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Director, Operational Excellence

Company: Allergan
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma.?Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.
Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective?therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day. ? Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. ?Power your future & join our bold team. ? Position Overview The purpose of the OPEX program is to drive IMPACT to our four strategic imperatives: Quality, Customer, People and Value.? The Director of Operational Excellence is responsible for driving and maintaining the Operational Excellence program (OPEX) at the Cincinnati manufacturing facility. Leads the OPEX site team using the OPEX philosophy and builds a critical mass of experienced process improvement leaders to enhance the organization?s ability to challenge process improvement techniques in all levels and functions of the plant.? ?This position is a member of the Site Leadership Team (SLT). This position is responsible for the support, facilitation and coordination of plant wide OPEX program. This position will develop, monitor and lead the implementation of sustainable OPEX processes and procedures that improve process control, reduce variation and improve standardization and performance tracking through 5S, Standard Work, Visual Controls, Accountability Boards and Structured Problem Solving across the Allergan Cincinnati facility.? Ownership of OPEX is maintained in each department, by the functional director, manager, supervisor and direct personnel. ??As part of the SLT, the position will also take an active role in overall site leadership across all functions, supporting and contributing to the site direction and key decisions.?Main Areas of Responsibility:?
Provide direction and structure for the OPEX program at the Cincinnati facility.Drive the boundaries of what can be achieved and highlight/remove roadblocks to success. Ensure sustainability of the OPEX process is a key focus. All OPEX activities/actions requiring repeated execution are to be clearly defined both for activity detail, ownership and sustainability mechanism.Quality is one of the four Strategic Imperatives for Global Operations and is inherent in everything we do, including the OPEX program. Establishes and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (Business Leaders, Plant Managers, Function Managers, etc.) for communication of OPEX goals, processes and achievements. Leverage OPEX principles to assist in the design and execution of new manufacturing processes, methodologies and equipment layouts to improve overall equipment effectiveness.Works in concert with Human Resources to provide leadership development and to enhance direct labor recruitingManage and report the financial results of OPEX executionEnsure the consistent and uniform application of the OPEX tools across the site with an agreed standard.Standardization of processes is to be evaluated and achieved where possibleEnsure the consistent and uniform application of the OPEX tools across the site with an agreed to standard.Training is to be standardized and clearly documented across shifts Ensure and deliver on-going OPEX education of all employees at the plant site level and maintain a minimum level of trained Green Belts per the OPEX strategy. ?Best practice" methods, processes and ideas are documented and shared with other manufacturing facilities to drive continuous improvements in all aspects of manufacturing. This position is to work with the Corporate OPEX management to ensure global alignment on OPEX strategy and implementation.Lead the OPEX Site Steering Team, and maintain involvement as necessary in the individual Department OPEX and 5S teamsEstablish and support the process, time frame, and criteria for the rollout of each tool. (5S, Standard Work, Visual Controls, Accountability boards) , Identify key program milestones. Provide the creative force for the OPEX Cincinnati program, ensuring it has a strong visual component. Requirements:

  • Three to 5 (3-5) years of experience in supervision.
  • At least 5 (5) years? experience in Operations and/or Continuous Improvement in a cGMP environment.
  • Working knowledge of current pharmaceutical production technologies, quality control procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Green Belt Certification.?
  • Demonstratedproject management skills and ability to influence others effectively.?Strong results orientation with follow-up skills
  • Strong computer knowledge including Microsoft Office and the ability to learn relevant internal computer systems.???Demonstrated process thinking skills and familiarity with knowledge management.? Strong knowledge of OPEX Manufacturing principles including 5S, Standard Work, Visual Controls, Accountability Boards and Structured Problem Solving.? Experience with effective change management.Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements and a familiarity with sterile manufacturing processes under cGMP and QSR guidance ??Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Familiarity with SAP or similar enterprise wide systems is a plus.
    • A Six Sigma Black belt or Master Black belt certification is preferred??Education:
      • Bachelor?s degree in Business or related field.
      • Master?s Degree preferred

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