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Location: Wuxi, JS, China
Date Posted: Apr 2, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 1, 2021
Lead project teams to improve critical business processes that drive financial results. Scope moderately complex
projects; develop project plans and business cases. Recruit, train, and lead project team members.
As with all 6 Sigma Black Belts, individuals in these roles will be asked to train and lead improvement project
teams. After completion of their training, Level One Black Belts should be capable of leading projects with an
average savings per project of $150,000 and concurrently lead 1-3 projects of this magnitude. The majority of
these projects will be of moderate complexity and focused in a single or across few functional areas within a
Lead projects where the subject focus and solutions are moderately complex in nature, availability, and attainability.
Lead improvement projects within the value center and effectively coordinate these projects with the Project
Sponsor and other improvement project teams. Project leadership includes identifying opportunities, defining and
financially justifying projects, launching project teams, using good project management to manage team activities,
leading teams to execute projects using Design of Experiments and other methodology, tracking project status and
results, removing and elevating project barriers, and developing team members. It is also critical to identify
integration issues with other projects/processes and coordinate the improvements with the appropriate
project/process owners to accomplish the project goals.
Measure results. Manage the development and maintenance of methods and systems for measuring the degree to
which the project goals, objectives and metrics are being met. Provide Project Sponsor with the results and take
corrective project action as required to improve on results below target.
Recruit and train team members. Identify potential Black Belts and recruit team members in the 6 Sigma
infrastructure. Provide necessary training and coaching to team members to spread the base of 6 Sigma Problem
Integrate improvement projects. Ensure projects are integrated with other business activities, improvement
projects, and business strategy.
Communicate. Ensure multi-channel communication throughout the organization. This includes keeping the
Project Sponsor informed of program status and ensuring coordination of activities with other Black Belts. Also, this
includes capturing project case histories that can be re-used for other projects.
Provide quantitative data indicating the scope of the operation including current year and forecast sales, net
income, total assets controlled, number of personnel, operating budget, and any other quantitative factors which
describe the scope of the operation.
This position has significant impact on the success of 6 Sigma. The improvements will improve the company’s
ability to meet customer expectations, improve quality, reduce cycle times, reduce cost and increase profits.
Must be a results oriented change agent who is an effective business systems thinker. Must be able to manage
risk and ambiguity on a project.
Bachelors Degree, preferably in Engineering or Business or an equivalent level of work experience. 3+ years of
professional level experience. Prior supervisory experience is a plus. Should have project management skills,
team leadership skills, and good communication skills. Should have knowledge of other functions that provide
inputs regularly, i.e., Product Development, Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Accounting, Human
Resources, and Operations. Must have the ability to learn and do statistical analysis and have basic computer
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).
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