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Senior Director – Manufacturing

Company: Avantor
Location: Solon
Posted on: September 17, 2020

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Senior Director Manufacturing Management Jobs in Solon, OH. Hiring SurgeThis company is in a hiring surge in response to COVID-19. Job. Company. Rating. Reviews. Job Summary. Avantor is a leading global provider of mission critical products and services to customers in the life sciences and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. We operate in more than 30 countries and deliver an extensive portfolio of products and services. We set science in motion to create a better world.. The Senior Director – Manufacturing role would be responsible for multi-site, cross functional leadership in the achievement of safety, quality, delivery, profitability, and people development performance. This position oversees the development and execution of growth and performance improvement strategies for the sites in scope, as well as tactical operations including but not limited to Safety, Quality, Finance, Planning, Production, Warehouse, Distribution, and Maintenance.. This Senior Director – Manufacturing role is responsible for the Solon, OH and Aurora, OH manufacturing sites. These sites service the growing Biopharma and Diagnostics markets, and together represent a significant portion of the manufacturing footprint in North America. As such, the role often engages with stakeholders across Avantor and its customers. This role is designed with the intention to develop future Supply Chain and Operations executives within Avantor.. MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Implements relevant operational metrics to identify improvement opportunities, enable decision-making, and track performance in a fact-based manner; ensures these metrics are maintained and reported appropriately.. Works with Planning, Product Development, and Commercial to ensure warehouse and production capacity is aligned with open orders, forecasted demand, and business development efforts.. Develops and executes strategies to improve asset and people productivity and efficiency, including but limited to streamlining workflows and material movement, reducing unproductive time, and optimizing equipment utilization.. Works with Finance to develop and cascade site-wide and department level budgets, driving strategies to reduce costs and allocating spend in the most efficient manner to achieve financial targets.. Develops a 3-year capital plans for the sites that complement commercial and supply chain strategies, assembles compelling and credible capital expense project proposals, and ensures timely and on budget execution of capital projects.. Responsible for communications with associates at the sites on topics such as site strategies and objectives, Avantor global messaging, and other topics as appropriate.. Develops and leads a high performing, collaborative, and accountable team across the sites, departments and functions.. Responsible for associate development, timely and balanced performance reviews of direct organization, and leadership succession planning.. Drives the development, initiation, and/or improvement of products, processes, equipment, or technology.. Maintains discipline and morale; consults and advises managers regarding employee problems and necessary disciplinary actions; handles employee complaints in accordance with company policy.. Proactively contributes to the development of, and supports Avantor strategic plans and projects.. Maintains a safe work environment, ensures sites follow all safety and environmental regulations, and builds a safety focused culture.. Ensures all compliance needs are met, including supporting and enforcing quality system and regulatory policies, work instructions, and applicable regulatory requirements.. Ensure daily coordination and alignment across all departments and both sites in completing production orders safely and on time, while meeting all quality and regulatory requirements.. Ensure warehouses are organized, and that inventory quantities and locations are accurate.. Ensure equipment reliability and performance meets the needs of the business.. Ensures staff is properly onboarded and trained to safely, effectively, and efficiently complete their job while complying with company and regulatory policies and procedures.. Performs other duties as assigned.. QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications). College degree required, preferably in Engineering or Operations related field.. Minimum of 15 years experience in a combination of production, planning, quality, warehouse, distribution, or operations oriented activities required, with 5+ years plant leadership experience.. Strong financial acumen, and experience owning full site financial performance is required.. Experience with operational and process excellence tools, such as Lean, Six Sigma, 5S, etc. is required.. Experience with enterprise resource planning and warehouse management systems, such as SAP or Oracle, is preferred, but not required.. Experience in batch specialty chemical or cGMP manufacturing operations is preferred, but not required.. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently). Strong leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a total quality team environment. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills. Knowledge and application of Root Cause Analysis. Proven success in a team oriented, matrix organization. Ability to learn various data base and MRP systems. Ability to manage and continuously improve processes. High energy and eagerness to drive improvements. Excellent team building skills. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Excellent presentation skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions). Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.. Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.. A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.. Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.. DISCLAIMER:. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.. EEO Statement. We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.. EEO is the Law. OFCCP EEO Supplement. PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION. 3rd party non-solicitation policy. By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation. Get alerts to jobs like this, to your inbox.

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