Job Number: 20013642

Seattle, WA
Valencia, CA
Elk Grove, CA
Denver, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Statewide, AZ

Date Posted: 3-23-2017

Job Title: Director, Deployment Leader

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Position Summary

At Cardinal Health, we are developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities.

The Deployment Leader (DL) is responsible for executing the strategic goals for Operational Excellence Cardinal Health; this includes the selection and development of resources, managing project pipelines and ensuring ongoing communication and perseverance related to progress and goal achievement.

Beyond project management and strategic goal alignment, this individual will lead, direct and mentor a team of six black belts. In addition, the DL is responsible for developing the foundation and road map for a sustainable lean culture that facilitates continuous improvement initiates and projects within the six distribution centers in the West region.

Position Accountabilities

  • Serve as deployment leader for Cardinal’s West region; partner with region leaders to drive, influence, and contribute to business success
  • Lead and mentor a dispersed team of six black belts assigned to each distribution center within the West region
  • Identify opportunities for Black Belt and Kaizen projects, conduct analysis to scope projects, work with distribution center leaders to identify internal champions
  • In partnership with distribution center operations leaders, design, organize and lead Black Belt and Kaizen events
  • Use Lean Six Sigma expertise to facilitate problem-solving and work-out sessions to lead teams to address issues
  • Mentor Black Belts, Kaizen Leaders and Green Belts completing DMAIC projects to obtain certification requirements; instruct Lean Six Sigma training classes, as needed
  • Facilitate annual site audits on their Lead Roadmap to Success programs
  • Conduct special data analysis projects as requested by management
  • Coach distribution center leaders to establish performance measurement systems to identify improvements
  • Work with distribution center leaders and leaders across the region to align on opportunities and prioritize process improvement work
  • Communicate frequently with appropriate leaders regarding project status, issues and accomplishments
  • Partner with Senior Leadership to ensure alignment of work with strategy and objectives
  • Facilitate and champion project replication, sharing of best practices and documentation of standard operating procedures
  • Collaborate with segment department heads and/or functional leaders to remove impediments to progress

Position Expectations

  • Demonstrate understanding of Cardinal’s business strategy and broad cross-functional improvement opportunities
  • Lead discussion and prioritization of broad, strategic improvement opportunities
  • Provide feedback to segment and corporate strategy processes
  • Manage project and organizational budgets
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to achieve organizational goals
  • Assist in the development of functional strategy
  • Interact with internal and/or external leaders, including senior management
  • Persuade others into agreement in sensitive situations while maintaining positive relationships

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Black Belt Certification required; Master Black Belt certification preferred
  • 6+ years leadership experience required; prior distribution center operations experience strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of project management and people leadership experience required
  • Understanding of P&L and balance sheets
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to travel 40+ percent

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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