Collins McNicholas

Together, we will change healthcare worldwide. Join us in our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life worldwide. Let’s work together to address the universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives, optimize costs and efficiencies, and expand global access. Together, we can make a real difference in the global disparity in care. By providing quality care at the lowest possible cost, we will succeed as a company, and take the future of healthcare Further, Together.

The role is to support the continuous development and implementation of the Cell Operating System (COS) whilst providing ongoing leadership, coaching and support to the organisation in the operation of the COS sub systems and the associated culture change.

You will drive MOS/COS Culture Change across Plant 2 Operations, leading, advocating and influencing change whilst driving process and systems excellence. You will be responsible for providing leadership, coaching and mentoring on the development of Lean/MOS Principles, Systems and Tools in line with the Cell Operating System and associated connected Pull systems. As a member of the Plant 2 COS Steering Committee you will be responsible for leading, guiding, coaching and supporting the conversion of workflows to COS including appropriate stabilization efforts. Through this workflow transformation activity you will passionately lead, advocate and champion the pursuit of the COS Target Conditions. Your role will involve the development and implementation of Connected COS systems incorporating appropriate Flow/Pull connections across the value stream. Through hands on immersion and learning at the Gemba, you will drive the continuous development of the Cell Operating System through Systems Thinking in the pursuit of the next level of everybody everyday improvement. This role will involve developing A3/DMAIC problem solving competency of the organisation whilst providing 6 sigma tools and methodology support in the resolution of key business issues. As a member of the Plant 2 Management Team, this role will support the development and attainment of key business objectives by providing Policy Deployment system advice and guidance to enable the organisation with MOS/COS in order to achieve its Quality, Service and Cost goals. You will champion the incorporation of the COS Target Conditions into next generation New Product Development introductions. As a member of the Plant 2 Management Team, you will take on a lead role as value stream coordinator for a specific business, coordinating all activities across this business and representing Plant 2 in associated external communications.


We are looking for a qualified person to min degree Level 8 in Engineering or Business with 6+ years relevant experience. You are experienced in Systems Thinking and Coaching with a deep understanding of and passion for MOS Principles and the Cell Operating System. You have significant experience in implementing and running the Cell Operating System and creating flow through Connected COS. You have an ability to understand complex business processes with and in depth understanding of multiple functions. A proven track record in using and coaching A3/DMAIC with ability to see beyond the presenting issue through clear, concise, structured thinking is an advantage. You have a passion and humility for learning, coaching and supporting others achieve their potential. You are a dynamic team player and leader and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams. You are innovative by nature, comfortable at implementing significant change with excellent interpersonal and people skills, comfortable interacting with employees at all levels. 

Leadership Expectations provide the framework for what we expect from all employees – outlining the actions and behaviors we must develop and demonstrate in pursuit of our Mission and global growth goals. 

We are committed to being experts in what we do, with a clear vision of where we are going and the plan to get there.
■ Demonstrates Global Business Acumen
■ Thinks Critically and Makes Sound Decisions
■ Sets Strategic Direction

We partner with and involve others, knowing that diverse talent, skills, and perspectives lead to better outcomes.
■ Collaborates and Creates Alignment
■ Attracts, Deploys, and Develops Talent
■ Fosters Diversity and Inclusion

We are bold thinkers who create new ideas and bring our best solutions forward to benefit our patients, partners, and customers.
■ Focuses on Patient and Customer
■ Generates Breakthrough Ideas
■ Initiates and Leads Change

We do what we say we are going to do, delivering results with the highest standards.
■ Sets High Standards
■ Instils Operational Excellence
■ Drives Accountability
■ Models Ethical Behavior

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