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Senior Engineer Operational Excellence Job

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Kerkrade, LI, NL

Additional Locations: Netherlands-Kerkrade; Netherlands-Eindhoven

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About the role:

Lead the implementation of lean principles and operational excellence (by deployment of Boston Scientific’s essentials guidebooks) to support daily operational management, business strategy and - priorities.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Define a strategic roadmap for 2~3 years – agreed with Management and Leadership – for implementation of operational excellence/ lean principles/ essentials processes and – tools.
  • Lead the execution of the strategic roadmap and present progress to Management and Leadership.
  • Connect to global process owners and be the local Subject Matter Expert on operational excellence and essentials guidebooks.
  • Be the lean ambassador and promote essentials on all levels in the organization.
  • Execute lean assessments and drive improvement plans with the stakeholders.
  • Develop and conduct lean training programs for employees at all levels and departments.
  • Coach cross functional teams in using various techniques (e.g. 5S, Kaizen, lead time reductions, visual management, problem solving, continuous improvement) to reduce or minimize non-value added activities.
  • Communicate and interact professionally and effectively with all levels of the local – and global organization.

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering related field;
  • Minimum 8 years related work experience;
  • Certified lean practitioner or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt;
  • Experience with lean manufacturing techniques, e.g. leading kaizen events, DMAIC, continuous improvement, six sigma, process - / value stream mapping, FMEA, fishbone/ Ishikawa;
  • Experience in coaching and guiding a teams;
  • Experience in supply chain is an advantage;
  • Experience in the field of medical devices is an advantage;
  • Innovative, independent thinker and energetic;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Fluent in English.



Requisition ID: 525688


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

Job Segment: Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Manufacturing Engineer, Supply Chain, Management, Engineering, Operations

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