Kaizen Promotion Office Leader (Ops Program Mgmt 3) – Lumentum Operations LLC – Milpitas, CA


(NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and

photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers

worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of

virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s

commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse

applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum

is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales

offices worldwide. For more information, visit



Lumentum is an

Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disability

Job Description


are looking for a Kaizen Promotion Office Leader to assist in the development

and deployment of the Lumentum Production System (LPS). Lumentum is

seeking a KPO Leader who is passionate about providing exceptional quality

service, thinks globally, drives key project initiatives that will help manage

sustained process improvements and has the ability to contribute to innovative

ideas. They will lead the site/program level improvement through Kaizens &

facilitating Just do it’s (JDIs) ensuring successful implementation of those


Change management. The KPO is in the business of change management

as an adviser, trainer, coach and catalyst.

Business system and curriculum development. The KPO is the

organization’s dedicated Lean technical experts. Among other things, they

should help define, conceptualize and tailor a business specific business

system (think TPS) and the related curriculum and training modules.

People development. The kaizen promotion office must help

organization shift from a sensei-dependent enterprise to an employee-driven

kaizen enterprise. This encompasses formal and informal training and

development of the workforce at all levels in both the technical and behavioral


Kaizen event management. The KPO is the subject matter expert,

guardian and facilitator of event standard work – extending to strategy,

pre-event planning, execution and follow-through.

Daily kaizen deployment. The KPO must help the organization

transition for system-driven kaizen (events only) to principle-driven kaizen

(events and daily kaizen). This means that they must help facilitate the

adoption of a Lean management system, assist in the training and development of

problem-solving employees, facilitate activities such as mini-kaizens and

kaizen circles, and train others to train, facilitate and propagate a daily

kaizen culture.

Kaizen office management. Daily management of activities required

within the KPO team. Sharing responsibilities and learning/ coaching rotating

team members through process.

Kaizen office/Lean deployment improvement. The KPO should

facilitate the “kaizening” of the organization’s kaizen process – both

event-based and daily kaizen. Demonstrate the tools that are applicable to all

processes and be thought leaders within the company to demonstrate.

Kaizen promotion office ROI. While the first seven items are

qualitative in nature, it is expected that the KPO will earn a very sizable

return on investment.

Benefit Quantification. Quantify benefits potential and realized

from the projects in terms of $ savings (ROI) and/or Metric improvements,

obtain sign-off for project closure.

Collaboration. Supports best practice sharing, replication and

standardization across all sites.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from a reputed institute or


Experience with hands on Kaizen deployment (Toyota Production

System, Shingijutsu, Porsche process improvement experience highly preferred)

Prior experience on training on Lean Six Sigma or Quality


Prior experience working with statistical tools like JMP, Minitab


Ability to influence stakeholders across the organization without

direct reporting lines

Demonstrated ability to develop and execute complex project


Change agent with the ability to lead change across all levels of

the organization and be hands-on to implement improvement design

Execution of Lumentum strategy, support and improve the LPS

program locally and globally

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

along with outstanding facilitation skills

Ability to interpret, analyze, and understand complex data sets

US Citizen or Permanent Residents only

Primary Location



Work Locations


Milpitas-HQ, CA USA

400 N McCarthy Blvd





Ops Program Management







Employee Status



Job Type



Job Level


Team Leader



Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting


Mar 21, 2017, 11:18:37 AM

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