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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Operations Manager (m/f/i) in Wurmlingen, Germany

Job Description Summary

The OPS Manager plans, organizes and controls the V.Mueller UDI marking activities in close alignment with the sourcing and quality team within corporate, BU as well as local functional team members.

Job Description

You will be responsible to develop and organize in-house production flow as well as capacity planning and production schedules. Furthermore, you will drive the e valuation of operational SQDC metrics, especially bottle-neck process optimization, and work with cross-functional team to ensure site readiness for any new processes (i.e. fixtures, laser programs, storage locations, BOMs/routers).

Further responsibilities are:

  • Close alignment with US production / manufacturing counterparts to assure adherence to BD requirements

  • Act as interface between the BDI OPS team, the local V.Mueller sourcing and quality, as well as the various internal project teams

  • Adhere to validation and verification metrics within the production process

  • Responsibility for developing annual OPS budgets, strategic goals and target achievement metrics

  • Implement corporate goals (reduce production time, improve efficiency and turn-around time)

  • Supplier evaluation, price and contract negotiations for equipment related to UDI marking activities

  • Lead, manage team members responsible for operations

  • Train, monitor and coach team, set goals and provide feedback

  • Management of equipment repairs and cost. Work with quality team on PM and calibration schedule to prevent adverse impact on production

About you

You have a university degree in Business Economics, Finance or Industrial Engineering as well as appropriate professional experience in manufacturing of surgical instrumentation or similar technical products in a regulated, medical device environment.

Further requirements are:

  • Profound knowledge of material compositions and their reaction to laser marking activities

  • Fluency in German and English

  • Knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems

  • Experience managing and driving production teams and metrics

  • Ability to effectively manage technical processes

  • Ability to work cross-functionally with remote teams to drive efficient design transfer and implement changes

  • Experience in a regulated industry with Quality Management System

  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices as well as ISO and FDA standards

Our Offer

Collaboration in a highly motivated global environment. A familiar work climate in an innovative environment where your input counts. A safe workplace with long term perspectives. We endeavor a long term collaboration – hence corporate career planning throughout diverse phases of life conveys a high importance and value for us.

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Primary Work Location

DEU Wurmlingen - Kantstrasse

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.