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Bayer Site Ops Excellence Lead in Muscatine, Iowa

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Site Ops Excellence Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, Site Operations Excellence Lead, are to:

  • Drive Continuous Improvement (CI) culture by teaching the Operational Excellence (OE) tools and modeling the expected behaviors;

  • Facilitate OE activities on the site as needed;

  • Hold process owners responsible and be accountable for the execution, results and sustainability for OE improvements by monitoring the actions and escalate to the project sponsors as appropriate;

  • Conduct status reviews with process owners to track OE project progress and work with the process owners to identify mitigation steps in the event a project goes off-track;

  • Seek actively industry best practices and drive best practice sharing across the site;

  • Drive positive change in the organization by supporting actively;

  • Work on project MOVE, other corporate OE initiatives and Muscatine Strategic OE activities including production system implementation and develop strategies to address roadblocks;

  • Provide leadership and direction to the site training and develop program to ensure plans are executed and business needs are met;

  • Be member of the core Site Leadership Team (SLT) be responsible for incorporating OE techniques into the team.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least eight years of industry experience and a demonstrated ability to lead continuous improvement efforts experience OR a Master’s degree with at least six years of industry experience and a demonstrated ability to lead continuous improvement efforts;

  • Clear understanding and practical application of Lean – Six Sigma and other continuous improvement tools (Kaizen, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, SMED, Creating one-piece flow, Kanban, A3, process mapping, Statistical Process Control, Root Cause Analysis, Production Systems);

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate cross-functional project teams, influencing decisions at all levels;

  • Requires highly developed and well documented systematic problem solving and multi-discipline team building skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently add value in a production environment;

  • Instills trust;

  • Collaborate;

  • Drive results;

  • Value differences;

  • Build effective teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Black Belt certification.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Iowa : Muscatine

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 365922

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