Lean Leader – Transformation in Gebze, Turkey

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GE Healthcare


Job Description Summary

This is an opportunity for a skilled Lean Leader – Transformation to coach, drive and lead lean behaviors, principles, and tools across operational and functional areas. Drive cultural transformation resulting in step-change in business performance.

GE HealthCare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our purpose is to create a world where healthcare has no limits. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.

Job Description

Position Overview:

As a Lean Leader, you will be responsible for driving the transformation system of GEHC International, supporting the Gemba Teams and Leadership to focus on the most important aspects of the value stream, owning the Kaizen funnel and roadmap, and ensuring execution on prioritized transformations. You will help accelerate the development of a Lean mindset across International, and act as catalyst of collaboration across functions, product segments and geographical zones.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Value Stream : bring outstanding clarity on the value stream, identifying where we have opportunities for transformation, and crystalizing these opportunities into the Kaizen funnel and the enterprise Project Plan. As always in value streams, make that assessment through the eyes of Customers.

  • Kaizen Funnel : maintain the funnel, ensure prioritization with key stakeholders, move the funnel to execution by aligning the right resources and teams, and provide the relevant coaching and mentoring. Ensure we have to-the-point kaizen charters.

  • Kaizen Execution : support Kaizen leaders and teams with the preparation work. Provide lean leadership during Kaizens; support with the relevant Lean tools, methods and mindset. Ensure a culture of sustainment post-Kaizen, and that transformations are properly handed over to operational teams.

  • Transformation Review : organize and run the transformation reviews with the leadership team of International. Use these reviews to take key decisions, and to accelerate progress. Review the funnel and sharpen the roadmap.

  • Lean Practitioners: actively engage with, inspire and coach a broader bench of talented practitioners to further disseminate Lean across the organization.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Operations Management, or a related field. Lean certification will be considered a plus but is not a pre-requisite.

  • Experience: minimum of 10 years of experience in a functional role (preferably in FP&A, commercial, services and/or operations) with a proven track record of successful lean practice in a commercial environment and/or operations.

Key Attributes:

  • Outstanding Customer Focus: Demonstrated commitment to understanding and exceeding customer expectations.

  • Lean Mindset: Proven ability to apply a lean mindset effectively in various contexts is a pre-requisite.

  • Business Simplification: Proven ability to reduce complexity and to improve efficiency and effectiveness in processes and business cadences.

  • Stakeholder Management: Strong interpersonal skills to engage, influence, and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.

  • Communication: Comfortable interacting with both field teams and executive leadership.

  • Strategic and Hands-On Approach: Strategic thinker with the ability to execute plans in a hands-on manner to achieve tangible results.

GE Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer where inclusion matters. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.

Successful candidates will be employed under local employment conditions and must already satisfy local employment/work permit and residency regulations.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No


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