LivaNova transforms technology into meaningful solutions by investing in product innovation that improves patient outcomes and is global, accessible, relevant, and breakthrough. LivaNova’s business units – Cardiac Surgery (CS) and Neuromodulation (NM) – have the people, skills, and drive to embrace new technologies and explore opportunities that advance patient care across the globe. The company is rapidly growing with an increasing focus on Operational Excellence.Our Burnaby Plant is focused on the production and delivery of bioprosthetic heart valves for valve replacement surgery worldwide.
About this team:
At our Burnaby Plant, you will be the Operational Excellence leader of all employees in operations. You will coordinate all Operational Excellence activities and support in achieving the plant´s improvement targets. The newly established position is directly reporting to the plant director and will work collaboratively with other regional Operational excellence champions in different plants.
Aligning the annual improvement goals and according action plans as part of the strategy deployment and support in tracking the target achievement
Implementing LivaNova Business System by providing tools and standards to employees and ensuring their qualifications by providing trainings on Operational Excellence methods and tools
Coordinating Operational Excellence activities at the plant by selecting, controlling, and supporting Kaizen Interventions
Ensuring a uniform documentation of Operational Excellence activities and sharing best practices with other plants
Regular reporting of Operational Excellence progress to the global head of Operational Excellence
As a candidate you should have wide and varied experience in delivering Operational Transformation / Operational Excellence programs. Furthermore, you should show initiative, as well as planning and organizational skills. An integrating effect and talent for pragmatic solutions and capability building are important.
Master’s degree in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical) or MBA would be an asset
At least 2-3 years of experience in similar roles
Industry expertise in regulated environment (Pharma, Medtech) and / or in high-technology environment (Electric/Electronics, IT)
Ability to think strategically and act pragmatically
Strong social skills and team thinking
Strong knowledge of business systems and visual factory requirements to support manufacturing excellence
Robust analytical skills and understanding of problem solving techniques
Experience in strategy deployment (Hoshin Kanri) and demonstrated ability to develop continuous improvement strategies that align with long term vision of the organization
Project management and planning skills
High knowledge of lean methodologies and tools
Distinct motivational skills in order to inspire employees and colleagues on Operational Excellence
Ability to communicate effectively at all management, professional, and technical levels
Fluent English is mandatory
Six Sigma Project Management skills and Black Belt Certification are a plus
LivaNova is a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular and neurological diseases. The Company develops, manufactures and markets medical technologies for cardiac surgery, the treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders and epilepsy.