Lean environment
- Procurmeent experience - preferably in Pharma industry
ZBB = Zero Based Budget
VIP = Value Improvement Program - plant
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