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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3082

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jan 7, 2021

Continuous Improvement Champion

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Life Sciences division at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.

Job Description


The Continuous Improvement Leader/ATS Business Model (ABM) Leader is responsible for promoting and facilitating the successful implementation of the ATS Business Model within ATS Automation, and specifically with continuous improvement, goal deployment (Hoshin planning), lean, and growth specific actions throughout Cambridge Life Sciences. 


•    Drive ever-improving results by leveraging ATS Business Model (ABM) tools, consulting skills, and change management process. 
•    Assist in establishing and achieving the Goal Deployment and Strategic Plan objectives related to ATS Automation, Cambridge Life Sciences.
•    Assist ATS leadership in the development and execution of the ABM roadmap at Cambridge Life Sciences
•    Directly provide formal and informal ABM training and coaching 
•    Ensure and assist in facilitating productive kaizen events 
•    Promote and facilitate diagnosis of workflow impediments and other wastes throughout the business, and provide expert counsel on appropriate tools to eliminate them 
•    Promote and facilitate associate development in various ABM tools, transactional improvements, and kaizen leadership 
•    Driving ABM culture and building ABM excellence within the organization and specifically Cambridge Life Sciences.
•    Benchmark and incorporate best practices 



A four-year Engineering degree or equivalent is required, specializing in electronics, electrical, mechanical or controls engineering is preferred.  MBA or master’s degree is also preferred.


•    4-8 years of Commercial Operations, Engineering, Transactional or Product Management experience 
•    Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a “general manager’s” point of view 
•    Ability to design, develop, and implement an ABM roadmap for an operating business 
•    Mastery of a variety of ABM (lean) tools (or six sigma or equivalent continuous improvement tools) 
•    Superior communications skills including being able to communicate to all levels of the organization including those where English is not their primary language 
•    Superior training skills and adult learning theory 
•    Superior consulting/influencing skills 
•    Familiarity with various operational and commercial process and tools (eg. Sales, order processing, distributor management, CRM, ERP) 
•    Hands-on experience implementing continuous improvements (ABM), including Transactional Process Improvements 
•    Exposure to and participation in a wide variety of training environments 
•    Good writing and administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, etc.) 
•    Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management 
•    All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 
•    ATS Systems North America is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Why Join ATS?​

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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