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Manager, Business Excellence

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Johnson & Johnson

Santa Clara, CA 95050
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Job Description

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is recruiting for a Manager, Business Excellence to be located in Santa Clara.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is focused on shaping the future of digital surgery and expanding its robotics and digital solutions offerings across the entire portfolio, with multi-specialty, end-to-end solutions in orthopaedics, endoluminal intervention and general surgery. This includes the MONARCH® platform, a first-of-its-kind robotic technology indicated for bronchoscopic visualization of and access to patient airways for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the lung.

Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the worlds most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicons surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit .

The Manager, Business Excellence is responsible for implementing key business improvement initiatives for new product introduction activities. They will define opportunities, analyzes data, designs manufacturing line flows, and improves business processes. Improvement initiatives are led by enlisting and influencing multi-functional teams that deliver tangible business results through the application of Lean and Six Sigma principles, methodologies and tools. Utilizing business, leadership and technical skills, the Site BE Manager/Leader will both execute projects and mentor all groups at the site, developing a continuous improvement culture.


Responsible for developing a strategy and executing a plan to deliver process performance improvements related to Quality, Delivery, and Cost.

Leads project portfolio activities such as prioritization, resource allocation, performance measurement, and change management plans.

Develops strategy and execution plan to improve flow of products from suppliers to distribution centers.

Collaborates and partners with stakeholders across multiple functions to develop and execute continuous improvement strategies.

Is responsible for driving associates' engagement and for developing Lean and Six Sigma capabilities through coaching and mentoring at all levels (associate to management) within the site.

Sustains business improvement results through the application of Johnson and Johnson Production System (JJPS) that encompass Lean, Six Sigma, ME2, Do It Right, and other continuous improvement methodologies.

Follows and observes all regulatory requirements (GMP's, ISO, FDA, internal policies) applicable to area of responsibility.

Complies with J&J safety requirements and safe working conditions and practices in the department.

Leads change, connects with others and shapes the environment.

Demonstrates assertiveness & collaboration skills

Has a record of tangible improvements

Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills

Shows strong decision making and problem-solving skills

Is experienced in developing talent and team building.

Operate within all environmental, safety and occupational health policies. (ie, ISO14001 & OSHAS18001)


A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in an Engineering or Science discipline. An advanced degree, such an MS or an MBA is preferred.

A minimum of 8 years overall relevant experience is required

Experience in Manufacturing is preferred

Six Sigma certification such as Black Belt, Master Black Belt or Green Belt is preferred

Lean certification is strongly preferred

Experience including Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, Project Management and strong cross-functional experience is preferred

Experience in designing end-to-end supply chains is preferred.

Demonstrated ability to partner with other stakeholders (ie Quality Engineering, Product Engineering, R&D, etc.) to develop effective and efficient processes from project inception and resolve major, multi-faceted line improvement opportunities is preffered

Ability to optimize resources to meet/exceed production performance on quality, cost, delivery, and budget is preferred

Demonstrated ability to lead practices for Business Excellence professionals and develops capacity to leverage these across the organization is preferred

Experience coordinating systems or processes to review and drive progress on Operational Excellence and cost reduction efforts is preferred

Experience facilitating regular reviews & presentation of cost drivers to achieve product cost targets is required

Ability to deliver oral and written communications around process improvement projects and with clarity of objectives is required

Familiarity with FDA, GMP and ISO is preferred

Demonstrates organized, analytical approach to problem solving and an understanding of financial processes (standard cost development) and business planning is preferred

In depth understanding of production and quality control techniques is required

The ability to work overtime, off-shift hours and some holidays as needed by business is required.

This position will be located in Santa Clara, CA and may require up to 10% domestic & international travel.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Reference: 1152696603

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