Manager/Senior Manager, Operational Excellence


The Position

Main Purpose of the Position:

This position is dedicated to the development of Operational Excellence capabilities at the Hillsboro site.  The Operational Excellence (OE) group is charged with fostering a culture of continuous improvement to enable the organization to exceed its goals and objectives.  The OE group partners with the business to build proficiency in Lean Production System methodologies, acts as change agents and provides technical support to stabilize and optimize site operations. 

This position is on the leadership team of the Business Support and Operational Excellence department, and as such, plays a key role to ensure successful delivery of the site’s mission, goals and strategy. 




Active membership on the Business Support & Operational Excellence Leadership Team and the HTO Extended Leadership Team

Embody PT lean leadership principles and methods

Be an active and visible change agent, fostering a flexible and open mindset to new opportunities and continuous improvement

Create an environment of strong team spirit, high motivation, timely and effective communications, sense of urgency and inspire teams to achieve goals

Foster a strong learning culture within the organization

Strong networking skills and a focus on cross functional collaboration and customer service


Key Responsibilities:

Manage the Operational Excellence team (OE Practitioners), fostering collaboration and innovation, responsible for staffing and supporting development 

Provides leadership for deployment and maturity of the Lean Production System (LPS) across the site

As a subject matter expert in the Lean Production System, and other continuous improvement methodologies, coach and mentor site leaders and employees in the application of these methods to address complex problems, while building their capability

Leads, and aligns resources in support of, focused improvement and optimization projects/initiatives to create value in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Engagement and Cost (SQDEC) across the site, leveraging the Lean Production System elements, methods and tools

Supports all areas of Hillsboro Technical Operations in identification and problem solving solutions

Facilitates dialogue between leaders of Operational Excellence projects and sponsors

Oversees business process management, including continuous improvement, via the site Business Process Managers with an end-to-end customer focused process approach

Manage and continuously improve the strategy deployment process, including support for the development, implementation and monitoring of Site Goals and KPI’s

Monitors organizational performance through key performance indicators

Effectively manage the OE cost center budget




Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, or equivalent

Certified in proven methodologies such as: LEAN/Six Sigma; Master Black Belt (or equivalent) desirable



8-15 years experience in industry, biotech/pharmaceutical experience a plus but not required,

Of which minimum 3 years of Operational Excellence related professional experience

Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience

Proven track record of implementing continuous improvement programs with quantifiable business results

Experience working in and influencing decisions in matrix organisations

Involvement in successfully implementing a lean production system, or other management system desirable

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Executive / senior industry position


North America

Hillsboro , United States


United States



Executive / senior industry position