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Sr. Director, Manufacturing

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Location: Hazelwood, MO, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Manufacturing

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

Description

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to direct departmental functions (Reagents Manufacturing and Maintenance) at the St Louis Operations site to ensure that the corporate goals and objectives of the worldwide bioMerieux organization are achieved. In general, this requires the ability to direct the activities of multiple teams and provide opportunities to develop teamwork between departments. This position will be required to provide technical expertise and quality support through implementation of projects and continuous improvement activities. Must have the ability to identify projects and justify them to receive capital funding, and deliver the projects on time and budget. Also requires coordinating and overseeing the implementation of engineering projects related to automation, cost improvements, new product introductions, and scale-ups.  And finally, must have ability to develop and maintain a motivated and skilled production work force.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage Manufacturing – Manage the manufacturing groups to ensure customer satisfaction is maintained.  Deliver the forecasted product on schedule with no errors or nonconformities.   Maintain the complex manufacturing process and minimize lot loss and in process loss.  Maintain high employee morale, drive cooperation between departments and drive employee career development.
  • Automation and process improvement – Manage and provide technical expertise to projects related to automating and improving production processes in order to meet market demands and drive down the cost of goods sold (COGS).  Capital projects average $10 million annually.  Recommend and monitor the validation of process improvements and automated machinery to meet regulatory requirements. 
     
     
     
  • Manage and Maintain production Equipment – Ensure that the manufacturing areas are maintained so that production can continuously manufacture product in this 24/7 operation.  Manage the maintenance of the production equipment and monitor the performance utilizing the OEE system.  Direct modifications of the equipment to improve the performance.
  • Product Transfer – Validate the new processes to meet regulatory requirements and ensure the necessary procedures are in place to order raw materials and to make different batch sizes in order to meet market demand. 
  • CAPA Investigations – Manage and provide technical expertise to projects related to investigating failures in current product production or testing processes.  Also direct projects that address customer complaints related to product performance.  Recommend and monitor the implementation of preventive actions and process improvements resulting from these failure investigations. 
  • Cost Improvement and Risk Management – Manage and provide technical expertise to justify and implement cost improvement projects in Operations.  Direct projects that are conducted to qualify secondary vendors in order to reduce production and vendor-related risks. 
  • Finance – Ensure adherence to Departmental budgets.  This includes the maintenance of COGS, headcount, controllable, non-controllable expenditures and capital investments. 
Education, Skills, & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years in manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrated strengths in leadership, interpersonal skills, project management, creative thinking, problem solving, Communication on all levels, and the development of manufacturing systems and their deployment.
  • The industry is highly regulated and compliance with FDA, ISO, IVD, Medical Device, and other pertinent regulations and directives is required.

Please be aware that recruitment related scams are on the rise. Fraudulent job postings are being placed on other websites, and individuals posing as bioMérieux Talent Acquisition team members are reaching out via email or text message in an attempt to collect your personal and confidential information. In some cases, these scammers are also conducting bogus interviews prior to extending fraudulent offers of employment. Beware of individuals reaching out using general phone numbers and non-bioMerieux email domains (i.e. Hotmail.com, Gmail.com, Yahoo.com, etc.). If you are concerned that an interview experience or offer of employment might be a scam, please make sure you are searching for the posting on our careers site https://careers.biomerieux.com/ or contact us at [email protected].

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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