CI Business System Commercial & Corporate Functions Partner (Remote)

Owens & Minor, Inc. Knoxville , TN 37902

Posted 3 months ago

At Owens & Minor, we are a critical part of the healthcare process. As a Fortune 500 company with 50+ facilities across the US and 18,000 teammates in over 90 countries, we provide integrated technologies, products and services across the full continuum of care. Customers-and their patients-are at the heart of what we do.

Our mission is to empower our customers to advance healthcare, and our success starts with our teammates.

Owens & Minor teammate benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, available on first working day

  • 401(k), eligibility after 30 days of employment

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Development opportunities to grow your career with a global company


Partners with assigned business unit leadership teams to lead the strategic plan as it relates to the company's Continuous Improvement Business System. Develops, deploys, and progresses to maturity the business system roadmap across assigned business units and grows the adoption of the Continuous Improvement Business System for maximum impact and cultural transformation across the company. Works with assigned business unit leadership teams to align and execute against the Continuous Improvement Business System strategy, and fosters the creation of a continuous improvement culture that achieves business goals. This role can be based remotely anywhere in the lower 48 US, must be able to accommodate partnering with a team based primarily in the Eastern Time-zone operating hours.

Core Responsibilities

  • Partners with assigned commercial and corporate function teams to identify, develop, and deliver key performance indicators (KPI's) throughout the organizations aligned to functional and company-wide objectives.

  • Leads the development of Continuous Improvement capabilities throughout assigned functions, driving all Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) aligned with profitable growth. Cultivates an action-biased culture of continuous improvement to improve business KPI's and achieve business objectives aligned to corporate goals.

  • Leads through facilitation, and enables the implementation of the Continuous Improvement (CI) Business System within assigned functions.

  • Establishes and matures a Lean Management System (tiered daily accountability, visual management, gemba walks, leader standard work, etc.) and other coaching tools to transform the culture.

  • Works with functional teams to streamline processes that improve business objectives, with a specific focus on the customer experience, efficiency, and profitable growth.

  • Provides support to develop Lean expertise and capability within the organization at all levels.

  • Improves the decision-making model and problem-solving capabilities within high performance teams to increase the autonomy and pace of change.

  • Provides regular, ongoing reporting and communications to commercial, functional, and Business System leadership regarding maturity of the CI Business System.

  • Collaborates with other CI Business System teammates to leverage and share best practices, and drive improvements to the CI Business System Roadmap, tools, and technology.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% , domestic and international

Qualifying Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in related field (Business, Finance, Engineering, Project Management, etc.); Master's Degree preferred

  • 10 or more years of process improvement, continuous improvement, and/or project management experience

  • 8 or more years of experience implementing Lean based business systems

  • Leadership experience in commercial, finance, operations, supply chain, product management, or program management functions highly preferred

  • Or any combination of education and experience to meet the above requirements

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Hands on track record of implementing successful Lean-based business systems: Strategy Deployment, X-Matrix facilitation, A3 Thinking, Lean Leadership (Daily Management, Visual Management, Gemba Walks, Leader Standard Work), Value-Stream Mapping, Kaizen events

  • Proven track record for developing, training, and coaching teams

  • Healthcare experience a plus

  • Change Management, and ability to act as an influential change agent

  • Microsoft Office expertise


If you feel this opportunity could be the next step in your career, we encourage you to apply.

Owens & Minor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, disability, age, status as a veteran, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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CI Business System Commercial & Corporate Functions Partner (Remote)

Owens & Minor, Inc.