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Operations Excellence / Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Location: Chelmsford, MA



ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.


We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!


As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you will lead high value Lean Six Sigma (LSS) projects within the Operations team and cross-functionally in support of interfacing organizations. Project leadership includes partnering throughout the business to identify and justify opportunities, launching project teams, removing and elevating project barriers, coaching to drive sustainable results, reporting project status and celebrating business impacts.  You will partner with your Operations Excellence (OpEx) colleagues to train and coach Six Sigma Green Belts, Lean Leaders, Coaches and Sponsors.



  • Complete Black Belt Projects each fiscal year:
    • Execute cross-functional Lean or DMAIC projects aligned to business objectives leading to improved process flow, quality and/or cost savings
  • Training and Coaching:

    • Train Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Leaders, Sponsors and Champions (formally and informally).
    • Coach continuous improvement methods to leverage sound statistical methods in making data driven decisions throughout the business.

  • OpEx Deployment:

    • Support the OpEx deployment strategy to foster a culture of continuous improvement.  This includes tracking of Lean and Six Sigma projects, identifying project aligned to business goals, coordinating coaching and training, partnering at all levels within
      the business for project identification and selection, and regular leadership reviews to monitor results.


Required Education and Experience:

  • 5+ years of professional level experience leading and coaching improvement teams.
  • Strong statistical analysis foundation 
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization to maintain relationships and cooperation.
  • Must be a results-oriented 'change agent' who is an effective business systems thinker.
  • Must be able to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals
  • Project management and cross-functional team leadership skills
  • Proven Experience delivering sustainable results using statistical analysis tools, project management, Lean and Six Sigma methods. 
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification (require)


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience applying lean and six sigma processes to an assembly, test, service and/or sales environment
  • Value stream mapping, visual management and assembly floor cell design experience preferred
  • Experience in medical device industry
  • Advanced degree in business or a technical discipline preferred. (Preferred in Industrial Engineering)
  • Master Black Belt Certified


Other Duties:


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of

activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties,

responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change

with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.




ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.