Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Tucson


This position is responsible for developing and executing Continuous Improvement strategy for the Ventana-Roche Tissue Diagnostics Operation, executing various projects to improve process efficiencies and reduces cost, work cross-functionally with the Development group to successfully implement DQM (Design for Quality & Manufacturability) methodology for new product transfer and support Global Operations initiatives as required. This position will work closely with local finance controller to develop and execute initiatives to achieve manufacturing cost targets. This individual will focus on operations performance striving to reduce cycle time, improve lead time, eliminate waste and improve customer satisfaction. Individual will work with various members of the leadership team to institutionalize CI practices within organization. Individual will represent RTD OPS in GO Lean team and execute on global programs appropriately. This position reports to VP, Manufacturing Operations.
•Develops and executes continuous improvement strategy for the Operations
•Develops and implements internal KPI’s, identifies areas of improvement to meet & exceed performance
•Defines, develops and implements process control capabilities for key processes and SPC charting to monitor processes
•Develops and implements Root Cause Investigation program. Puts process in place to conduct root cause investigations for critical issues
•Supports OPS LT for developing strategy using Hosin Kanri methodology
•Develops and executes training programs in Lean, Six Sigma, DQM and other process efficiency improvement tools. Utilizes standardized CI tools developed by GO Lean team
•Works closely with the engineering team to develop and execute OEE (Optimal Equipment Efficiency) target for various processes and look for areas of improvements
•Supports execution of DQM tools and methodology for new product transfer as well as in established processes for manufacturing
•Works with finance controller to develop productivity goals and executes appropriate projects to achieve overall cost savings targets
•Trains and develops subject matter expertise within RTD Operations and develop a group of CI practitioners
•Leads cross-functional teams for high priority, complex programs to meet strategic targets
•Ensures that the changes are implemented: On-time, within budget, with desired results, minimizes side effects to individuals / organization and follow-up actions are visual to stakeholders and are driven to closure
•Acts as a change agent, effectively communicates to all levels of the organization to get buy-in and institutionalizes CI practices
•Regularly prepares proposals and presents ideas in formal meetings.
•Provides an open environment and promotes teamwork. Acts as a catalyst to remove organizational barriers
•Other duties as assigned by management.
Formal Training/Education
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science or related field required.
Master's Degree preferred.
Six Sigma, Lean Leader, and Project Management Training required.
Lean or Six Sigma Black Belt certification required.
10 years demonstrated experience with increasing responsibility in developing and implementing successful continuous improvement programs required.
Experience in a regulated industry developing and implementing process improvements preferred.

About the company

Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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