Continuous Improvement Leader R&D

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Carestream Health

Carestream Health Inc. 

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Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems and solutions; x-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; manufacturing of film and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. Carestream’s diagnostic imaging technology systems are at work in 90 percent of hospitals worldwide.  

At Carestream, we offer a global perspective and a world of opportunities for people who have the desire to make a positive impact. Join our global team of 4,000+ professionals!

Position Summary:

This leader is responsible for the execution of Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement initiatives.   This is a hands-on role and will direct efforts to create operational excellence capabilities within R&D and support functions. The focus will be on the implementation and practical application of toolkits and methodologies to help R&D to become best in class.

R&D Continuous Improvement Leader will report to the Head of Productivity and Excellence

Position Responsibilities:

•    Lead/Facilitate teams in the use of tools and techniques to drive continuous improvement 
•    Serves as technical expert on Lean Six Sigma philosophy, theory and application tools / tactics. 
•    Help define key metrics, benchmarks, and review processes to drive standardization and establish best practices.
•    Continually challenge the status quo and look for improvement opportunities 

Required Skills & Education:

•    Bachelor's degree in technology or management.  Advanced degree such as MS/MBA preferred.
•    5+ years of experience in R&D operations or process improvement excellence for a global technology company. 5+  years in project management desired.
•    Understanding of the development lifecycle and product management best practices 
•    Expertise in Lean, Six Sigma and problem-solving techniques. Black Belt Six Sigma or Lean expert certification preferred 
•    Proven hands-on experience facilitating global workshops.
•    Strong organizational skills with excellent interpersonal, communication skills. Competent in presentations at all levels within the organization.
•    Proven experience working in a cross-cultural, multi-national corporation and effective in virtual settings.
•    Excellent project management skills
•    Strong quantitative, analytical, fact-based problem-solving skills and ability to successfully complete complex initiatives.
•    Ability to travel domestically and internationally (25-50%)

Desired Skills:

•    Experience in an Imaging or medical device global organization is a plus 

Work Environment:


Carestream is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Carestream is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Requisition ID: 2773 

Nearest Major Market: Rochester