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Manager, Avantor Business System (Lean Management System) - USA-PA Remote

The Opportunity:

Avantor is looking for a strategic Manager, Avantor Business System to join our organization, supporting the roll out of design, adoption, and execution of the ABS across select business segments within our manufacturing and distribution centers.

The Manager, Avantor Business System will focus on creating, supporting, and assisting the improvement efforts tied to the company’s most critical business processes, primarily in the innovation, commercial, and operations functions.  Through analyzing processes, diagnosing operational challenges, and implementing process changes, in this role you will drive continuous improvement and breakthrough performance ultimately shaping company culture and brand. 

This position is full-time, remote (preferably in EST / CST time zones) plus approximately 80% travel (2 weeks per month) to assigned manufacturing and distribution centers.

What we’re looking for  

  • Education: BS or BA Degree (ideally Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering); Master’s Degree preferred

  • Experience:  Minimum 5 years in a lean/operational leadership role

  • Extensive training and implementation experience in industry leading lean tools and practices (Kaizen, Gemba)

  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a general manager’s perspective.

  • Familiarity with various manufacturing process technologies

  • Excellent time and project management

  • Execution – Delivers and measures results.

  • Influence – Drive commitment over compliance, must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to take action on initiatives.

  • Technical Expertise - Possess the technical skills necessary to be credible; must have significant practitioner experience in Growth & Lean tools and processes.

  • Communication - must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms, and courageously speak to all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrated successful leadership and proficiency in building and implementing lean business system/practices for global manufacturing organization (in a variety …

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