Program Manager - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Operations)

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Ana
Posted Date 11 months ago(7/21/2021 6:15 PM)
Requisition ID
R & D
Company (Portal Searching)
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific


FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., is a worldwide leader in the innovation and manufacture of cell culture media, reagents, and medical devices for researchers and clinicians. The company provides unrivaled service and quality to scientists working in biopharmaceuticals, cell therapy, and regenerative medicine, assisted reproductive technology and cytogenetics, and industrial cell culture for the large-scale production of biotherapeutics and vaccines. FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific adheres to both ISO and FDA regulations and operates dual cGMP manufacturing facilities in California, USA, and Tokyo, Japan. The company’s consultative philosophy combined with expertise in cell culture and compliance provides customers with unique capabilities and support. For over 50 years, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific has remained uniquely flexible and focused on media while becoming a strategic global leader in media products and services.  FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc. is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation reporting to FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation.


We are hiring a Program Manager – Six Sigma Black Belt in our Research and Development group. As the company grows rapidly, we are seeking an individual to manage annual A3 Value Stream Map (VSM), execute multiple Kaizen monthly with 90-day tracking for sustainability, drive +QDIP KPIs consisting Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory & Productivity to create flow, and reduce defects. This Program Manager will drive targeted, balanced improvement in +QDIP that is tied to FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s corporate objectives using Lean tools, consulting skills, and the change management process. This person will drive site / company Leadership in the development of a +QDIP to drive production flow and to reduce muda. The Program Manager will directly provide formal and informal Lean Six Sigma training and coaching, and will be an active Leader in corporate objectives and monthly metric reviews (as appropriate).



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  • Manage Kaizen funnel process tied to corporate objectives (e.g. 95% OTD with multiple inventory turnovers based on ABC items) and +QDIP KPIs
  • Run multiple monthly Kaizen with 90-tracking for sustainability
  • Execute annual Value Stream Mapping (VSM) with A3 Management
  • Lead diagnosis of work flow impediments and other wastes throughout the business, and provide experienced counsel on appropriate Lean Six Sigma tools to eliminate them
  • Lead/facilitate root cause analysis in problem solving using DMAIC process to assist vital Nonconformance Report (NCR) or CAPA through process to reduce Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  • Sustain Kanban system with safety stock replenishments based on suppliers’ lead times
  • Improve training, problem solving, and facilitation skills by pursuing in Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Lead associate development in various Lean Six Sigma tools and Kaizen leadership
  • Manage strategic projects from conception through sustainment, facilitate execution of action plans

Experience/ Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in Science or Engineering required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • ASQ Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • 10+ years of experience as practitioner of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills to present weekly and monthly updates
  • Ability to work and influence all levels of the organization from Senior Leaders, Functional Leaders to project managers and practitioners in all functional areas
  • Ability to solve problem in a variety of situations including statistical analysis at 95% confidence level
  • Independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situations

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.


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