Lean Six Sigma Practitioner

Location: Pawtucket, RI, United States of America


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!

Job Summary:

As a Lean Six Sigma Practitioner at ZOLL, you will coach and lead cross-functional teams to improve process efficiencies and effectiveness through the implementation of Lean and Six Sigma projects.  Project leadership includes collaborating throughout the business to identify opportunities, launching project teams, coaching to drive sustainable results, reporting project status and celebrating business impacts.  You will partner with your Operations Excellence (OpEx) colleagues to deliver training and coach Six Sigma Green Belts, Lean Leaders, and Sponsors.

Essential Functions:

·        Training and Coaching:

o   Train Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Leaders, and Sponsors

o   Coach continuous improvement methods and project leadership including sound statistical analysis in making data driven decisions throughout the business

·        OpEx Deployment:

o   Support the OpEx deployment strategy to foster a culture of continuous improvement

o   Track Lean and Six Sigma projects with regular leadership reviews to monitor progress and results

o   Identify projects aligned with business goal

o   Coordinate coaching and training

o   Partner with all levels of the business for project identification and selection

·        Lead Projects:

o   Execute cross-functional Lean and/or DMAIC projects aligned to business objectives leading to improved process flow, quality and/or cost saving

·        Other duties as required

Skill Requirements:

  • Passionate about driving change, self-starter, independent thinker, and solid team member

  • Must be a results-oriented 'change agent' who is an effective business systems thinker

  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization to build and maintain working relationships

  • Project management and cross-functional team leadership skills

  • Must be able to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a technical discipline, ideally Industrial Engineering, or 3+ years proven experience, with significant contributions to continuous improvement activities

  • Experience leading and coaching improvement teams

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and able to attain Black Belt certification within 1 year

  • Proven experience delivering sustainable results using statistical analysis tools (e.g. Minitab)

  • Experience with process mapping, value stream mapping, measurement system analysis, capability analysis, line balancing and one-piece flow

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.

ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.