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POST DATE 9/19/2017
END DATE 1/16/2018

Maxim Integrated San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Minimum Degree Required
Bachelor's Degree

Career Level
Non-Manager - Experienced (10+ years exp)

Job Description

Maxim Integrated is a highly successful, $2.31 billion company. With offices and manufacturing sites around the world, we design award-winning semiconductors that make the world more integrated. We also know that it s our people who make us a great company. So we reward bold thinking, teamwork, personal growth, and community involvement. Want to make a difference and be challenged every day* Join us at Maxim Integrated. With analog integration, the possibilities are endless.

We are currently seeking a Senior Business Process Improvement Specialist based at our corporate headquarters in San Jose, CA.

Span of Authority:
Collaborates with team members and director to determine methods and procedures on new projects. Exercises judgment in recommending methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Represents the face of business process improvement leadership initiatives at Maxim.

Business Process Improvement Responsibility:
Responsible for identifying the right approach and Lean methodology to engage with the business for flushing out the improvement events that will transform the various business processes that are in scope. Manage the roadmap of events and ensure that all required preparation is done and resources are available to enable the events to proceed. Facilitate the events to achieve the agreed upon scope and objectives. Provide leadership in the events to stay on the charter agreed to. Project manage follow-up action plans and assure that progress and obstacles are communicated following the events.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Lead internal and external personnel assigned as project resources. Negotiate assignment of critical resources.

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Job Knowledge:
Extensive knowledge of program and project management methodology, planning, control and communication techniques. Strong knowledge of semiconductor industry sales /operations /product development /design process.

Lean Certification in Business Process Improvement Have experience in hosting value stream mapping and business process improvement, kaizen , events. Proven track record in facilitating the development of roadmaps of improvement events for transforming business processes where the greatest opportunity exists and achieving a 30-40% improvement.

Apply expertise to project management challenges. Develop strategies integrating processes that deliver cost savings, performance and yield. Demonstrates broad knowledge and experience with roles and interrelationships of business units and functions.

Strategic Thinking / Setting Winning Goals:
Understand the bigger picture of how the project impacts other business units or functions within the company worldwide. Proactively manage and own the project plan process. Recommend solutions to improve the project and process. Identify risks associated with implementation and development of contingency plans.

Performance Management / Accountability:
Maxim sets high standards and expects individual initiative. We promote and rewards positive results and behavior. We expect the successful candidate to work effectively on major initiatives with little direction or supervision and that he or she keep senior leadership and stakeholders informed as needed.

Problem Solving / Analysis:
Select methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, with management support. Bring logical options and solutions to management, supported by well-thought-out analysis. Quickly identify red flags, patterns and issues supported by data.

Influencing / Negotiating:
Strong communication skills. Promote ideas and proposals persuasively. Effectively shape stakeholder opinions and drives process.

Managing Client and Stakeholder Expectations:
Actively negotiate the terms of client and stakeholder relationships and articulate what's expected from both sides of the partnership. Instrumental in helping team members establish healthy, collaborative relationships. Definepractices and processes for managing client and stakeholder expectations.

Demonstrate ability to influence senior leaders. Keep team focused on most critical project goals and initiatives. Set high expectations, communicate vision and influence others to achieve team goals. Model professionalism and leading by example. Is respected by and will provide guidance to less senior team members. Inspire commitment and high energy from the team.

Teamwork / Collaboration:
Work effectively with others to develop and carry out implementation strategies. Drive decision closure across organizational boundaries. Gain buy-in and consider interests of all stakeholders when introducing change. Create formal networks involving coordination among groups.

Set and maintain high quality standards for Business Unit Function. Challenge organizational practices that erode quality.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or Science and 10+ years experience. Or, graduate degree and 8+ years experience.

Maxim is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration fr employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Visa Sponsorship Available

Maxim Integrated is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer