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Senior Manager Global Lean Leader

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Date: May 21, 2023

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Ballina 
Department: Operations 


Provide strong leadership for global continuous improvement function to create, implement and sustain a strong Lean Hollister Production System while ensuring the delivery of key Quality, Service & Cost Objectives.  This is a transformational role as part of the continuous improvement global team to support both plant and distribution locations to ensure the overall lean production system and culture advance and sustain for Hollister.  The role is both hands on doing, coaching, mentoring but also having the ability to create and deploy a strategic roadmap to get Hollister to a world class operation.



  • Critical Support to help create, drive and implement the overall Continuous Improvement (CI) Strategy for Global Operations, including global standardization of the CI lean framework and the Hollister Production System, in order to drive business results
  • Educate and coach the organization on the culture of continuous improvement and necessary behavioral development, including a culture of continually challenging the status quo, autonomous teams and leadership structures.  Includes sharing of best practices.
  • Hands on teaching and deployment required at local site location from Leadership to operator associates.
  • Take responsibility for Global Operations strategic initiative projects as appropriate to further drive operation excellence and CI.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.


Work Experience Requirements

Number of Overall Years Necessary: 8-12

  • 8 - 12 years of professional experience in a progressive manufacturing environment with a proven track record of performance management, including supervisory level experience for a minimum of 3 years
  • Strong track record of having worked in a world class Lean/Six-Sigma manufacturing environment
  • Experience creating and working within a lean manufacturing production system (Shingo or associated award recognition a plus)


Education Requirements

•            Bachelor Degree in Operations Management, Engineering or other related field required

•            Project Management experience


Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

•            Black Belt Certification preferred with knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma methodologies required

•            Demonstrated strategic thinking and execution of global projects

•            Demonstrated ability to influence a cross-functional team and challenge the status quo/change agent in order to deliver business results

•            Ability to work with minimal supervision, strong work ethic, attention to detail and organizational/multi-tasking skills

•            Strong facilitation skills, change management experience and project management

•            Knowledge of ERP Systems preferred

•            Experience in equipment and process validation preferred

•            Experience in automation systems and manufacturing technology preferred

•            Experience in hourly system/data analytics (big data) preferred

•            Strong in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 31421

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