Lean Leader - Chicago - Senior

JUUL Labs - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)4.0

JUUL's mission is to improve the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers by driving innovation to eliminate cigarettes. JUUL is the number one US-based vapor product. Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading technology investors including Tiger Global, Fidelity Investments and Tao Invest LLC, JUUL Labs is disrupting one of the world’s largest and oldest industries.

We’re an exceptional team with backgrounds in technology, healthcare, CPG and biotech, and we’re growing rapidly to deliver on our mission. We’re actively looking to hire the world’s best scientists, engineers, designers, product managers, supply chain experts, customer service and business professionals.

  • Develop and drive OEE improvements across all equipment in the organization
  • Identify opportunities to improve production support processes and functions
  • Identify internal resources to develop lean skillset to leverage impact
  • Ensure the overall team meets or exceeds assigned goals, objectives, KPIs (key performance indicators) and other targets
  • Work collaboratively, effectively and efficiently with all internal/external partners & stakeholders
  • Participate, when needed/appropriate, in cross-functional or other project teams
  • Effectively partner with peer managers to ensure alignment on priorities, accountabilities, and objectives
  • Anticipates potential collaboration issues/opportunities across teams and collaborates with peer managers to resolve them proactively
  • Is viewed as a process improvement expert by peers as a leader who can pull team together around a common goal and represent team to senior management
  • Demonstrates and coaches team on the Lean toolkit and structured problem solving, including proactively identifying process changes/ improvements
  • Clearly articulates strategic drivers and removes barriers to support accountabilities.
  • Is trustworthy and reliable; follows through with commitments
  • Engages in clear, two-way communication, listens actively and cultivates diversity of thought and perspective and dissenting views
  • Fosters an environment of candor and support by demonstrating self-awareness, openness and approachability
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • 5-10 years’ experience in operational and/or transactional production is required
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and implementing Lean Manufacturing concepts (facilitated >125 lean events/projects)
  • Must understand systems, design of repeatable processes
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to function in a semi-autonomous environment
  • FDA-related operations experience preferred, experience with medical devices is a plus
  • Excellent project management and cross-functional team leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel globally, up to 75%+
  • Strong ability to facilitate and prioritize multiple projects while meeting deadlines; able to balance short-term, urgent needs with long-term strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, global teams
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • BA/BS Degree in Industrial Engineering, Business or related field is preferred
  • Certification in process improvement (e.g. Lean Expert and/or Black Belt, PMP) preferred
  • A place to grow your career. We’ll help you set big goals - and exceed them
  • Work with talented, committed and supportive teammates
  • Equity and performance bonuses. Every employee is a stakeholder in our success
  • Boundless snacks and drinks
  • Cell phone subsidy, commuter benefits and discounts on JUUL products
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Work in the heart of San Francisco, one of the world’s greatest cities
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