Global Lean Agile Leader

Posted: 12/12/2021

Job Description Summary

Coach, drive and lead lean behaviors, principles, and tools across a operational or functional area. Drive cultural transformation resulting in step-change in operational business metrics.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.



Job Description

Description Summary

The Role will focus on leading the Program Management office and creating, supporting, and assisting the improvement efforts within Product Innovation, AI, Data Integration, Sourcing, Operations, and Distribution / Go to Market Systems, Commercial, and associated support functions.  The goal is to positively impact results and to create a sustainable lean agile Lean Agile culture by aligning the organization, developing Lean Leadership skills, establishing and improving work systems with Agile thinking, implementing standard operating mechanisms and business cadence, and driving the consistent use of problem-solving methods (e.g., VOC, A3, VSM, Kaizen, RCA, Pareto, Genba (Gemba), Theory of Constraints, data analytics, Scrum, systems thinking, Safe, Design Thinking, etc.)

Job Description

  • Coach and Guide the implementation of GE Healthcare Lean Business System within a specific Business Segment and their Associated Teams.

  • Drive Problem solving process and resolution for key process indicators

  • Maintain & Iterate Value Stream Mapping by product/ Region / Country

  • Standardize and Sustain Daily Management Systems for Critical Outputs including Agile Framework

  • Standardize and Execute Monthly Operating Reviews in alliance with partner Lean and Agile Leaders

  • Assist the Execution of relevant Hoshin Kanri breakthrough transformations.

  • Maintain Kaizen event funnel & roadmap for the Segment

  • Drive systems thinking, Lean, and standardized Scrum Framework across the Segment

  • Coach & Guide Standardized Problem Solving across the Segment

  • Manage best practice sharing (Yokoten) Process in collaboration with other Lean Leaders and segments of the business

  • Create an Aligned Lean Agile Culture.  Be aware of Beliefs, Behaviors, and Signs (artifacts).

  • Create and Coach ‘Learning Organization’ Oriented to Rapid learning, Standardization, and Sharing. 

  • Develop and Implement Lean Agile Lean Agile Skill Competency plans for all leaders within Segment.

  • Lean Principles

  • Participate and Lead Kaizen Events

  • Create and Maintain Benchmarking Tour plan for all leaders

  • Project Management with visible deliverables against milestones

  • Maintain Systems to leverage / utilize GE Centers of Excellence and GE Leadership Development people and tools.



  • BS or BA Degree; Master’s Degree preferred

  • Lean Certified – preferably at Black Belt or Master Black Belt with examples of project execution.

  • Scrum Master or similar certifications and/or experience

  • Experience Managing & Leading Enterprise Company, Site, or Function (GM, Dir, VP, COO)

  • Experience Leading Lean Agile Lean Agile  Transformation within a Software, Data Analytics, Support Organizations, Marketing, and/or Sales.

  • Experience Improving / Transforming New Product Development and Launch (NPI).

  • Ideally helped design, build, or Transform Business Systems for a Global Organization

  • Understanding of eCommerce such as the Marketing and Sales of digital products


Desired characteristics:

  • Collaborative, Open, Transparent, Inquisitive, Direct Personality and Style.

  • Customer Value and End User Experience

  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a general manager’s perspective.

  • Ability to translate current systems of work and corresponding performance into  Lean and Agile Lean Agile  terminology. 

  • Proven ability to bring order and structure to function and organization.

  • Versatility leading all levels within a company.

The salary range for this position is $156,000 - 234,000. The specific [salary/hourly rate] offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for [a performance bonus/variable incentive compensation/equity ONLY IF APPLICABLE]. Available benefits include health, welfare, retirement and paid leave

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration, and support.


Relocation Assistance Provided: No

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No