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Business Excellence Specialist

  • Job reference: 934125
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Project Management
  • Date posted: 17/02/2021


Leading the embedding & sustaining of the 'Managing Site Performance' business process standard on site.
Owning and leading the site Root Cause Problem Solving system (RCPS), and embedding & improving its use within the site.
Lead & coach initiative leads on methodology.
Develop and Deploy plant-wide lean training modules.
Develop and drive the yellow/green and black belt program on site.
Drive the Lean philosophy throughout the site by supporting, mentoring and coaching employees in increasing their understanding and knowledge of Lean principles and techniques
Develop and foster a continuous improvement culture
Maximise the involvement of employees in process improvements
Ensure all changes are conducted to the highest of standards in a safe, compliant, and effective manner
Provide support to various functions as required to meet the business targets and objectives; ensuring the plants processes operate at optimum


* Proven ability in Systems Thinking, Plan-Do-Check-Act, and Problem Solving
* Superior change management skills including the understanding of both individual change and organizational change.
* Excellent listening and analytical skills, facilitation skills, organized, and able to lead people and help them through the challenges of change within a complex environment.
* Outstanding presence and communication skills, able to inspire trust and quickly build credibility. Must have strong collaboration and influence skills
* Excellent intellect, strategic and tactical thinking ability, complemented by a "hands-on" operational and business planning orientation.
* Patient under pressure but resolute in getting things done quickly and effectively
* Accountability, with a strong desire to commit, be held accountable and be rewarded for delivering results. Recognizes and builds support for change.
* Articulates a complex change in a way that is easily understood by others.
* Moral and personal integrity and the values that inspire trust in the organization.
* Energy, passion, enthusiasm, commitment, and courage.
* Strong relationship development, conflict resolution, and team building instincts. Makes the customer central to all thinking.


* Third level Degree or equivalent qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics
* Certified to Black/Green belt level or relevant Lean Qualification
* Working knowledge of World Class Manufacturing & Lean Manufacturing
* Working knowledge of a regulated industry

* Master's degree in Lean Operations, Process Excellence, and/or Operations Management
* Master Black belt certified
* Experience within a Life sciences or biopharmaceutical environment

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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