Job ID R-415717 Date posted 10/19/2021 Apply

Manufacturing Operations Manager (Prepared Plated Media)

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,diagnosticsand 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. 

Manager Manufacturing Operations is responsible for the leadership and direction of manufacturing operations. This position coordinates the utilization of all plant direct labor to insure plant goals are accomplished and are in alignment with business objectives. Works closely with Customer Support Services, Manufacturing Engineering, and QMRC teams around all business activities. Accountable for financial performance, enhancing organizational capability, employee engagement and driving continuous improvement initiatives. Also accountable for safety, “working together” elements, resolving priority issues, multi-directional communication and resource allocation within and across departments. This role reports directly reports to the plant leader. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Inspirational leader that plans and directs production activities and establishes manufacturing priorities for manufacturing activities to maintain quality, cost, and customer service expectations within a safe working environment.

  • Participates in the coordination of Plant team and infrastructure design.  Helps identify problem areas and implement changes to improve performance. Champions all Lean Daily Management System (LDMS) elements and strives for continuous improvement in all plant areas.  Serves as a change agent in driving continuous improvement initiatives

  • Manages the supervisor team and is responsible in selection, training, and coaching the supervisors. Leads overall associate engagement strategies with supervisors.  Serves as a cultural ambassador across manufacturing operations.

  • Facilitates the team in developing and implementing recognition and reward, training initiatives, and development initiatives.

  • Leads cross functional collaboration with the functional department managers (Quality, Engineering, Planning, Procurement, Service, Accounting, etc.), to continuously drive best practices and overall operational excellence.

  • Establishes an environment to assure the team seeks out customer needs and strives for customer satisfaction at all times.

  • Establishes a working environment that fosters participation within and between teams, plants, functions, businesses and divisions within BD.

  • Provides communication cross functional teams on the state of the business, plant goals and business strategies.

  • Develops and manages budget performance for areas of responsibility.

  • All functional activities will be performed in accordance with Plant Operating Procedures, GPDS guidelines, and all applicable BDDS Quality Procedures.


Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Proven leadership and ability to mentor, coach, and develop other associates. 
  • BS degree or 5 years of equivalent work experience in a manufacturing environment. (Medical devices/pharma preferred)
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years leadership experience with direct supervisor responsibility.
  • Broad knowledge of high-performance manufacturing, FDA regulatory requirements, validation concepts and techniques, cost accounting, within Business and Finance will be considered.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing, six sigma, and category management is desirable along with MRP and production order transaction maintenance experience using SAP or an equivalent product.
  • Knowledge and experience with the ISO quality systems or equivalent.
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, fluency in interpreting and modeling the BD values, ability to seek input from others, ability to relinquish control, and knowledge of current and anticipated customer needs.

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. 

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