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Guerbet is a leader in medical imaging worldwide, offering a wide range of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, digital and AI solutions for diagnostic and interventional imaging, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

A pioneer since more than 90 years in the field of contrast media, Guerbet is continuously innovating with 9% of revenue dedicated to Research & Development and four centers in France, Israel and the United States.

Guerbet (GBT) is listed on Euronext Paris (segment B – mid caps) and generated €817 million in revenue in 2019 with a global workforce of over 2,800 employees.

Achieve, Cooperate, Care and Innovate are the values that Guerbet's employees share and practice every day. Working at Guerbet means playing a unique part in the future of medical imaging. Passionate about its business, the company strive day in, day out to combine performance, quality and sustainable development.

For more information about Guerbet, please go to www.guerbet.com  and follow Guerbet on Twitter @GuerbetGroup

 

Sr. Manager II (Manufacturing Director) of Manufacturing Operations

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

 


Under direction of the Plant Manager, this position determines and directs operations, plans, policies, and organization consistent with company policies and directly supervises their applications to the areas of responsibility.

Operations include : Component Preparation, Solution Formulation, Filling, Autoclaving, and Packaging of Vials and Syringes. 

As a Leader and Manager this candidate is expected to be a role model in exhibiting the behaviors and fostering the development of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, and Accountability.
 

YOUR KEY FUNCTIONS

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Oversee all operational aspects of the areas of responsibility including but not limited to:  safety, quality, delivery, service, manufacturing, department operating budgets and efficiencies, cost reduction programs, new product introductions, process improvements, personnel management, and special projects.
  • Responsible for seeing operational tasks are performed in a manner which aligns with the Company’s Quality System, Safety and Environmental Management System, and all governing regulatory bodies in the U.S. and Internationally.
  • Partner with quality leadership to ensure good quality and cGMP practices and their implementation in manufacturing. 
  • Develop, coach and mentor all team members.
  • Lead, coach and train employees toward team concepts and foster an environment of empowerment and high performance.
  • Oversee leadership staff and responsible for ensuring all employees within the area are properly trained in areas directly related to their job responsibilities as well as company policies, quality policies, and safety/environmental policies.
  • Responsible for driving creation and implementation of Cost Reduction Programs.
  • Support the site’s Continuous Improvement objectives. 
  • Drive Continuous Improvement philosophy and practices including but not limited to Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, TPM,TOC,  SMED, 5S, and OEE throughout the areas of responsibility.   
  • Responsible for monitoring weekly schedules and through interface with Planning and Logistics, ensure timely customer service. 
  • Responsible for annual budgeting of staffing, capital, spending and standards.
  • Responsible for all special projects assigned by the Plant Manager, to include but not limited to Lean Manufacturing initiatives, six sigma projects, safety initiatives, etc.
  • Identify and implement career development plans for direct reports. 
  • Assist Quality Assurance personnel on product specification reviews.
  • Conduct departmental and skip level meetings with employees.
  • Set clear vision by ensuring goals and objectives are aligned with site strategies through performance management for each team member. 
  • Lead and/or support all investigations, manufacturing exceptions, product failures, RCA and customer complaints at the appropriate level with complete and comprehensive detail.

 

DEPARTMENT SPECFIC/NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • All other duties as assigned with or without accommodations.
  • Directly supervises salaried, direct and indirect labor employees.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and respond to emergency calls at all hours
  • Occasional travel (less than 10%) to other manufacturing locations, or corporate headquarters for development or to support inter-plant collaborative initiatives.
     

YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Manufacturing experience in parenteral/injectable products (preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or a related field.  MBA Preferred.
  • 7+ years of manufacturing operations experience in Pharmaceuticals or related field, preferably in a cGMP environment.  7+ years of supervisory/ leadership experience required. 
  • Six Sigma or  Lean Manufacturing Certification

 

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES: 

 

  • Must be approachable and able to collaborate with support groups
  • Knowledge of FDA and cGMP regulations and requirements.
  • Must be a change agent and drive continuous improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and coach others
  • Ability to give focus, structure, and direction to execute goals
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Solid conflict resolution skills
  • Action oriented/drive for results
  •  Able to deal effectively with ambiguity
  • Must have excellent decision making, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizing and planning skills
  • Team orientation/strong team player
  • Managerial courage
  • Detailed-oriented with the ability to work under tight deadlines. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/SCOPE:

  • Reports directly to the Plant Manager
  • Directly supervises Production Superintendent, Production Supervisors and indirectly supervises all of the production hourly positions
  • This position is responsible for advising upper management on operational performance and personnel relationships in the plant. Position works closely with all plant departments and department managers which include maintenance, engineering, quality, materials, HR and finance.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is divided equally between the office and plant environment. Both are clean and environmentally controlled.
  • This position requires some travel.