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Operational Excellence Manager

Operational Excellence Manager

FPC of Atlanta

FPC of Atlanta

We are a leading science and technology company that offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

You will lead Operational Excellence activities at the site which includes coordinating OpEx-related initiatives at the site, building OpEx project portfolio, managing resources, driving project execution, and implementing best practices and knowledge transfer across the organization. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record in implementing and inspiring an organization for daily continuous improvement using their knowledge of lean manufacturing. As the Operational Excellence Manager, you will be responsible for:

Partnerships and collaboration 

  • Act as the main Point of Contact for all OpEx-related activities at the site and as a key partner for the site head
  • Collaborate with Excellence Execution project managers to coordinate project executions at the site
  • Act as site link to the Excellence PMO & Analytics function to provide inputs supporting e.g., standardized reports of savings and project progress.
  • Collaborate with the Excellence Production System roll-out site leads, external partners & global team (e.g., support with the implementation of specific tools, coaching, progress tracking, and culture building)
  • Collaborate to support building and delivering the OpEx learning curriculum.

Site performance management

  • Work together with the site leadership team to jointly define the site master plan (including  Production System development plan to targeted future state in terms of next levels and/or certification) and to provide status updates on OpEx-related topics (e.g., project progress)
  • Collect, analyze, and report data of current OpEx-related projects to the site leader (either own reports or insights provided by PMO & Analytics function on the basis of collected data)
  • Ensure definition and implementation of governance aspects incl. solid project charters & execution plans for each OpEx project with appropriate risk management
  • Portfolio management, capability steering, and knowledge transfer
  • Build the OpEx project portfolio for the site to achieve site targets (safety, quality, supply, people & cost) and prioritize within the OpEx project portfolio as part of the site leadership team

Drive specific projects at the site

  • Ensure resource availability for project execution and manage belt resources at the site assuring that site master plan targets / expected impact is achieved.
  • Implement best practices from other OpEx teams, and communicate own successes with other local OpEx and Excellence as well as the communities of excellence.
  • Bridge knowledge gaps in projects by requesting and managing/developing additionally required capabilities.
  • Demonstrated history in site operations preferred with experience in process/product engineering and in implementing improvement initiatives with impactful results, preferably in a leading position.
  • Industrial engineering/ supply chain/business administration degree/background
  • Lean Six Sigma Belt certification required.

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