Director of Operational Excellence in Albany, NY at AMRI

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Director of Operations Excellence 

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Director of Operational Excellence will be responsible for developing and executing a focused effort to improve operational effectiveness and profitability for all AMRI sites in the US.  This role will partner with Operations Leadership and Site Leadership Teams to develop and lead a performance transformation to improve operation excellence, systems and overall drive a continuous improvement culture. This person will be measured annually on his/her ability to enhance a continuous improvement culture at US Sites and his/her development and execution of cost reduction initiatives.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.

Responsibilities

•Develop and implement cost improvement projects through operational efficiencies
•Develop policies and define the standards for group manufacturing excellence
•Establish OEE program to track, identify and eliminate lost production causes
•Conduct diagnostics to identify areas for improvement
•Conduct value stream mapping exercises to define processes; work with the site to implement or streamline/improve use of LEAN tools, 5S, Six SIGMA, etc.
•Propose and support the projects and programs within the businesses for the identification of improvement levers, setting smart objectives and carrying-out Manufacturing Excellence programs
•Support the execution of improvement projects by promoting use of proven tools and approaches to achieve manufacturing excellence
•Ensure sufficient focus on sustainability of improvements through providing training and skill building of leaders
•Support continuous improvement culture in major US AMRI sites and at the corporate level
•Lead and mentor leadership team members, facilitating a culture that motivates employees
•Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or services
•Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices. Protect employees and visitors by maintaining a safe and clean working environment
•Work closely in conjunction with non-US sites and the Director of OE (EUR) to implement global improvement initiatives

Job Requirements

Requirements

•Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering; Chemical Engineering preferred
•Extensive previous experience in implementation of OE/CI projects in manufacturing (pharmaceutical preferred) environment
•Proven experience with Lean Six Sigma experience to drive business results
•10 years’ industrial experience, site leadership position a plus
•Strong technical skills
•Impact and influence skills and strong experience in change management Initiative
•Project Management skills
•Ability to lead and respond to changing environment 

All interested applicants must apply online.  AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and inclusiveness.  Minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity are encouraged to apply.


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Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address "jobs@amriglobal.com" to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.