Continuous Process Improvement Leader- Black Belt III

Covance Inc Located in: Chantilly,  Virginia
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A career at Covance provides our employees the unique opportunity to make an immediate impact and difference in our patient’s lives. Joining Covance will offer a rewarding career, a chance to work in an energetic & team oriented work place, and access to competitive benefits. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and a vast array of career options, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning. As a Covance employee, your work will be meaningful, the patient outcomes are real, and the results are lasting. Our mission is to help our clients bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner.

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Position Summary

  • Lead process improvement teams independently at the regional or global level utilizing Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Mentor process improvement project leads within the business.
  • Mentor new Black Belts with minimal supervision.
  • Work with all levels of the business to identify improvement opportunities to drive efficiency, quality and cost savings that will improve the organizations profitability.
  • Utilizing data provide guidance and influence leadership to prioritize projects with the greatest impact on efficiency, quality and cost savings that will improve the organizations profitability.
  • Drive process improvement culture within the business.

Essential Qualifications

  • Ability to perform advanced computer skills and learn new programs (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience using project planning, scheduling, and tracking tools.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to train one/one and large groups and experience facilitating teams.
  • Skilled in concise writing and writing should require no external review or edit.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels of management, senior scientists and support teams.
  • Strong analytical skills, client interfacing skills, conflict management skills, and change facilitation skills.
  • Understanding of financial analysis.
  • Estimating and setting project goals and milestones.

  • Ability to work independently with very little supervision.


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts (BS/BA).
  • Experience may be substituted for education. For example, a two-year Associate degree plus 2 years applicable experience may be substituted for a BS/BA degree.



  • Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma BB Certification or ability to obtain certification in 1 year.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


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Experienced - Not Management
  Manufacturing,  R&D / Science,  Engineering
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