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Senior Manager, Downstream Operations

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • $117K - $175.5K
  • Carlsbad

Requirements

  • A Bachelor's Degree is required; an advanced degree such as an MBA is a plus.
  • Experience:
  • 3+ years of experience in ISO or cGMP-regulated manufacturing environment.
  • 6+ years of progression in manufacturing leadership positions of increasing responsibility, with a preference for experience in reagent consumables manufacturing.
  • Multi-shift management experience preferred.
  • ERP system knowledge and an understanding of cost accounting/standard manufacturing financials.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership abilities with the capability to use diverse resources, respond quickly, understand the impact of changes and decisions, facilitate agreement, build collaborative relationships, and understand internal and external customer needs.
  • Knowledge of process engineering, standardization, and documentation with a track record of planning, implementing, and administering programs to achieve business objectives.
  • Knowledge, experience, or training in Practical Process Improvement (PPI) or other Lean techniques and proficiency in process auditing.
  • Ability to lead and organizational change.
  • Project management training is a plus.
  • Knowledge of finance, engineering, planning, EH&S, facilities, manufacturing, and quality.
  • 5-10% travel as needed

Responsibilities

  • Maintains a high level of safety awareness among associates, follows all ISO & Regulatory Compliance standards, and implements 5S principles.
  • Provides guidance, direction & leadership to ensure that parts are manufactured with the highest level of quality in a safe and timely manner.
  • Conducts fact-based analysis using lean techniques to bring value, eliminate waste & drive continuous process improvement related to safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity.
  • Mentors and supports career development plans and performs team performance evaluations.
  • Develops and drives strategy for team capacity, equipment and capital planning, flow and manufacturing footprint management, and program initiatives in support of strategic plant plan and annual objectives.
  • Develops team critical metrics and trends. Identifies gaps, evaluates root causes with a data-driven approach, and implements countermeasures.
  • Handles expenses to meet budgets and financial objectives and proactively seeks opportunities to drive improvement of the operating results.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper staffing levels, scheduling & organizing work assignments within the company policies and procedures.
  • Provides leadership guidance during Gemba walks.
  • Active participant in Sales, Inventory, and Operation Planning (SIOP) processes to anticipate and address demand and capacity needs and optimize inventory balance.
  • Acts as a liaison with Product Managers/Business Leaders and members of other operations departments and sites
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

FAQs

What qualifications are required for the Senior Manager, Downstream Operations role?

A Bachelor's Degree is required; an advanced degree such as an MBA is a plus. The candidate should have 3+ years of experience in ISO or cGMP-regulated manufacturing environment, 6+ years of progression in manufacturing leadership positions of increasing responsibility, and preferably experience in reagent consumables manufacturing. Multi-shift management experience is preferred, along with ERP system knowledge and an understanding of cost accounting/standard manufacturing financials.

What are the key responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Downstream Operations?

The Senior Manager is responsible for maintaining safety awareness, following ISO & Regulatory Compliance standards, implementing 5S principles, and providing guidance, leadership, and direction to ensure high-quality manufacturing. They also drive continuous process improvement, mentor team members, develop strategies for team capacity, and participate in Sales, Inventory, and Operation Planning processes, among other duties.

What skills and abilities are important for the Senior Manager, Downstream Operations role?

The candidate must demonstrate strong leadership abilities, be able to use diverse resources, respond quickly to changes, understand customer needs, and build collaborative relationships. They should have knowledge of process engineering, standardization, documentation, and experience with Lean techniques. Project management training is a plus, as well as knowledge of finance, engineering, planning, EH&S, facilities, manufacturing, and quality.

Is travel required for the Senior Manager, Downstream Operations position?

The role may require around 5-10% travel as needed.

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