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ConvaTec Continuous Improvement Specialist in Rhymney, United Kingdom

At ConvaTec our mission is to build an incredibly valuable company, to be the industry leader by serving customers with high value products better than the competition, to consistently deliver superior financial results and to create a challenging and rewarding work environment for employees. Continuous productivity and process improvement are business priorities to this mission.The C.I. Specialist will be a key figure in driving a C.I. culture on site using skills/tools such as Six Sigma principles, concepts and methodology in achieving this. This position will align with the site business unit leadership to provide the requisite skills to execute initiatives which facilitate and drive change to improve quality & EHS performance, plant efficiency and effectiveness. This in turn will drive bottom line performance of the site and build a quality-focused culture of continuous improvement. This key role provides a link between the current and future state conditions which are critical to the continued success of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

¨ Working to identify and resolve EHS, Quality and productivity issues.

¨ Identify and execute improvement projects (capital and non-capital) that fit within the site objectives.

¨ Supporting & collaborating with plant management, affected employees, and other key stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of identified process improvements.

¨ Drive improvements in operational excellence-based activities. Undertake / assist with operational reviews, KPI development, data collection, efficiency improvement and data analysis.

¨ Completing change control, equipment qualification and process validation activities as required for implementing change opportunities.

¨ Develop improved training and development tools in direct relation to CI activities, and use these to improve the capability of CI tools and methods usage for all relevant persons

¨ Providing technical knowledge & expertise to enable implementation of identified opportunities.

¨ Support the relevant activities defined by the Continuous Improvement Roadmap to drive improvements in performance, capability, and engagement within the plant.

¨ Drive improved engagement of the factory team in CI through regular effective communication, training, and involvement in CI activities.

¨ Providing metrics and regular updates to the site management team as required.

Principal Contacts

¨ Internal – Fellow local operations, engineering and C.I. team members, Regional CI team members

¨ External – Material and service providers as part of improvement opportunities

Travel Requirements

· Yes/No – Yes, occasional travel may be required

Language Skills Required

· Speaking: Yes English*

· Writing/Reading: Yes English*

Duties and Responsibilities

¨ Working to identify and resolve EHS, Quality and productivity issues.

¨ Identify and execute improvement projects (capital and non-capital) that fit within the site objectives.

¨ Supporting & collaborating with plant management, affected employees, and other key stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of identified process improvements.

¨ Drive improvements in operational excellence-based activities. Undertake / assist with operational reviews, KPI development, data collection, efficiency improvement and data analysis.

¨ Completing change control, equipment qualification and process validation activities as required for implementing change opportunities.

¨ Develop improved training and development tools in direct relation to CI activities, and use these to improve the capability of CI tools and methods usage for all relevant persons

¨ Providing technical knowledge & expertise to enable implementation of identified opportunities.

¨ Support the relevant activities defined by the Continuous Improvement Roadmap to drive improvements in performance, capability, and engagement within the plant.

¨ Drive improved engagement of the factory team in CI through regular effective communication, training, and involvement in CI activities.

¨ Providing metrics and regular updates to the site management team as required.

Principal Contacts

¨ Internal – Fellow local operations, engineering and C.I. team members, Regional CI team members

¨ External – Material and service providers as part of improvement opportunities

Travel Requirements

· Yes/No – Yes, occasional travel may be required

Language Skills Required

· Speaking: Yes English*

· Writing/Reading: Yes English*

Education/Experience/Qualifications

· Degree or experience educated in Technical/ Engineering or Quality Management.

  • Desired understanding and practical application of Lean Principles and/or Six Sigma Green Belt.

Requirements:

· High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with strong work ethic and the ability to work independently with minimal direction.

Desirable but not required:

  • Knowledge and experience of MedTech or pharmaceutical operations, quality or engineering.

• At least 3 years of relevant work experience in implementing continuous improvement methodologies.

Working Conditions

This role is based in a combination of offices, site and clean room environment.

Special Factors

Flexible working hours may be required per business needs.

Training requirements:

The role holder must be trained as per the individual training requirements

ConvaTec provides equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, genetic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.

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At ConvaTec, we exist to improve the lives of the people we touch. We are committed to helping people with chronic health conditions lead the life they want – giving them more mobility, confidence and freedom.

Our customers depend on our advanced technologies to help reduce potential complications of skin breakdown and infection, and they rely on our products and services to help manage their conditions every day. Meeting their needs is what motivates us and is a source of tremendous pride for our nearly 9,500 employees.

Our vision is to be recognised as the most respected and successful MedTech company, worldwide. To achieve this, we drive for excellence in all that we do – anticipating and addressing our customers’ needs with advanced technologies and best-in-class products and services.

Our values-based culture helps drive our success.

Caring for People: We are passionate about improving people’s lives and put people at the centre of everything we do.

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