Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Value Stream Analyst ~ St Jude Medical (Plano, TX) #jobs

Apply Online - Value Stream Analyst
St. Jude Medical - Neuromodulation Division

In our industry, the best Analysts are multi-talented.  They have the ability to capture and analyze data to effectively impact organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and in the process, they improve everything those manufacturing processes touch:  safety - quality - on-time delivery - cost - and process development.

A strong predictor of success for a Value Stream Analyst is their ability to positively impact the lean manufacturing processes.  Specifically, by participating in activities for continuous improvement, capacity planning and execution, lead time reduction, and on-time delivery improvement.  When he/she is effectively influencing the processes, the bottom-line is always the same:
  1. Improved product and process quality
  2. Product cost reduction
  3. Increased productivity
  4. Improved safety performance
If you have the background to positively impact our lean manufacturing environment, then you'll have no problem with these critical performance objectives:
  • Conduct comprehensive review of manufacturing improvement processes
    • capture and analyze data and recommend improvement based on the business goals aligned with Lean Manufacturing principles and in compliance with the FDA
  • Develop primary initiatives to support Company cost reduction and PI goals
  • Provide data to value stream production teams to meet/exceed improvement goals
  • Support daily value stream resources and activities
    • Continuous Improvement 
    • Gap Analysis
    • Change Management 
    • Material and Labor Flow
  • Partner with customers to influence the improvement processes
    • Engineering - Procurement - Customer Support - Product Support - Sales/Marketing
A Value Stream Analyst candidate needs to have at least 3-5 years of related work experience (medical device industry experience is preferred).  This should include the appropriate Industry Certifications such as APICS, Lean Green or Black Belt, Six Sigma Gree/Black Belt.  Solid knowledge of computer systems and software applications such as Excel/Visio - SAP experience is preferred.

To apply:

Apply Online - Value Stream Analyst

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