Job ID R-414470 Date posted 11/09/2021 Apply

Manufacturing Manager

Job Description Summary

Reports directly to the Holdrege Plant Manager. This position is responsible for core manufacturing operations within the Holdrege plant, which includes the guidance and direction of manufacturing and selected support groups.
Coordinates the plant operational activities to ensure the safety of associates, high product quality standards and production schedules are met so that the P&L is positively managed at or below budgeted cost to established specifications

Job Description


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. 


  • Influences positive change and improvements through meaningful, effective communication with all levels of the plant and corporate Diabetes Care personnel. 

  • Responsible for the professional development of key leaders in the facility.

  • Develops and executes manufacturing strategy delivering on committed financial performance.

  • Through direct personal involvement, establishes Holdrege as a safe place to work

  • Provides Strategic, Operational, and Tactical leadership alignment and direction for the plant and their business unit

  • Maintains high performance standards for the execution of planned operations and initiatives, setting the tone for performance & culture that is in line with Holdrege goals. 

  • Drives and models a culture of continuous improvement and high quality. 

  • Develops individuals and leaders to grow organizational & personal capability

  • Builds strong interactive working and strategic relationships with Franklin Lakes personnel as well as with Holdrege associates.

  • Ensures regulatory compliance.

  • Provides effective leadership in teamwork development, effective communication and quick responses to internal & external stakeholders.

  • Selects and implements the best measures/metrics for BD Holdrege performance and customer satisfaction.

  • Coaches, consults and facilitates leaders, individuals and teams to achieve higher levels of performance and impact.

  • As an active member of the Leadership Team drives for shared results to meet our plant goals, culture, etc.

  • Travel, as required.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • BS/BA degree in Business, Engineering, Science or related subject required; MBA desired.

  • 3+ years of experience delivering results for a medium to large business (200+ associates).

  • Should have proven track record managing a business or sub-unit of a business.

  • A strong record of selecting and developing competent professional staff, who are energetic and forward thinking.

  • A track record of delivering positive results and continuous improvement

  • A track record of creating an effective, highly recognized and proactive organization well aligned with business strategy and needs and integrated with line operations.


  • Strong practical work experience (4+ years); experience in medical device, food or drug industries preferred (but not essential

  • Proven record of implementing and operating within data driven management systems.

  • Computer proficiency

  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations & other medical device regulatory compliance requirements an advantage

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement mythologies.

For most roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In limited circumstances, weekly testing for COVID-19 may be available instead of vaccination. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.


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/Affirmative Action 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, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status. 

Primary Work Location

USA NE - Holdrege

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US BD 1st Shift 8am-430pm (United States of America)

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