• Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Posted: March 14, 2017
  • Reference ID: 4374170309-en-us

The Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions (CSS) Group, part of the Medical Devices sector within Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Process Excellence Manager aligned to Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), division of Ethicon, Inc., located in Irvine, CA.

The CSS Group consists of six diverse businesses including Acclarent, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), Biosense Webster (BWI), Codman Neuro, Mentor, and Sterilmed. The CSS Group serves a diverse base of customers in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Infection Prevention, Electrophysiology (EP), Neurovascular and Neurosurgery, Surgical and Non-Surgical Aesthetics, and Reprocessing.

Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), division of Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, truly makes a difference by Protecting Lives against Infection®. ASP has been innovating since 1987 to help healthcare facilities protect patients with best-in-class infection prevention solutions. Learn more about Advanced Sterilization Products at

The Process Excellence Manager is responsible for implementing key business improvement initiatives for a medium manufacturing site. This individual defines opportunities, analyzes data, designs manufacturing line flows, and improves business processes. This person will lead improvement initiatives by enlisting and influencing cross-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 Process Excellence Manager will both execute projects and mentor all groups (associate to management) at the site, developing a continuous improvement culture. This person will be responsible for developing a strategy and executing a plan to deliver process performance improvements related to Quality, Delivery, and Cost. She/he will partner with regional franchise leadership teams (RFLT) to drive the identification and implementation of product cost reduction opportunities and will lead the DTV (Design To Value) approach to manage the product costs from inception. She/he will also facilitate regular reviews of cost drivers to achieve product cost targets.

The Process Excellence Manager will coordinate systems or processes to review and drive progress on Operational Excellence and cost reduction efforts. She/he will partner with regional franchise leadership teams (RFLT) to drive the identification and implementation of product cost reduction opportunities. She/he will manage project portfolio activities such as prioritization, resource allocation, performance measurement, and change management plans. She/he will develop strategy and execution plan to improve flow of products from suppliers to distribution centers. This individual will collaborate and partner with stakeholders across multiple functions to develop and execute continuous improvement strategies. She/he 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. The Process Excellence Manager will sustain business improvement results through the application of Lean, Six Sigma, ME2 (Manufacturing Equipment Excellence), JJPS (Johnson & Johnson Production System), Do It Right, and other continuous improvement methodologies. She/he will facilitate PEx trainings, certifications, business case definitions, and results presentations as required. This person will follow and observe all regulatory requirements (GMP’s, ISO, FDA, internal policies) applicable to area of responsibility. She/he will comply with J&J safety requirements and safe working conditions and practices in the department. This individual will support Quality Improvement Processes, Affirmative Action objectives and all activities to achieve World Class Manufacturing plant.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Engineering or Science or MBA is preferred) with a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience is required.
  • A Lean or Six Sigma Green belt certification is required.
  • Prior supervisory or project leadership experience is required.
  • Proven experience in demonstrating their past ability to partner with other stakeholders (i.e. Quality Engineering, Product Engineering, R&D, etc.) to develop effective and efficient processes from project inception and resolve major, multi-faceted line improvement opportunities as required.
  • Must have proven experience optimize resources to meet / exceed production performance on quality, cost, delivery, and budget as required.
  • The ability to demonstrate organized and analytical approaches to problem solving is required.
  • Must possess experience in change management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required with the aptitude to communicate clear objectives and deliver both oral and written communications around process improvement projects.
  • Proficient use of the Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required.
  • This position is based in Irvine, CA and will require up to 15% travel (domestic and international).
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Prior experience with implementing process improvement methodologies including Six Sigma or Lean is preferred.
  • PMP certification is preferred.
  • A strong understanding of financial processes (standard cost development) and business planning is preferred.
  • In-depth understanding of production and quality control techniques such as CFM and TQM is preferred.
  • Prior experience in designing end-to-end supply chains is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will possess familiarity with FDA, GMP and ISO preferred

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Primary Location
United States-California-Irvine
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
Process Engineering
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