Project Leader, LEAN

Date: May 16, 2019

Location: Miramar, FL, US, 33025

Company: Apotex


Aveva Drug Delivery Systems is a global leader offering a full range of research, development, and manufacturing capabilities to produce transdermal pharmaceutical products that can improve the quality of life, usage, and compliance rates for patients.


Job Summary

Responsible for driving change through the identification and quantification of continuous improvement opportunities within Quality Control operations. Engaging management and employees in analysis and improvement of identified areas critical to the business and external customers. Ensuring project execution through personal accountability, team facilitation and commitment to transform organizational culture, deliver business results and drive for sustainability. 

Job Responsibilities


  1. Collaborating with business leaders, key customers, suppliers and employees in the identification, prioritization, selection and execution of a portfolio of LEAN projects through the introduction and application of the DMAIC methodology to deliver business results, delight customers, transform organizational culture and achieve Aveva/Apotex core strategic plan objectives.
  2. Using the LEAN tools and methodology, work as a change agent to drive and facilitate positive change - continuous improvement - in support of accomplishment of improving laboratory productivity and capacity.
  3. Lead, facilitate and/or support the development of project design, justification, scope, specifications and cost estimates in collaboration with process owners and other key stakeholders.
  4. Working in partnership with teams of highly experienced individual contributors to execute and deliver project results by leveraging expertise in mentoring, relationship building, envisioning meaningful change, strategic thinking and team building.
  5. Developing relationships with stakeholders to become a trusted advisor and strategic partner.
  6. Demonstrating leadership through coaching and mentoring teams of employees in the practical understanding and application of LEAN tools to lead improvement initiatives.
  7. Under the direction and guidance of the Manager, Site Lean Champion, facilitate and deliver training in the use of LEAN tools to expand knowledge and understanding and to further enhance the continuous improvement efforts throughout the Site.
  8. Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Pride, Accountability, Integrity and Diligence.
  9. Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory, compliance and safety requirements.
  10. All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree in Engineering, Sciences and project management experience in a manufacturing environment. Quality Control or related laboratory experience preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of business experience, demonstrating leadership by achieving outcomes through others, developing and maintaining positive working relationships, clarifying expectations and seeking understanding, and taking ownership and accountability for own performance
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience successfully leading multiple Lean projects and demonstrating expert knowledge of DMAIC, Value Stream assessment, application of Kaizen and other key Lean methodologies
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualification required, Black Belt qualification a definite plus
  • Strong presentation skills to facilitate communication of LEAN initiatives in various forums - small group presentations, large employee meetings and briefings with senior leadership
  • Proven strong organizational, time management, and project management skills.  Demonstrated experience in coordinating project activities
  • Experience with leading and facilitating team events
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills - excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Ability to be a self-starter, work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to challenge the status quo in an effort to drive systemic change and improvements
  • Working knowledge of GMP
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, MS Access, SAP (preferred) and statistical software

At Aveva Drug Delivery Systems, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. Aveva Drug Delivery Systems offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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