Six Sigma Process - Associate Manager in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

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Job Description

In this role you are a senior member European Finance Shared Services Centre Team, driving improvement projects and helping to create a new culture of continuous improvement and efficiency within the setting of finance shared services. Your main accountabilities will be: 

  • Leading the continuous improvement strategy for European Finance Shared Services 

  • Manage the implementation of continuous improvement projects 

  • Coach the leadership and management teams on Lean and Six Sigma tools 

  • Develop modules & deliver all training requirements for European Business Services teams in the areas of Lean and Six Sigma Methodology.  

  • Track improvement project deliverables, and manage risks, effectively communicating progress with Key Internal Stakeholders on continuous improvement initiatives 

  • Actively develop your internal and external lean six network to bring new initiatives and insight on Lean Six Sigma to the Shared Services Centre 

The Six Sigma Process – Associate manager has a critical role to play within the European Finance Shared Service Centre (EFSSC)in Amsterdam. Reporting to the EFSSC leadership team, this role will set the strategy for continuous improvement and build the roadmap for delivery as part of the daily work of the finance shared services team.  You will need to be hands on, coaching and guiding senior and middle management in bringing innovation using Lean and Six Sigma tools and methodology.  You will be responsible for managing the project portfolio on continuous improvement, communicating progress internally and escalating issues to stakeholders.   You need to be an expert in using Lean and Six Sigma tools, and able to put this into the context of finance processes. You will need to be a skilled trainer and change manager so that our team learns from you and enhances their capabilities in this key focus area for shared services. Being able to deliver improvements in process and eliminate waste is a crucial part of the strategic goals for shared services at Stryker, and you will part of that winning strategy. We are multinational team, serving many countries and with 30 different nationalities within our team, so clear communication across culture is important for your success. 

The Company: 

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including Reconstructive, Medical and Surgical and Neuro Technology and Spine products to help people lead a more active and more satisfying lives.  

Stryker’s products and services are available in over 100 countries.  

Over the last number of years, we have made significant investments throughout its extensive manufacturing facilities across Europe. It has also invested in building a regional support structure in the Netherlands with the creation of a European Regional Head Office, expansion of the Regional Distribution Centre, and building of the European Finance Shared Service Centre (EFSSC) in Amsterdam.  

This is an exciting opportunity for a high-reaching Financial professional looking to make a difference, through the development of this new internal organization. The environment is one that is fast paced and dynamic.  

Our offer: 

If youre a results-driven person looking to make a difference in the world, consider why Stryker may be right for you: 

  • This role is based in our newly established offices in Amsterdam; 

  • 40 working hours/week; 

  • Competative salary with 10% bonus opportunity 

  • 8,5 % holiday allowance 

  • 27 holidays per year on full time basis; 

  • Travel allowance 

  • Subsidized lunch 

  • Collective Health insurance available through Stryker with OHRA 

  • Free Accidental Death & Disability Insurance for all employees 

  • Free insurances for long term disability 

  • Discount on gym membership and bicycle 

  • Meaningful innovation, growth and opportunities 

  • International working environment (30+ nationalities); 

  • Dynamic and fast paced work environment; 

  • Social Committee activities: Holiday party, free gym classes on site, monthly after work drinks, free fruit, foosball table etc. 

  • Fortune named Stryker a 2017 World’s Best Workplace 


  • University degree in Business or Finance 

  • Qualification in Lean Six Sigma methodology. Black belt qualification is a distinct advantage 

  • Experience of leading and implementing Lean and Six Sigma methodology in a finance or shared services environment an advantage 

  • Excellent communication and training skills 

  • 5 years + experience of Lean within a process focused environment 

  • Proven track record for delivering process improvements in office or business environment 

  • Proven ability to act as lean coach 

  • Experience as in change and risk management an advantage 

  • Experience in influencing and people management  

  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive 

  • Team player 

  • Stress Resilient 

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%


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