Catalent Pharma Solutions Continuous Improvement Leader in Kansas City, Missouri

Job Description

Continuous Improvement Leader

Position Overview:

Catalent is a leading provider of advanced technologies and outsourced services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer health industry. Catalent develops, manufactures, packages and distributes pharmaceutical and other products for customers in nearly 100 countries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=65rz3LwTPX8

The Catalent Operational Excellence team is comprised of key staff members charged with the responsibility of developing and imbedding skills and behaviors that will establish a sustainable continuous improvement culture within Catalent Pharma Solutions. Catalent’s Operational Excellence staff is responsible for deployment of skills and disciplines associated with LEAN Six Sigma across the Catalent enterprise. The Continuous Improvement Leader role is a site-based position within the Operations function with the principle focus of continuous improvement.

The Continuous Improvement Leader is responsible for driving continuous improvement (CI) efforts at the site. Reporting to the Continuous Improvement Site Leader this person is a dedicated resource responsible for operational transformation through the use of LEAN, Six Sigma, and other advanced problem-solving tools.

The Role/Job Duties:

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities throughout the organization by routinely studying the GEMBA, reviewing site metrics, gathering Voice of the Customer data, etc.

  • Prioritize and select projects that leverage LEAN six sigma tools to drive improvements through the hierarchy of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. Lead and/or support Operational Excellence projects that positively affect the business results of the site (S, Q, D, C, and Productivity).

  • Coach and mentor LEAN Six Sigma Project Leaders to complete projects by identifying and eliminating barriers. Model advanced problem-solving and LEAN Leader behavior and propagate that behavior at the local site level. Design, develop, and deliver site-appropriate LEAN Six Sigma training.

  • Coordinate with Global and Regional Deployment Leaders regarding project status, issues and accomplishments.

  • Network and collaborate with other CI Leaders to share best practices The pie chart below suggests the major breakdown of activities for a CI Leader. The percentages are subject to change at the discretion of the hiring manager without compromising the role’s primary focus of process improvement.

The Candidate

Education or Equivalent:

  • BS or BA degree in Engineering, Business, Science or equivalent job experience is required. 4-7 years of continuous improvement experience. 2-5 years of pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience preferred with prior supervisory and management responsibilities.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Must have experience with advanced problem–solving (LEAN six sigma) and change-management methodologies consistent with establishing a culture of continuous improvement. Experience applying LEAN and six sigma techniques in a manufacturing and business environment. (Black Belt or LEAN Master Certification desired but not mandatory).

  • Demonstrated team leadership and project-management skills. Also, must have demonstrated ability to lead by influence and drive results through others not under direct supervision.

  • Exemplary interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively and interact with personnel at all levels of the organization.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools: Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and statistical analysis software (e.g. Minitab, JMP, etc.).

  • Position requires 10-20% travel outside the home office area to learn from benchmark locations.

We will identify candidates based on the following:

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

  • Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits:

  • Join a high growth and fast paced organization with a people focused culture

  • Global exposure, defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process

  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K

About Catalent

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied. ™Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities, or contact us at

+1 877 503 9493.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Catalent = Catalyst + Talent

Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to develop, manufacture, and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Join us!

Grow with us. Be challenged. Make a personal impact.

Catalent is the perfect place to grow your career if…

  • You enjoy the fast pace of a start-up, but want the opportunities and stability of a growing, publicly traded company (Listed on NYSE: CTLT).

  • You want meaningful work. From cough treatments to cancer-fighting drugs, biologics, and vitamins, we help develop, launch, and supply over 200 new products each year – more than any branded drug maker in the world!

  • You want to plant your career in a growing company. Over the last five years, Catalent has re-invested more than $2 billion back into the company and its people.

  • You are excited about learning, collaborating, and growing alongside a global diverse team. Our team of more than 11,000 comes to work every day ready to overcome new challenges with teamwork, advanced technologies, and a passion to deliver by putting patients first.

  • You want to make a global impact! From North America to Europe, Asia to Latin America, we have innovative science and manufacturing teams who are looking for YOU!

  • See how our teams are making a difference, while growing their careers and fulfilling our mission by putting patients first every day here

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.