Continuous Improvement Specialist / Engineer

Rensselaer, New York, US
Sep 25, 2018
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Summary: Works collaboratively and develops extensive knowledge of processes to analyze the flow of work. Organizes and drives various improvement initiatives within the operation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Develops and supports systems to foster accountability and recognition of continuous improvement efforts.

• Assembles and assesses operational data and reports on broad operating performance through a functional report.

• Analyzes data and uses value stream mapping to gain a deeper understanding of processes and identify strategic improvement opportunities.

• Facilitates cross-functional Kaizen teams that are working to eliminate waste in their work processes.

• Prepares, distributes & presents project status reports to project team members and management.

• Acts as an internal technical expert and develop other on-site associates in the areas of problem solving and continuous improvement through formal training.

Knowledge and Skills:

• Comfortable with applying statistical concepts to data analysis.

• Strong understanding of contemporary problem solving tools and techniques.

• Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

• Has the ability to think creatively and proactively propose solutions with an attention to detail.

• Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database management software.

• Ability to effectively communicate issues and ideas with peers and with management.

• Ability to build effective working relationships throughout the organization.

• Ability to facilitate meetings with cross-functional teams.

• Ability to operate independently within a tight deadline environment.

• Is a high energy self-starter with a resilient, can-do attitude.
Education and Experience:

• Requires BS/BA in a scientific, engineering or business discipline and 3+ years of relevant experience; strong knowledge of continuous improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.). Relevant experience may be substituted for education requirement.

*Level will be determined based on skills and related experience.*

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.