Job ID R-469496 Date posted 05/23/2023

Senior Director - Global Operational Excellence

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

About the role

This is an opportunity to participate in the renewal of an organization that is looking to move toward a proactive and standardized Continuous Improvement system and mentality.

Reporting to Vice President of Operational Excellence, this role is responsible for developing Lean capabilities and supporting the implementation of BD Excellence across the Life Science Segment Manufacturing and End2End network. As a business partner to the BD Life Science Segment Integrated Supply Chain Senior Vice President and as a member of the respective Leadership Team, She/He will work to shape the deployment strategy of BD Excellence and support the implementation, ensuring speed and consistency to deliver tangible business impact.  

Key focus areas include primarily but not exclusively material and information flow optimization, scrap reduction and creation of quality process control in the plant, continuous reduction of not value-added activities to drive productivity improvement and development of people capabilities to accelerate progression of BD Excellence.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic and experienced leader with demonstrated skills in driving Lean transformation in large and matrixed organizations with operations located across different countries.

About you

We are looking for a strong OPEX leader with a proven track record in designing and implementing cross-company programs within large matrix networks with a keen eye for business . A practitioner in lean manufacturing techniques, you also bring experience in digital technology road mapping and strategy development. We are very open to candidates coming from outside of medtech/healthcare.

Other desirable attributes include:

  • Facilitation & Organizational change leadership skills.
  • Certified six-sigma black belt would be a strong plus (Master Black Belt preferred) or Lean leader with Manufacturing /supply chain/continuous improvement experience.
  • Confirmed experience preferably in both direct and indirect leadership roles
  • Project Management expertise

We are open to applications from candidates based in the following countries/regions:

  • US
  • Switzerland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Benelux
  • Austria
  • Nordics
  • Poland/CEE

This role is opened to internal and external candidates and has a closing date on May 31st, 2023.

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Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, or any other protected status.

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CHE Eysins - Business Park Terre-Bonne

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AUT Vienna - Handelskai, BEL Erembodegem - Dorp 86, IRL Dun Laoghaire - Pottery Road, IRL Limerick - Castletroy, ITA Milano - Via Enrico Cialdini, POL Wroclaw - Legnicka, PRT Porto - Rua Eng Ferreira Dias, SWE Stockholm - Marieviksgatan, USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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