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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) VP, Operational Excellence in Eysins, Switzerland

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About BD

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. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers.

Job Description

We are the makers of possible

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities.

Why join us?

A career at BD means learning and working alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. You will have the opportunity to help shape the trajectory of BD while leaving a legacy at the same time.

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.

Become a maker of possible with us!

Our vision for Supply Chain at BD

The Supply Chain team are responsible to bringing billions of life-saving medical devices and diagnostics tests, high-tech instruments and equipment to customers and patients all over the world. Our aim is deliver these products at an affordable cost and of the highest quality.

About the role

As VP, Operational Excellence you will be responsible for developing strategies and innovative solutions using best-in-class industry and digital practices to advance the BD Excellence management system. You will focus on accelerating and optimizing performance as well as driving standardization to improve value creation across Integrated Supply Chain global footprint. You will also drive lean management adoption across the enterprise. The key activities of the role are to assess, plan and implement all elements of transformational performance to improve year-on-year efficiency, cost leadership and operational excellence.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading Operational Excellence strategy, driving a culture of continuous improvement and “zero loss mindset”

  • Supporting leadership team in creating strategic vision of improvement goals and governance process to ensure achievement of Key Performance Indicators

  • Owning the “BD Excellence” Operating System - driving a strategic approach to optimize the End-to-End ISC manufacturing and supply chain network making sure key ISC Strategic deliverables are met. Working closely with the SVP of Performance to meet Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost objectives.

  • Leading strategy and deployment of kaizen events including Shingijutsu

  • Owning process and governance for major ISC initiatives and strategic projects - working closely with Business Units, regions, and other functions to ensure delivery of committed savings

  • Promoting innovation across the Integrated Supply Chain organization and serving as a change agent to facilitate strategic technological shifts / introductions.

  • Developing future talents and continuous improvement capabilities and supporting the adoption of lean management at the enterprise level

  • Provides ongoing coaching to accelerate adoption of lean principles.

About you

We are looking for experienced leader with shown use of manufacturing technology and business process systems resulting in efficiency improvement (i.e. Six Sigma process capability, improved OEE’s), proven reducing cost of manufacturing, and identification, sharing, and cross business adoption of applicable technology innovation.

Your other attributes include:

  • In-depth knowledge of Lean methodology, CI tools and concepts. Experience leading a lean / continuous improvement transformation

  • Strong leadership - proven track record to effectively empower teams, influence across a matrix and drive collaboration.

  • Global experience in the design, development, and commercialization of complex high-speed automation and discrete manufacturing systems

  • Detailed knowledge of cost systems, quality systems, management principles and practices, manufacturing equipment and processes, and new product development processes.

  • Knowledge of regulatory framework for Medical Devices, federal, state, or local mandates including, but not limited to, FDA, OSHA, EPA, SFDA, etc.

  • Project Management Experience

In addition:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering

  • Certifications: Six Sigma, Lean and / or Design for Six Sigma

  • Experience in medical device manufacturing

Click on apply if this sounds like you!

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

To learn more about BD visit: https://bd.com/careers

Primary Work Location

CHE Eysins - Business Park Terre-Bonne

Additional Locations

Work Shift

CH FT 0900-1700 (Switzerland)

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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