Catalent Pharma Solutions CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST in Aprilia, Italy

Job Description


The Continuous Improvement Specialist is a position within the Operations function and directly reports to the CI & Technology Manager of the site.

The main focus is on the management of the continuous improvement processes providing methodological support to the involved functions and to the site.

Areas of responsibility: management of cross-functional improvement projects, such as 5s development program, Six Sigma coordination and coaching, improvement of transactional flows, training on Lean methodologies and technical matters, support in the TPM implementation program.

This position requires strong work relationships with many functions like Operations, R&D, Engineering, Quality, EHS, Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance, etc. and both internal and external stakeholders.


  • In collaboration with functional leaders develops, manages and supervises the metrics system SQDCP using the visual dashboard and support the manager in organizing and doing the periodical staff meeting.

  • In collaboration with functional leaders (Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.) identifies improvement opportunities and together plans, implements and supervises improvement projects and activities of the area, sustaining the achieved results.

  • Identifies improvement opportunities through periodical GEMBA, the revision of the site metrics and feedback from internal and external clients.

  • Selects and prioritizes Operational Excellence projects managing the governance process, providing periodical updating to the Site Leadership Team.

  • Collaborates and contributes to initiatives of technological innovation and improvement of operatives departments (production, laboratories and maintenance).

  • Collaborates and contributes to the Global CI & Technology initiatives.

  • Spreads and improves the culture and competencies related to efficiency and continuous improvement within the company through Lean Six Sigma trainings, coaching and projects.

  • Participate to periodical best practices sharing conference calls with the CI & Technology network and implements them into within the site.


  • Degree in Engineering

  • At minimum 3 years of experience

  • Good English knowledge

  • Lean Six Sigma certification

  • Knowledge in statistics

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career – join the global drug development and delivery leader! You will help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply some of the over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Our highly skilled, dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving the health of patients by combining their personal expertise with advanced technologies to advance science and supply innovative new products of the highest quality to patients globally.

Why Catalent?

  • Gain unparalleled experience by working on multiple products and technologies – we launch nearly 200 new products for our customers each year.

  • We have 20 global pharmaceutical Product Development teams on five continents, who are, at any given time, working on over 700 new products and hundreds of ongoing clinical trials.

  • Our products include some of the latest life-saving medicines as well as some of the most well-known consumer health brands used by families every day.

  • Catalent’s more than 30 global facilities on 5 continents manufacture over 70 billion doses of over 7,000 important medicines and consumer health products.

  • Nearly 1 in 20 doses of medicines taken around the world has been touched by the Catalent team.

  • We have +1,100 patents on many superior patient-preferred technologies used by all the top pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health companies.

  • We established the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute to drive collaboration and scientific exchange among industry professionals, academics and partners.

  • Many of our 1,400+ scientists are regularly published in top industry journals and present at top industry conferences to advance knowledge sharing and the development of better life-saving medicines.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.