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Kelly Services Program Manager Six Sigma Black Belt - Quality R&D in Santa Ana, California

Program Manager – Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Quality)

Job Function:

Kelly Science & Clinical is looking for a Program Manager – Six Sigma Black Belt - Quality Systems . This is a direct hire position for a rapidly growing company in Santa Ana, CA. The Black Belt can lead multiple monthly Kaizen and/or various problem-solving sessions to assist owners of either CAPA or high-impact NCR to reduce COPQ.

Salary: $120,000 - $134,000 with annual bonus potential

Job Duties:

  • Manage the KPIs for Quality

  • Lead/facilitate root cause analysis in problem solving using DMAIC process to assist vital Nonconformance Report (NCR) or CAPA through process to reduce Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)

  • Manage Kaizen funnel process tied to corporate objectives (e.g. 95% OTD as published by OPEX group)

  • Run multiple monthly Kaizen with 90-tracking for sustainability

  • Lead diagnosis of workflow impediments and other wastes throughout the business and provide experienced counsel on appropriate Lean Six Sigma tools to eliminate them

  • Improve training, problem solving, and facilitation skills by pursuing in Lean Six Sigma tools

  • Lead associate development in various Lean Six Sigma tools and Kaizen leadership

  • Manage strategic projects from conception through sustainment, facilitate execution of action plans

  • Execute annual Value Stream Mapping (VSM) A3 followed by new KPIs for +QDIP to drive efficiency


  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or Engineering required

  • ASQ Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • 5-7 years of experience as practitioner of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills

  • Ability to solve problems in a variety of situations

Independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situation

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (