Manager, Lean Process Development

MKS Instruments, consisting of Vacuum Solutions Division and Corporate Division, is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Additional information can be found at

As MKS is a federal contractor, it must comply with the Biden Administration's federal contractor vaccine mandate (the "Contractor Mandate") if it is reinstated by the courts. Should you receive and accept an offer of employment, you will be asked whether you are fully vaccinated or whether you will apply for a medical or religious exemption in the event MKS must enforce a mandatory vaccination policy in the future. Please be aware that if the Contractor Mandate is reinstated and you choose to remain unvaccinated without an approved exemption, MKS will not be able to continue to employ you.

Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion. As a valued and trusted partner to our customers, we are continually pushing the boundaries of possibility. We believe in creating technology that transforms our world and are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team. If this is appealing to you, we want to meet you.

We are looking for an exceptional Senor Manager, Lean Process Development who can...

Lead our supplier transformation initiative

This role offers a hybrid work option for days remote and onsite.

In this role you will:

  • Take a leadership role on championing supplier lean initiative
  • Run lean/continuous events at suppliers, in order to improvement capacity, quality, cost, on-time delivery, yield and other metrics.
  • Collaborate and build rapport with the Global Supply Chain (GSC) management team and supply base
  • Showcase your excellent presentation skills and ability to provide sound lean advice to our suppliers
  • Provide classroom and on-the-job lean training to Buyers and Commodity Managers
  • Lead cross function team to complete rapid lean assessment at supplier sites, identify opportunities, provide recommendations, create lean roadmaps, and bring in partner consultants to provide training and lean implementation guidance
  • Have the charisma and experience to influence the suppliers to start lean transformation journey
  • Be able to travel up to 25% of the time, including internationally

What will you bring to the team, along with your creativity and leadership is:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations, Business Administration, or Engineering
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification or equivalent
  • 5+ years of lean transformation experience
  • 5+ years of experience working in a complex supply chain organization
  • Experience working across multifunctional and multicultural global teams
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills for building supporting networks
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills with executive-level presentation proficiency

In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA):
Salary Pay Range: $130 - $180k per year. This range is a good faith estimate of the salary range for this position, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law.

Bonus: This position is eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, in an amount to be determined by MKS [or as applicable].

Benefits: This position is eligible for a variety of benefits, including health insurance coverage, 401(k), life and disability insurance, paid holidays, sick time, vacation, and parental leave, [and for participation in any stock programs, etc.].

Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Salary Range
$109,000.00 - $158,000.00
per Year
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Broomfield, CO, 80020, US