405 Continuous Improvement Lead

Your opportunity

By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. We have developed a ground-breaking medical device for the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of the most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can cause stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

Kardium has a fantastic technical team that has developed a product with strong, unique and customer-valued differentiators versus other solutions on the market: The Globe® Pulsed Field System. We have built connections with key opinion leaders who are already using the Globe System and are helping to tell our story.

The Continuous Improvement Lead is responsible for leadership and implementation of continuous improvement programs to drive Operational Excellence across the Operations environment. The role will identify, manage and deliver and/or manages projects assigned and work with other stakeholders to achieve desired results in cost saving and efficiency improvements.

What you’ll be doing

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Generate and maintain detailed value stream maps to benchmark existing processes and track process variation
  • Engage cross-functionally with key stakeholders to identify and maintain a roadmap of process improvement initiatives
  • Propose process improvement priorities based on cost-benefit analysis, project complexity and risk
  • Implement process improvement initiatives utilizing Lean Six-Sigma principles and identify and track, post implementation, relevant project metrics to initial project targets
  • Lead or facilitate Kaizen and 5S events
  • Engage with stakeholders to define metrics, establish KPI targets and drive implementation of metrics dashboards
  • Drive investigations and lead implementation of corrective action activities
  • Foster a continuous improvement culture, develop training materials and train and coach employees in lean methodologies and best practices
  • Other tasks as assigned

What you bring to the team

Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about developing cutting-edge medical devices to help improve people’s lives. We work in a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. We understand that only by working together can we solve what was thought unsolvable.

You are suited to our approach and possess these attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (biomedical, mechanical, automation or industrial engineering, applied physics, etc.)
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience or an advanced degree with 3+ years relevant experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (ASQ-CSSGB)
  • Highly analytic and data driven with the ability to organize data and drive conclusions
  • Proven experience and success implementing lean-six sigma and cost reduction
  • Strong facilitation and relationship building skills at all levels of the organization

Why work at Kardium

A meaningful career working with a truly innovative technology and an ambitious team, combined with:

  • Knowing every day that you are making a difference in people’s lives by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions worldwide
  • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge
  • Opportunity to extend your knowledge by interacting with other team members in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes electrical and mechanical engineers, biologists, and specialists in human factors, and clinical and regulatory affairs
  • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers
  • Supportive and fun colleagues with plenty of social events to encourage people connections
  • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more!

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@kardium.com, using “405 Continuous Improvement Lead” as the subject line. Indicate in your cover letter why you are interested in Kardium and in this specific position.

Thanks in advance for your interest in Kardium!

About Kardium

Kardium is a technology pioneer developing devices to address cardiovascular diseases. The company was founded in 2007 by a team with a track record of excellence in medicine, business, and engineering. Focused on building a world-class, internationally dominant medical device company, we believe in having lots of fun while working hard. We hire top individuals who are strong team players and trust them to make the right decisions to achieve our goals. Kardium has repeatedly been selected as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in BC” by BC Business Magazine and has ranked as the #1 Life Sciences and Health Services Company. In 2021 and 2015 Kardium was also awarded “Medical Technology Company of the Year” by Life Sciences BC. Visit our website at kardium.com.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@kardium.com.