Hologic Lean Transformation Specialist in San Diego, California

Lean Transformation Specialist

Post Date Jan 04, 2019

At Hologic, we’re an innovative medical technology company that enables healthier lives everywhere, every day. We are also a company that prospers and grows, which is why we’ve been able to expand our offerings to empower even more people and champion women’s health

What powers our growth across Breast & Skeletal Health, Diagnostics, GYN Surgical and Medical Aesthetics Solutions is also what differentiates us: the exceptional and clinically proven capacity of our products to detect, diagnose and treat illnesses and other health conditions earlier and better. This clinical superiority creates high expectations, which we fulfill by continually challenging ourselves to improve health through better technology, education and market access.

None of this would be possible without the talent and passion of our employees. Together, our expertise and dedication to developing and sharing more robust, science-based certainty drives our global presence and a promising pipeline that responds to the unmet health and wellness needs of women, families and communities.

While we focus on women’s health and well-being, we are committed to having an even broader benefit on the world. Together, we advocate for better health and wellness through solutions that provide ever greater certainty and peace of mind.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for helping drive a culture of Lean transformation throughout the Operations group. They will play a key role in successfully achieving strategic goals and continuous improvement through the establishment of our Operations Group “Operating System” (GCD-OS) and the thoughtful implementation of LEAN concepts / tools. They will work with a small group of Lean transformation experts to design, implement, improve and control our lean transformation including: Support, train, mentor and coach all employees, engineers, and leaders on GCD-OS Operating System principles, processes, and tools as defined in the Standard Implementation Framework. Provide LEAN/Six Sigma tools and processes to the Operations Group and leaders. Engage with the business to ensure continued execution and sustainability of GCD-OS. Work across functions to progress the organization through differing gate reviews and ensure alignment with business objectives and goals.Scope of responsibility may change to include other production areas as needed. He or she is expected to drive employee engagement, safety, quality, productivity and continuous improvement with department personnel to meet or exceed KPIs and business goals. He or she will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks such as tracking metrics, driving improvements, employee development, and strategic goal setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the below mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs.

  • Help drive a culture of safety, quality, and continuous improvement throughout Operations.

  • Lead the implementation of the GCD-OS Operating System at the site, and all its relevant elements within the Standard Implementation Framework (SIF) including coaching/training at all levels in the organization.

  • Lead operations excellence and best practice sharing.

  • Lead benchmarking efforts and coordinate inter-site sharing with other sites.

  • Lead development of 'Best-In-Class' manufacturing operations practices and creating a common goal for success between operation groups.

  • Lead multi-functional project teams that address tactical and strategic needs across Operations.

  • Drive projects to improve supply chain efficiency and impact Budget Plan.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  • Fostering Teamwork & Diversity: Specifically, in successfully soliciting all facts and opinions from team members and creating a constructive and open environment for sharing data.

  • Capable of critical decision making and communicating to team members why certain facts or opinions prevailed over others.

  • Leadership Impact: Ability to think strategically and critically analyze details.

  • Capable of consistently taking the initiative to get things accomplished.

  • Integrative Thinker: Adept at quickly gaining an understanding of multiple data inputs, intuitively assimilating seemingly disparate information and rendering clear and connected direction.

  • Intelligent Risk Taking: Particularly adept at evaluating risk and taking calculated risk with a majority of the outcomes being positive.

  • Capable of taking action that accomplishes step-function improvement and utilizes all global resources and capabilities to improve Site's performance.


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (Masters Preferred) in Engineering or Science related discipline.


  • Min 5 years of experience in Continuous Improvement initiatives (6 Sigma, Lean, Toyota Production System or equivalent)

  • Experience implementing and developing lean management systems as an Operating System

  • Instructional and coaching experience on problem solving and statistical analysis

  • Significant experience in Value Stream Mapping, kaizen event facilitation and lean management systems

  • Experience on continuous improvement of the processes for quality tools such as MSA, SPC and statistical analysis

  • Supervisor of teams and experience driving cross functional projects

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certified (Black Belt Preferred)

  • Lean Expert certification or equivalent experience

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource Department. In addition Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.

Hologic, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of disability and veterans.