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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


+ Leading the team to improve and maintain the infrastructure, tools, templates and processes required for lean and continuous improvement across the Labs\.
+ Establish and steward Sandia’s continuous improvement programs\.
+ Drive a cultural change towards a continuous improvement mentality that encourages and enables every Member of the Workforce to make small, ongoing continuous improvements to his/her work and work environment\.
+ Guide the development of metrics of the health of Sandia’s continuous improvement program and systematically lead performance improvements\.
+ Lead the effort to engage, equip, and align Sandia’s lean experts as well as build the next generation of lean experts to deliver results aligned to Sandia’s mission\.
+ Strengthen management and leadership’s understanding of lean and continuous improvement principles and behaviors\.
+ Partner with the Lab Operating System core team to support successful deployment\.
+ Work closely with Honeywell counterparts and other industry experts to build a leading continuous improvement program\.

Behaviors that will support success:

+ Bias for action / sense of urgency\.
+ Willing to try new approaches to learn, get feedback and quickly adjust\.
+ Willing to push against past practices and status quo by presenting alternate ideas and direction\.
+ A clear passion for problem solving and continuous improvement as demonstrated by sharing and leveraging past experiences\.
+ Advocate for the vision of creating lean culture and learning organization to those outside the department\.
+ Take initiative to resolve conflicts, address open items, and fill gaps in work that aren’t clearly in anyone’s scope\.
+ Proactively communicate status on action items assigned, team escalations and flow downs, challenges, and successes\.


+ Requires a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate in relevant business or STEM discipline\.
+ Eight or more years of relevant experience\.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a required DOE Q\-level security clearance\.
+ Experience with and understanding of lean management and continuous improvement tools, training, and processes\.
+ Demonstrated ability to lead change initiatives and drive process excellence, including an ability to measurably improve processes from end\-to\-end\.


+ Two or more years of demonstrated leadership experience\.
+ Establishing a vision and strategy for a team and then driving strategy to action\.
+ Demonstrated success in mentoring and developing staff and developing effective working relationships with peers\.
+ Experience managing teams including goal setting, performance management and employee development while practicing lean thinking and learning organizational concepts\.
+ Team orientation, strong interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated record of driving results\.

Department Description:

The Business Excellence Center \(10100\) has the primary mission of establishing, deploying and maintaining the Sandia Laboratory Operating System \(LOS\)\. This is a multi\-year journey to evolve the laboratory culture to a learning organization\. Within this center, we are looking for a Department Manager to deploy and improve tools, training and processes across Sandia as well as establish and steward Sandia’s continuous improvement programs\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.