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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) VP of Operations Strategy in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description Summary

The VP Strategic Operations is responsible for creating and directing an integrated team to achieve the operational key business objectives of the respective BU, to provide superior products and services to BD customers worldwide, work collaboratively with all other BD and BDX counterparts, achieve functional excellence in Operations, and ensure all BD operations are conducted in compliance with all legal, regulatory and BD requirements. The VP Strategic Operations will lead the FY2030 Segment Operations strategy development and support the execution (end to end).

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

The VP Strategic Operations is a critical member of the WW Operations team. Reporting to the SVP WW Operations, he/she will work closely with peers in Supply Chain, Quality, Regulatory, R&D, Finance, HR, Med Affairs, Marketing and commercial organizations. He/ she is also expected to effectively work with the regional organizations in executing on this strategy. The VP Strategic Operations is also accountable to establish, facilitate, and develop strategies for the Segment to ensure alignment with business and corporate strategies. He/She will lead the ASR process for the Segment Leadership team. He/She will lead the architectural strategy for the Segment, working with Business, Supply Chain, Regulatory, Legal, and HR teams. The VP Strategic Operations is responsible to understand the digital impacts and implications in manufacturing, emerging trends and innovations in manufacturing operations, what are the best practices for achieving cost optimization in manufacturing and to best align and integrate manufacturing capability with the cross-functional supply chain.

Duties / Accountabilities:

  • Interface with business, corporate, and functional teams to ensure consistency and alignment of strategies.

  • Manage strategy meetings to review and ensure progress towards strategic objectives.

  • Influence decisions that affect strategic positioning of businesses and functions.

  • Define how BD core capabilities create and deliver value.

  • Define strategic priorities and ensure that capabilities are in place or are being developed to deliver on strategic choices.

  • Establish and maintain processes for creating, reviewing, and communicating our strategy.

  • Design and implement management systems to measure progress towards attainment of strategic goals.

  • Propose and guide the selection of improvement programs that build unique and difficult-to-copy skills and capabilities, aligned with defined strategies.

  • Coordinate manufacturing network architecture strategy development across the Medical Segment.

  • Lead strategy development and drive SQDC performance for North American Molding Center (NAMc)

  • Develops and maintains an organizational design that is aligned with the achievement of overall business objectives and is responsive to customer needs. Creates an environment that is oriented to exceeding customer expectations with particular emphasis on quality and service.

  • Demonstrates effective business leadership as part of the BD Leadership team and participates as a BD Worldwide Team member.

  • Committed to the implementation and use of BD tools and processes including Lean, Category Management, Six Sigma, Validation, and SAP.

  • Collaborates with other functions to ensure that multi-functional plans and goals are developed. Measures and communicates progress to ensure that the desired results are achieved.

  • Carries out Human Resource management responsibilities such as hiring, job assignments, terminations, transfers, promotion, salary actions, and performance reviews in a high quality, timely manner.

  • Attract and retain diverse talent and play an integral role in the professional development of direct reports. Develop a succession plan for key managers/leaders and ensure a growing bench is available and well prepared to assume responsibility for senior level manufacturing and operations roles around the world.

  • Exercises responsibility for associate learning and development, motivation, recognition and reward. Builds strong diverse teams that demonstrate BD Values and strive for continuous improvement. Has a track record of developing talent and preparing them for broader roles in the company.

  • Implements Affirmative Action Plan as it applies to Operations function. Monitors performance and relationships among associates supervised to prevent discriminatory acts or comments and encourages diversity.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of key US and foreign regulations affecting the business and assures compliance with those regulations. May recommend changes to practices and procedures to ensure compliance with the regulations. Demonstrates through actions and communicates the critical importance of regulatory compliance to Operations associates.

  • Works closely with the regions to ensure product supply requirements are met and growth strategies are understood

  • Establishes and monitors safety goals and objectives. Supports Corporate and Business Safety policies and procedures through communication with associates. Ensures implementation of a robust Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) program.


BD is looking for Operations leaders who bring along a proven track record in driving the development and delivery of efficient and effective operations organizations. He/she has experience operating in a regulated life sciences and technically complex product environment. The ability to act effectively in a complex, global organization, where skills of influence are equally as important as those of leadership is particularly important. The VP Strategic Operations position at BD requires an executive who is able to drive change and shape the future.

The successful candidate will be a senior Operations leader from a global device/life sciences (or other relevant industry) background, who has built best-in-class operations organizations. This includes a strong track record in delivering innovative initiatives in operational excellence, cost reductions and driving end-to-end supply chain improvement. He/she has shown the ability to deliver results in larger matrix organizations and has acted across the full range of value chain activities; given the breadth of this end-to-end Operations role, a suitable candidate will need to have deep functional skills and master the different sub-functional areas in an integrated supply chain and operations environment. Required experience includes:

  • 10+ years of progressive manufacturing leadership experience in a high-volume low mix manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Having acquired experiences in both process manufacturing and discrete manufacturing environments would be a significant advantage.

  • A bachelor’s degree (preferably in a technical field) is required, and an MBA or other advanced degree is highly desired.

  • Broad business knowledge of Manufacturing, Engineering, Customer Service, Human Resources, Environmental, Health, and Safety, Finance, Materials Management, Facilities, Project Management, Quality Systems, and ISO.

  • Working knowledge of Operations, especially pertaining to customer expectations for service support and order fulfillment, both internal and external to the business.

  • Superior strategy development skills and have the ability to effectively communicate the Global Operations and Global Manufacturing visions, strategy and results to a wide audience.

  • Working knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Lean/Six Sigma Certification preferred.

  • Thorough understanding of MRP II and ERP systems. Knowledge of FDA Regulations and ISO is strongly desired. Must have working knowledge of SAP.

  • Metric-oriented with strong analytical skills and the ability to comprehend broad sets of data (especially financial).

Additional Qualifications

  • Effective in developing and setting operational goals and metrics. Effective organization and planning skills.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in providing functional and business leadership. Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse, global workforce.

  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions while coordinating multiple project, programs, variables and priorities. Requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Effective communications up/down and across the organization.

  • Proven execution expertise.

  • Must have influence skills to work across all levels of BD to gain support and drive team results.

Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional Locations

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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.

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.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email