Associate Director- Business Excellence

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Ref
1904060
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Support implementation of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) programs and projects throughout the organization. Lead multiple high impact process improvement projects across the organization. Identify opportunities to significantly reduce operating cost and cycle time and increase efficiency and lead implementation efforts. Improve the capability of the organization by training and mentoring personnel on Business Excellence tools and provide mentoring and leadership to Sponsors, BlackBelt and Greenbelt and kaizen candidates. Responsible for establishing the program strategy/plan, and the processes that align and integrate efforts
across multiple projects. Lead strategy sessions with teams and Senior Management. Recommend alternatives for strategies and priorities within the program. Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Manage and lead program teams to plan, execute, monitor cost, and performance to ensure that defined program goals are met.

Responsibilities:
  • Iden tify and execute continuous improvement efforts to meet service, quality and cost objectives
  • Influence senior management to apply LSS methodologies
  • Support and motivate teams to ensure timely and successful delivery of projects
  • Provide training and coaching to Sponsors, Black Belts, Green Belts and Kaizen leaders
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and ability to develop strategic scenarios and options aligned with strategy and goals

Position can be filled as an associate director, business excellence or manager, business excellence depending on the candidate's experience level.
  • Manages stakeholder relationships and expectations


  • 10 years' business experience, minimum of 4 years LSS experience
  • Bachelor's degree required; preferred disciplines: Sciences, Engineering, Operations,Supply Chain or Business Management
  • Accredited LSS Black Belt required; PMP preferred
  • Demonstrated excellent problem solving, analytical and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent communication skills are required
  • Financial acumen and ability to assess project ROI
  • Must be experienced in deploying LSS within a site or functional area
  • Proven experience managing large, complex projects