B. Braun

  • Director, Central Tech Services

    Job Locations US-FL-Daytona Beach
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    8am - 5pm, depending on business needs
    Daytona Beach, FL
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.


    U.S. Facilities and Operations:


    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.


    Position Summary:

    Lead and oversee all Technical Services Activities related to Capital Budget, Project Management, Sustaining Engineering, Facilities – Utilities, Controls Engineering and Maintenance Systems groups. Drive objectives and accountabilities for project delivery, equipment and process standardization, efficiencies and overall continuous improvement initiatives for the entire Technical Services Organization. Provide technical guidance given major engineering opportunities and perform a variety of administrative and financial functions in support of company goals, priorities and strategies.



    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Provide leadership and direction for planning, organizing, developing and integrating the technical efforts, including establishment, execution and reporting of departmental systems, goals, KPI’s, schedules and budgets.
    • Develop metrics and accountabilities for all Engineering functions applicable (as stated in Position Summary)
    • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the reporting departments and functions.
    • Perform all leadership and administrative responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities associated with management of human resources including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; promoting, rewarding and disciplining employees when appropriate; addressing complaints and resolving problems and taking responsibility for the performance and actions of all employees within the department.
    • Provide technical support to operations and optimize existing manufacturing processes and equipment to assure effectiveness and robustness
    • Direct manufacturing support activities leading to successful on-time resolution of incidents and deviations and enhanced quality and effectiveness of manufacturing systems
    • Drive the continuous improvement of the company’s existing technologies while also supporting the development of new technological and/or product innovations
    • Ensure initiatives or projects pertaining to equipment lifecycle management are identified, budgeted and executed.
    • Provide the interface support between Technology Operations and R&D in order to insure proper implementation of new technologies and provide support for Operations once the new technology is operational at the facility
    • Responsible for site Capital Program and Asset Life Cycle management
    • Assure a broad and healthy Technical leadership development program for Technical Services
    • Assure effective use of proper Project Management tools, methodology, costing tools and reporting.
    • Responsible for assessing equipment performance and implementation of improvement projects, predictive technologies, and other initiatives to increase equipment uptime.
    • Develop, implement and monitor the Technical Services operational budget to ensure compliance with approved expense limitations and determine causes of variance to budget
    • Direct and prioritize resources and personnel to ensure projects progress, meet time commitments and are within the prescribed budgets



    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Knowledge of engineering project management and leadership methods and techniques
    • Knowledge of FDA and GMP regulations
    • Knowledge of budget planning and control practices
    • Knowledge of statistics, design of experiments, and Six Sigma techniques
    • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and prioritize work activities and tasks
    • Ability to select, train, supervise and evaluate the work of departmental staff
    • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both verbal and written
    • Ability to interface effectively with management and staff
    • Ability to utilize computerized spreadsheets, project management, statistics and presentation software systems


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering field with 10 or more years professional engineering experience involving pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment and processes.
    • 5 years supervisory/management experience.
    • Strong knowledge in Project Management Methodology
    • Strong financial acumen
    • Combination of technical skills, administrative management skills, teamwork orientation and personal skills to effectively service and communicate with all stakeholders interacting with the Technical Department



    • 3 years of experience as Director or Associate Director of Technical Services at a Pharmaceutical, Biologics or Medical Devices manufacturing site
    • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
    • PMP certification


    Responsibilities: Other Duties  


    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


    Physical Demands:


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work Environment:


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Additional Requirements:

    International and domestic travel required.


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