Program Manager – Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

R&D | Santa Ana, CA

Job Function:

We are hiring a Program Manager – Six Sigma Black Belt in our Research and Development group. As the company grows rapidly, we are seeking an individual to manage annual A3 Value Stream Map (VSM), execute multiple Kaizen monthly with 90-day tracking for sustainability, drive +QDIP KPIs consisting Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory & Productivity to create flow, and reduce defects. This Program Manager will drive targeted, balanced improvement in +QDIP that is tied to FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s corporate objectives using Lean tools, consulting skills, and the change management process. This person will drive site / company Leadership in the development of a +QDIP to drive production flow and to reduce muda. The Program Manager will directly provide formal and informal Lean Six Sigma training and coaching, and will be an active Leader in corporate objectives and monthly metric reviews (as appropriate).

Job Duties:

  • Manage Kaizen funnel process tied to corporate objectives (e.g. 95% OTD with multiple inventory turnovers based on ABC items) and +QDIP KPIs
  • Run multiple monthly Kaizen with 90-tracking for sustainability
  • Execute annual Value Stream Mapping (VSM) with A3 Management
  • Lead diagnosis of work flow impediments and other wastes throughout the business, and provide experienced counsel on appropriate Lean Six Sigma tools to eliminate them
  • Lead/facilitate root cause analysis in problem solving using DMAIC process to assist vital Nonconformance Report (NCR) or CAPA through process to reduce Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  • Sustain Kanban system with safety stock replenishments based on suppliers’ lead times
  • Improve training, problem solving, and facilitation skills by pursuing in Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Lead associate development in various Lean Six Sigma tools and Kaizen leadership
  • Manage strategic projects from conception through sustainment, facilitate execution of action plans


  • Bachelor Degree in Science or Engineering required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • ASQ Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • 10+ years of experience as practitioner of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills to present weekly and monthly updates
  • Ability to work and influence all levels of the organization from Senior Leaders, Functional Leaders to project managers and practitioners in all functional areas
  • Ability to solve problem in a variety of situations including statistical analysis at 95% confidence level
  • Independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situations



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