Senior Quality Manager (Case for Quality)
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Come join our global team of dedicated professionals who through
their extraordinary efforts demonstrate every day their commitment
to our mission of improving the lives of patients. At Orthofix our
culture is built around Integrity and the core beliefs we live by:
Exceed Expectations, Work Together, Be Respectful, Get Lean and
Have Fun! As an Orthofix employee, you will become an integral part
of our culture by continually demonstrating the highest level of
integrity and our beliefs while making an impact to our vision "To
be a highly respected global orthopedic and spine company that
delivers exceptional value to our patients, customers, team
members, partners and shareholders."
Senior Quality Manager (Case for Quality)
How you'll make a difference?
This position is responsible for driving strategic direction,
coaching and leadership on the global implementation of the
Orthofix Lean Quality/Operational Continues Improvement Initiative.
The Lean Champion is an experienced Lean Transformation Leader who
demonstrates success in driving improvements across business units
and incorporates best practices amongst operational Quality and
What will be your Duties and Responsibilities?
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any
- Develop, deploy and oversee Company's Case for Quality (CfQ)
and continuous improvement program.
- Train and mentor Orthofix staff through DMAIC methodology
application including certification and training.
- Develop and maintain continuous improvement program dashboards,
initiative pipeline and management processes.
- Communicate with Senior Leadership on program and strategy
development across business units.
- Participate and/or directly lead complex initiatives across
business units and operations.
- Influence change across diverse organization and operational
- Work with and develop vendor/supplier partners to improve
Quality, Delivery and Cost. Will include travel to vendor locations
and leading kaizen events on their location.
What skills you'll need?
- A minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience
implementing Lean principles and tools, driving change and leading
continuous improvement initiatives.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with
a preference for a bachelor degree in a technical engineering
discipline (e.g. manufacturing, industrial, process, etc.).
- Quality planning and risk management in an ISO 13485 quality
- Strong experience in implementing Lean tools such as Hoshin
Kanri, A3, 5's, Standard Work, SMED, TPM, Poka-Yoke, Jidoka, Value
Stream Map, Line Balancing, Visual Management, Kanban, Gemba,
- Root cause analysis, problem solving and corrective and
preventive action as they related to complaints, non-conforming
material, post-market surveillance or other quality data
- Hands-on experience in converting a traditional operation
(service or manufacturing) to a Lean Manufacturing Operation with a
disciplined focus on customer satisfaction.
- Ability to implement change at all levels of the organization
and to drive projects and requests to completion through other
people without having direct supervisory responsibility.
- Strong change management and influence skills as well as
ability to negotiate and communicate at different levels of the
- Proven problem-solving and negotiation capabilities along with
a process-focused perspective.
- Ability to simplify strategy into simple actions, make
decisions effectively, create focus, pursue big ideas, encourage
smart experimentation, and bring innovation to the
- Lean Black Belt certification.
- Lean Bronze certification.
- Advance computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft
applications including MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
Non Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications (not necessary
- Experience in a medical device manufacturing environment.
- Lean Master Black Belt Certification.
- Lean Silver or Gold Certification.
- Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
- Manage indirectly the Lean Leaders at each location.
Physical Demands and Work Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time;
frequently required to stand, walk and use business equipment daily
such as P.C., copier, fax, telephone, etc.; occasionally required
to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 40 lbs.
- Eyesight and hearing must be correctable to standard
- Domestic and International Travel up to 50%
Orthofix complies with all applicable federal, state, and local
laws regarding equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment. Orthofix makes its
employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other
status protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements,
Orthofix complies with applicable state and local laws governing
nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the
company has employees. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement,
promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of
absence, compensation and training.
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