Continuous Improvement Lead

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: IE - Waterford, Ireland - All, IE

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely focused on making people see better to live better. The company has a 40-year track record of growth and diversification in Waterford – Ireland’s oldest city. 

From Waterford, Bausch + Lomb supplies eye health products to people across the world.

The company’s success in Waterford has been built on a great team who between them have thousands of years of experience of delivering the highest quality every time. As the facility has grown, new opportunities have been created for skilled people to join the team and take their careers to the next level in a global company with deep local roots in Waterford.

Reporting to the Senior Manager Operational Excellence:-

  • Responsible for the delivery of the annual site cost improvement plan and management of the site Cost Improvement Project (CIP) system to best in class industry standards building a pipeline of  CIP and Cost of Quality opportunities.
  • Subject matter expert on operational excellence systems and their application in driving results.
  • Identify and champion inititaives that promote employee engagement and continuous improvement efforts at all levels throughout the site.
  • Champion the use of best practice lean/CI tools to drive technical improvement projects focused on quality, customer service and operational cost metrics.
  • Manage structured monthly reviews of project performance to ensure delivery of CIP goals, with a forward view of activity.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships across the business to  develop enterprise alignment and influence real change.
  • Own, Develop and Manage the Site Strategic Space planning process with a 3 year forward view, to ensure that space requirements align to site strategies  together with current and future customer demands. For both manufacturing and support functions.
  • Benchmark industry best practice and make recommendations for improvement.




  • Third level qualification in science or engineering.
  • Experience with execution of LEAN and/or Six Sigma process improvements and application of Lean principles and tools in a live environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Project Management experience at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical tools and experience in analyzing process performance based on data.
  • Experience in managing/developing people and influencing different levels of management
  • Experience in a regulated environment
  • A real engaging passion for Business excellence
  • A proven track record of progressively responsible experience in a fast paced, high tech and high volume environment
  • Proven communication, leadership, influencing, technical and problem solving skills.
  • Self-directed and highly motivated with the ability to prioritize and make decisions.
  • Successful experience in program management and ability to manage network and matrix relations
  • Strong personal accountability for project throughout its lifecycle.

Bausch & Lomb is committed to equal employment opportunity and complies with equal employment opportunity laws in effect wherever it operates.