Operational Excellence Business Partner

Slough, United Kingdom

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

We are currently looking to recruit a proven Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Operational Excellence expert as an Operational Excellence Business Partner to join our team based in our large site in Slough. Supporting the manufacturing side of the business, you will required to make a difference to Lonza's metrics and cost savings. This role will include working closely with internal stakeholders to ensure that operational improvements are made therefore the ability to build strong relationships is key.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and facilitate improvement/problem solving workshops

  • Understand and facilitate the mapping of processes, consider these in context of lean and six sigma, enable the team to deliver effective improvements

  • Work with department to identify and implement key metrics at appropriate levels of the business

  • Work with functional leaders to establish continuous improvement goals & act as a liaison with finance to build and  validate actual improvement ROI results

  • Own and deliver a portion of the departments improvement projects

  • Work with the team to uncover and assess lean opportunities; helping to prioritise those projects with greatest benefit and support delivery with well executed sustainable steps

  • Oversee the co-ordination of projects within the department & adopt a PMO approach to management & delivery to ensure sustainability in the long term

  • Effect change by influencing operational teams to adopt lean concepts such as 5s, A3, PDCA, standard work, DMAIC, problem solving, visual management & the creation of lean flow in their daily work

  • Mentor, coach or train team members including green belts in Lean / Six Sigma methodologies

Key requirements:

  • Extensive experience in Operational Excellence

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification as well as proven project experience

  • Previous experience in OE training or mentorship

  • A robust and disciplined approach to managing OE projects.

  • Experience working with a manufacturing business desirable but not essential

  • You will be curious, optimistic and have the ability to inspire others around you, as well as the drive to help them be the best they can be.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.  

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R21612