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Fortive Corporation Lean Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement Leader in Everett, Washington

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Tektronix is seeking a strong business and operations leader with a passion for continuous improvement. Responsible for maintaining Tektronix’s and Fortive’s record of continuous improvement by deploying a variety of tools, processes and concepts that improve business performance and by ensuring associate actions and activities support Tektronix’s goals. Oversee all Fortive Business System (FBS) activity for targeted SSO labs and service lines to ensure coordinated progress toward the completion of the personal, team and the organization's objectives. The actions and initiatives undertaken by the FBS Leader will enable SSO to meet Policy Deployment (PD) and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) targets. This role provides the opportunity for expanding one’s breadth and depth of knowledge of the business and can lead to significant growth opportunities within the organization for successful candidates.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build a culture of continous improvement (FBS) across the organization by applying broad knowledge and experience working on complex projects that vary in use of Fortive Business System and Lean manufacturing tools

  • Partner with and provide leadership to Business / Operations Managers in determining and executing the continuous improvement projects and priorities worldwide

  • Lead continuous improvement efforts primarily at the second level of policy deployment

  • Regularly participate in PD and Daily Management reviews; provide feedback and engagement to improve the quality and results generated from these activities

  • Ensure accurate records are established and maintained

  • Communicate progress of continuous improvement efforts

  • Administer FBS, six sigma and continuous improvement training

  • Lead and coach kaizen events and variation reduction projects

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

For success in the Tektronix SSO FBS Leader role, the ideal candidate must be hands-on and detail-oriented, but also able to see the big picture. The candidate must be able to apply solid thought processes to breakdown problems and complex situations into workstreams/actions that will drive progress. The candidate must be able to think strategically and view the business from a general management standpoint. Must be very customer focused and have strong interpersonal and communications skills. Will need to be a quick study who can rapidly adapt and gain the confidence of the Fortive organization. This person will be high energy and able to handle conflict. Will be an independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situations. Must be able to set priorities that align to the achievement of PD and KPI results desired.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related professional experience with process improvement, operations, quality processes, metrics and large scale project management.

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations or similar field or MBA preferred

  • Training and/or certification in one or more of the following: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Process Improvement, TPS, TBS or EBS

  • Ability to lead multiple projects, ability to influence and work successfully at all levels within an organization

  • Track record of meeting and/or exceeding metrics, drive for results, ability to work collaboratively and shift with priorities.

When you join Tektronix and Fortive, you will work in an extraordinary team, learning with and from great people, where diversity and inclusion is celebrated. You will have the opportunity to do work that makes a difference in the world. You will be trusted and empowered to contribute in meaningful ways with visibility and accountability. We are obsessed with our customers and have a commitment to transparency, unending learning and growth to accelerate progress and innovation. Join us for the excitement of a startup with a history of success! For You. For Us. For Growth.

Due to US Department of Commerce export control regulations governing technical data of Tektronix products, Tektronix needs to know the citizenship of all its employees. Note that US Citizenship is not required for most positions. Hired candidates will be asked to bring proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate, green card, visa or similar) on their first day of work.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening, background/criminal check, and if applicable a motor vehicle record search and/or financial record check.

Candidates with less education/experience may be considered for other opportunities

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: ( .

Tektronix is a place where people are challenged to explore the boundaries of what’s possible, bringing the digital future one step closer every day. Our work accelerates technological breakthroughs that are revolutionizing culture and industry worldwide. Through precision-engineered measurement solutions, we work with our customers to eliminate the barriers between inspiration and realization of world-changing technologies. Realize your true potential at Tektronix – join us in revolutioneering a better tomorrow.

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