Lean Engineer

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 1-Jun-2018

Ref#: FER-0064


Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit www.ferring.com.

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for an:

Lean Engineer


Your mission

Carry out or support transversal plant performance projects by using Lean tools in due time and in line with defined quality standards.


Main responsibilities

  • Improve flow of information and goods in the plant to obtain more reliable performance on selected initiatives
  • Propose & implement necessary action to improve operational performance at plant level in collaboration with all departments managers
  • Support the management in the selection of the relevant projects and set-up of KPI on site to measure performance.
  • Active participation in the project implementation identified to reach the plant goals
  • Train and coach managers and operators to the improvement Lean tools
  • Follow training and become trainer for new tools and programs related to performance improvement and operational excellence
  • Contribute to the implementation of  the latest best practices and involved in internal training
  • In charge to prepare & communicate regular updates, project status, reports and results reached to the Management team when needed 
  • Propose all improvements to reduce the COPS, plan at management level, and ensure achievements and measure benefits


Required Experience & Competences
  • 5 years of experience in Automotive Industry
  • Experience in GMP/Pharma environment is an asset
  • Knowledge of lean concepts and improvements methodologies such as Sigma 6 (PE), continuous improvement, LEAN and TQM.
  • Experience in project management
  • Good understanding of the different plant processes  to manage cross departmental projects

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