Job ID R-387577 Date posted 04/02/2021 BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Apply

Manufacturing Director - Plymouth

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, diagnostics and 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.

BD Plymouth is a state-of-the-art Manufacturing 27-acre site dedicated to our Specimen Management products. It is a fast-paced environment with 60 million products manufactured each week among 200 references.

The Manufacturing Director is responsible for all operational and security of our plant. You manage all phases of the Plymouth manufacturing operations to provide the highest quality products at competing price levels.

Reporting to the Senior Director Manufacturing, you coordinate all plant activities with special emphasis to ensure FDA compliances, ISO Certification and ensure that our policies and procedures meet UK specific & EU agencies directives (i.e.: EEOC, cGMP, OSHA, EPA, etc.).

You establish all SQDC&P along with ambitious cost objectives, capacity planning, attainment of production schedules, productivity and efficiency improvements.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of all buildings, facilities, grounds and equipment aligned with established company policies and government agency regulations.

  • Development and management of annual budgets and financial performance.

  • Periodic visits to customer locations to understand all product use and see opportunities to enhance our service and quality levels to the customer through improved manufacturing processes.

  • Establish vendor improvement programs which will improve the quality, cost and service capability of vendors to the manufacturing facility.

  • Ensure maximum utilization of assets including equipment, facility and work in process or finished goods inventory dollars to achieve the highest possible return on investment.

  • Leading the planning and implementation of cost reduction programs, waste reduction, quality improvement, and productivity improvement programs together with R&D and Quality.

  • Encouraging the understanding and use of new technologies geared to improving product quality or manufacturing efficiencies.

About you

We are looking for strong people leaders with proven industrial experience, including complete familiarity with operating policies and Corporate and Divisional service organisation. Experience in a similar environment (fast-paced delivering high volumes) will be essential for success in the role. We are open to candidates coming from other industries.

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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.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, or any other protected status.

Primary Work Location

GBR Plymouth - Belliver Industrial Estate

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