Celgene Senior Manager, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) – Senior ManagerSummit, NJ


Business Strategy and Integration


5+ years of experience, Bachelor’s Degree Required

Summary: The LSSBB is dedicated to continuous improvement and enabling the routine delivery of exceptional business process performance. This position is within Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations (GPDO) and supports operational improvement initiatives throughout GPDO globally. The LSSBB will collaborate with GPDO Business Excellence leadership to prioritize and drive business process improvement. The role will maintain alignment in methodology, procedure and governance with the GPDO Business Excellence Function. Improvement to methodology, best practices and governance will be collaborated with GPDO Business Excellence leadership.

The LSSBB supports the following areas within GPDO:

  • Business Process Improvement - Define, optimize and maintain end to end business processes.

  • Kaizen, DMAIC and Lean Six Sigma Projects

  • Capacity Analysis and Deployment of Automated Tools

  • Deployment of Visual Management Systems

  • Optimization of Labor, Facility, and Space Utilization

  • Identification of Meaningful Metrics and Key Performance Indicators

  • Continuous Improvement Education and Training

  • Continuous Improvement Project Intake and Prioritization

  • Adhering to Best Practices within GPDO

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support GPDO strategic initiatives and operational excellence project teams to provide analysis and lean approach across the organization

  • Leading business process improvement initiatives in GPDO using defined Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) and Business Process Improvement tools to:

  • Identify gaps and inefficiencies to current state business processes.

  • Identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement and the desired future state.

  • Lead and work with project teams to implement improvements.

  • Use change management methods to mitigate barriers to improvement efforts

  • Process mapping for business processes

  • Providing process improvement training with GPDO Business Excellence group

  • Supporting root cause and FMEA analyses.

  • Coaching Green Belt candidates

  • Collecting and reporting metrics

  • Managing the Continuous Improvement Project Intake and Prioritization process within GPDO

  • Designing and deploying visual management systems throughout GPDO

  • Participating in regular staff and strategy meetings to agree priorities and tactics

  • Maintaining alignment in methodology, procedure and governance within GPDO

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Minimum 5 years of Biotech/pharmaceutical operations experience required with a proven track record of successfully leading, facilitating and managing large, cross-functional, business process improvement and Operational Excellence initiatives.

  • Experience managing a range of small and large projects and teams.

  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as related to Pharmaceutical and Biotech Manufacturing

  • Knowledge and previous work experience with process mapping, Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Reengineering.

  • Familiarity with Visio or other process mapping tools.

  • Knowledge of performance measurement tools and metrics.

  • Good facilitation, change management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills required.


  • Science, Engineering, Business BS/BA required or 5 -10 years of business/operations experience.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification HIGHLY PREFERRED.

  • Business Process Management (End to End Process) Hammer Certification preferable.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.