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As part of continued growth, Eurofins Biomnis is now seeking to recruit a Lean Project Manager. The successful candidate will run the day-to-day project management of Lean projects, interact with the employees on all levels, provide on-going coaching and challenge the status quo.

The Role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support for the further development and implementation of Lean in Eurofins by driving Lean projects, coaching and supporting staff on site. The focus of Eurofins Lean projects is on sustainable change, not only on quick wins. While Lean Program Leaders use a clearly defined methodology that is adapted to the service industry, the focus at our company is on systematic problem solving and coaching. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Project management of Lean project: Create and implement project plan, and monitor progress against plan, elevate roadblocks that cannot be removed locally or require a third-party input.
  • Training and coaching of staff in Lean: The project manager will need to train and build the Lean skills of the local resources so that they are able to implement, sustain and continue using Lean principles.
  • Team building and team management: Identify resources required to solve particular problem/run project. Identify skills of team members and ensure they are properly motivated/coached to deliver impact. Build trust among team members to elicit feedback and recommendations.
  • Project follow-up: As the Lean Project Manager will be implementing different projects over time, it is important that the projects are followed-up, while the ownership will have been transferred to site operational managers.
  • Contribute and document best practices: Either as a result of the operational excellence program or as part of the initiative through the creation of best practices and their documentation, or through re-using best practices from other labs with the goal to consolidate all such practices.

Minimum Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Science area, or Engineering other related degree

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years working on Lean or operational excellence projects
Other requirements:
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

Skills and abilities required for this post:

  • Knowledge of key lean/ six sigma tools and experience in successful implementation of : Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Variability analysis, KPI and performance management, visual performance boards, root cause analysis and problem-solving techniques (e.g. Ishikawa diagram).

  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong change management skills required. Good interpersonal skills (team management, written/oral communication, presentation skills) are at least as important as the functional skills, as the operational excellence program is all about changing the way people work.

  • Developing of KPIs: before (i.e. base lining), during (impact quantification) and after a Lean project (tracking of sustainability) and link to operational effects into P&L effects that can be identified.

  • Experience in training others: running workshops, making observations in the laboratory and training operators in the relevant Lean practice or methodology.

  • Practical experience of end-to-end product / process flow improvement project: preferably using value stream mapping and optimizing a flow from end-to-end (as opposed to very limited scope Kaizen events that only look at a given “low-hanging fruit”) in an overall process and thus might miss opportunities or cross-inter-dependencies with other processes.

  • ‘Hands on’ experience in deploying tools in the laboratory.

 To apply, please email your CV and cover letter at hr@eurofins-biomnis.ie