Cantel Medical

Continuous Improvement Champion

Location DE
Job ID
# Positions
Operational Excellence
Cantel - BHT

Company Overview

This Continuous Improvement position is accountable for identifying and completing projects and key initiatives through the use of Lean, Six Sigma, and Project Management process improvement methodologies. Working with business leadership, managers, supervisors, engineering and quality teams to ensure the Continuous Improvement program is deployed effectively ensuring initialization of continuous improvement systems and tools are used and sustained to accelerate business improvement initiatives.  They will work closely with the Corporate Continuous Improvement leader to identify and drive Lean and Six Sigma initiatives that result in performance and customer satisfaction improvement.


The Continuous Improvement Champion will lead Cantel Business Excellence System (CBES) and continuous improvement (CI) deployment in all business functions across the Cantel Medical Germany organization. Provides technical support/coaching in CBES processes to the business leadership teams to grow the process improvement capabilities of the Business. Promotes continuous learning and ensures ongoing training and development of all resources in the principles, techniques and methodologies of CBES driving excellence in to the company culture.



Main Responsibilities

  • Identifies and eliminates process waste by continually driving a cultural shift in the organization with sustainable results.
  • Improves performance relative to safety, quality, delivery, flow, cycle time, cost and customer satisfaction by delivering business results through enabling our functional groups.
  • Work with the business leadership to lead and guide all initiatives within the organization; facilitates weekly/monthly & quarterly operational performance reviews of results achieved
  • Establishes and monitors an effective continuous improvement project list to ensure we deliver our commitments.
  • Develops key metrics and collects quantitative, comparative data on lean performance activities.
  • Ensures business targets are consistently met or exceeded by using CBES principles, Lean and/or Six Sigma methods and practices.
  • Report and communicate the results from process improvement efforts business leadership
  • Serve as a dedicated resource working directly with business leaders and staff to support process improvement
  • Provides education and training to departments on the use of various process improvement tools and assists them with the appropriate utilization of these tools to reduce waste.
  • Develop and share best practices across divisions and businesses and among fellow process improvement coaches and clients.
  • Utilize process improvement principles and tools to achieve significant improvement results.
  • A drive for high quality, actionable results.
  • Manage, coach, and mentor project teams to ensure timely completion and achievement of project deliverables.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, participating in societies, reviewing publications, establishing personal networks’ and benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.


  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in an engineering, business, or technical discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • 3 years of manufacturing experience
  • 3 years of lean manufacturing process improvement
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to create strong working relationships and lead the work of others.
  • Ability to gather, synthesize and analyze data and draw logical conclusions.
  • Proficient in MS Office products (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Proven project management and process improvement skills including strong knowledge of lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Experience training others in the use of Lean and/or Six Sigma tools, and experience with lean approaches to improvement such as value stream mapping, kaizen, 5S, pull systems, visual management, work leveling, and A-3 thinking
  • Proven experience in delivering Lean/Sigma improvements that are demonstrated by realized cost reductions are preferred.
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Black Belt certifications are preferred.


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