Sep 04, 2022

Associate Director / Director Continuous Improvement

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
Full-Time Manufacturing

Job Description

Biogen

Job DescriptionAbout This Role As Biogen is poised for tremendous growth, the Operations Systems Improvement (OSI) team is chartered to build a strong continuous improvement culture to drive increased efficiency and productivity, reduce costs and improve quality and safety across PO&T (Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology).As Director / Associate Director Continuous Improvement, you will be part of a dynamic team driving continuous improvement projects across internal and external manufacturing, quality, supply chain, RegCMC and building the lean and continuous improvement culture within PO&T.The CI Leader is a change agent responsible for building a culture of continuous improvement by analyzing the effectiveness of business processes, developing and executing action plans to reduce costs, eliminating waste, streamlining processes, and enhancing overall customer experience. Strong project leadership and teaching skills are required as the role will be responsible for facilitating kaizens and value stream mapping activities involving groups unfamiliar with Lean tools. You will influence and motivate project teams involving multiple departments and locations. This position will manage multiple enterprise CI projects from project definition through sustainment of improvements.What You'll Do Champion Company's continuous improvement process and make it a sustained core part of the culture.Identify and implement enterprise-wide process improvement activities utilizing LEAN/Six Sigma methodologies to support business objectives and annual financial goals/targets.Teach and mentor others in Lean/Six Sigma methodology, ensuring the deployment, development, and ongoing sustainment of process/performance excellence at site locations.Facilitate cross functional improvement teams following DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze Improve Control) roadmap or similar improvement process.Provide reporting to leadership and other stakeholders on process/performance excellence progress and results.Apply statistical analysis to determine the relationships between key inputs and process outputs.Implement controls to sustain gains/improvements.Provide leadership and project management in support of improvement initiatives as assignedQualificationsWho You Are You have a passion and a proven track record of implementing and driving lean and continuous improvement projects / programs within regulated industries Biotech, Pharma.You like challenges and are willing to roll up your sleeves and work with cross-functional teams to drive projects and have a strong focus on execution and results.Required Skills Associate Director Master's in industrial engineering or any Engineering discipline Master Black Belt or Black Belt or Lean Master Certification10+ to 12 years of Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or similar highly regulated industry including experience in operations with engagement in Operational and Business support functionsExperience with change management and ability to influence across various levels within the organization to drive changes and improvementStrong project management skills in a cross functional environmentDirector Master's in industrial engineering or any Engineering discipline Master Black Belt or Black Belt or Lean Master Certification12+ years of Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or similar highly regulated industry including experience in operations with engagement in Operational and Business support functionsExperience with change management and ability to influence across various levels within the organization to drive changes and improvementStrong project management skills in a cross functional environmentPreferred Skills PMP certificationExperience in biotech/pharma CI manufacturing projectsAdditional InformationWhy Biogen? Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients' lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive. PDN-972a5d9b-ffc9-4f92-8a35-7c35ab25b529

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