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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Vice President – ISC, Specimen Management (SM) in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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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.

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.

This Vice President - ISC, Specimen Management (SM) will have overall responsibility for leading and directing all manufacturing sites under BD Life Sciences segment’s Specimen Management (SM) business and its associated support functions (domestic and international). This Senior Leader will be responsible for manufacturing strategies, plant SQDC performance, long-range capacity planning, cost improvement, customer service performance, inventory management, and the building of future talent. This role is accountable to lead the PI Platform globally and provides oversight and leadership to sites globally throughout US, Puerto Rico, and UK as well as Business Integrators in the SM Business Unit. Additionally, this role has the responsibility for long-term strategies for optimization of manufacturing operations in collaboration with global functions and in concert with the development and effective execution of the overall Global ISC Strategy.

This role will also have significant interface with manufacturing sites outside of their direct responsibility requiring significant collaboration with peers in broader SM/BD Interventional/BDX.

This role will report directly to the SVP ISC, Operational Performance (OP) with a reporting matrix to the SM BU President and participate on the SM Division Management Board and the OP leadership team.


Strategy & Performance:

  • Translates BU/Platforms strategy into a global Integrated Supply Chain strategy.

  • Fosters continuous improvement in safety, quality, cost, delivery, and manufacturing best practices.

  • Drives a growth mindset and lean thinking/manufacturing concepts through all manufacturing and administrative functions with a focus on improving end-to-end value streams.

  • Commits to, champions, and models the BD Excellence program across the manufacturing network.

  • Drives targeted performance in the Integrated Supply Chain end-to-end.

  • Works collaboratively with Manufacturing Leaders and Teams to develop, implement, and leverage creative solutions to solve business needs within the manufacturing network.

  • Ensures with support of global functions a capex strategy is in place to deliver on long term BU growth plans.

  • Consistently evaluates network optimization and overall architecture development including the sterilization and logistics network.

  • Matures and executes Digital Roadmap through selective technology strategy and investment plan to achieve Cost, Cash and Services targets enabling growth for the business.

  • Facilitates learning, knowledge sharing, and benchmarking across plants to identify deficiencies and excellence in plant operational and business effectiveness.

  • Supports the ISC NPD strategy including (but not limited to) fit for manufacturing, network architecture, capability requirements and supplier selection.

  • Ensures compliance of manufacturing facilities and divisional locations to Quality/Safety/Regulatory/EEOC/Environmental Regulations/ESG goals.

  • Has ownership and responsibility of inventory objectives and accomplishment of service level goals.

  • Manages Finished Goods Product planning activities against divisional objectives.

Organizational & Planning:

  • Partners with Business leaders to ensure effective execution of the S&OP and long-term planning processes.

  • Integrates functional approaches across the E2E Value Stream.

  • Manages large complex matrixed organizations and builds partnerships with BU, IQSC functional/regional peers to define and execute ISC strategy in response to market and technology changes, & the business transformation

  • Develops, communicates, and executes ISC strategic priorities, including inventory reduction and optimization, across organization, ensuring alignment to goals.

  • Drives the Agile Supply Chain.

People Leadership & Culture:

  • Provides leadership and has full accountability for end-to-end ISC performance, including day-to-day oversight of manufacturing operations, ensuring short- and long-term goals are met, and capability building.

  • Provides ongoing feedback regarding performance against objectives.

  • Leads organization’s strategy to achieve “Global Employer of Choice”, including ensuring execution of The Good Jobs Strategy, robust talent pool, succession plans and ongoing associate development.

  • Drives high engagement: Acts as a Servant Leader by leading through a people-first mentality, empowering teams, and removing obstacles impeding our collective success, and fosters an inclusive and a speak up culture that values diverse perspectives and makes us stronger together.

  • Exemplifies the Health, Safety, & Well-Being Culture at all levels of the organization, ensuring that all associates have safe equipment/processes and environments free of hazards.

  • Inspires and empowers a Quality Culture as the foundation of patient and customer trust in everything we do.

  • Acts as a role model in adopting a growth mindset by learning and improving every day and creating a culture that prioritizes learning and helping each other be great.

Network & Representation

  • Effectively networks across the BDX Business/Region/Central teams to build trust and influence as well as leverage expertise to drive results.

  • Participates, as necessary, in due diligence activities for acquisitions of companies, product lines and new technology.

  • Key member of SM ISC as well as SM Business Unit Leadership Team.


  • Minimum BS\BA required; Engineering concentration preferred.

  • MBA preferred.

  • Ten (10) years direct experience in operations leadership, including developing and executing operations strategies.

  • Plant Management experience required. Experience leading multiple facilities required.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive transformational change.

  • Independent and autonomous in driving global Supply Chain priorities.

  • Hands on experience in supply planning, SIOP/IBP, ERP, MRP and advanced analytics.

  • Demonstrates strong results orientation.

  • Proven track-record of implementing change, driving cost improvements, and increasing efficiencies.

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to optimally network and collaborate with all levels of the organization.

  • Prior experience in a Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma environment.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, and Mindset:

  • Experience in discrete medical device manufacturing preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications with an ability to engage and mobilize individuals, teams, and the broader organization.

  • Proven track-record of building strong teams and a talent pipeline.

  • Demonstrated experience coaching and mentoring.

  • Proven track-record of building a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.

  • Collaborative mindset, appetite for curiosity, and embraces challenge.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience working in more than one country and/or leading global teams.

Physical Demands:

• Work with standard office equipment, computers, and phone

Work Environment:

  • Office setting

  • Global travel required up to 50%

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve 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. You will have the opportunity to help shape the trajectory of BD while leaving a legacy at the same time. And through the organization’s investment in BD University, you will continually level up your tech skills and expertise.

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.

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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.