B. Braun

  • Manager Manufacturing I

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Irvine, CA
  • 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:

    Under direction of Director of Manufacturing oversees the day to day manufacturing operations to assure that product is produced in accordance with all quality, regulatory and safety requirements. Develop and execute strategic plans to achieve short and long term business objectives. Ensure timely and efficient manufacturing of high quality product.  Lead and develop the organization by example.  Together with the QC Process Control, Technical Services and Quality Engineering teams, the incumbent of this position will be accountable for the performance of their assigned operational area against shared business objectives such as safety, quality, compliance, and production costs/output. The incumbent will collaborate with peers to manage performance of equipment, systems, and processes; and will work to improve the output, efficiency or quality of the associated manufactured products.

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Monitor manufacturing processes and production for quality, efficiency, and yield, and assure the ongoing improvement of each. Assist in the establishment of production performance standards and monitor performance against these standards on an ongoing basis.
    • Prepare, review and monitor the Capital and Expense Budgets for Manufacturing. Implement the approved budget and prepare monthly updates to the forecast for the department. Along with Engineering, ensure capital expenditures requests are well defined, monitored, executed (scope, budget, and timelines) and documented.
    • Work with the Intergraded Process Team (IPT) to establish and manage annual departmental “SMART” goals and metrics and evaluate and execute corresponding continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Collaborate with Engineering, Production Support and Site Operational Excellence to develop and implement continuous improvement projects to improve quality and efficiency including the identification and implementation of new technologies.
    • Implement and/or revise Standard Operating Procedures as necessary and coordinate with Supervisors and Managers to ensure procedures match practice across all shifts on an ongoing basis.
    • Collaborate with Human Resources to ensure required staffing levels are maintained at all times to ensure efficient and cost effective coverage.
    • Schedule jobs and employees’ hours to meet production demands and needs including market launches and ramp-ups. Oversee and assure the reconciliation of payroll for employees and approve overtime, vacation and personal time in a manner which allows adequate staffing of manufacturing lines to meet the schedule.
    • Assure the timely completion of manufacturing production records, reviews and reconciliation after production to enable accurate scheduling and cycle time goals to be met on a routine basis.
    • Through direct collaboration with Quality Assurance, lead or oversee deviations and investigations on batches out of tolerance and monitor trends associated with investigations and events. Perform an annual review of all manufacturing investigations and address repeat and reoccurring trends through continuous improvement.
    • Assure the assignment of effective corrective and preventative actions as a result of events, investigations and audits and monitor that these are carried out in a timely fashion. Assure regular updates are provided as required by procedure.
    • Ensure the safety of employees in manufacturing. Oversee general housekeeping and maintenance of the facility and production equipment and materials.
    • Oversee the completion of Performance Evaluations on all manufacturing employees and ensure adequate employee development plans are in place to meet future departmental needs.
    • Oversee the training of new personnel in manufacturing procedures and compliance practices. Provide ongoing process and product training to all line personnel as required. Establish and maintain training curriculum for all levels of employees and generate the appropriate training tools, literature, presentations and documentation to maintain compliance with the training program.
    • Cover additional production areas or shifts in the absence of other managers. Represent department in meetings or on projects for areas of responsibility as well as other production areas as necessary.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Company policies and procedures, GMP, FDA and OSHA regulations.
    • World Class Manufacturing principles.
    • Computer applications programs, Maintenance Planning, Quality Control, Process Improvements, Employee Relations, Technical Expertise and good knowledge of engineering principles.
    • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, schematics and documents.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Leadership and training ability.
    • Employee relations expertise.
    • Troubleshooting skills.
    • Time and project management skills.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc


    • Knowledge of Formulation, Filling, Sterilization, Packing manufacturing processes.
    • BS/BA degree with 6 - 8 years experience in an Engineering and/or manufacturing position where at least part of it was gained in a FDA/GMP regulated environment.
    • Engineering, Quality and/or manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food, beverage, aerospace, electronics, consumer goods industry, or equivalent.
    • Successful completion of Lean Professional Certification, 6 Sigma Black Belt or structured development plan for same; working knowledge of Operational Excellence to include application of Lean and /or 6 Sigma tools.
    • Working knowledge of Operational Excellence to include application of Lean and /or 6 Sigma tools.

    • Advanced computer skills


    • Strong manufacturing background with automated equipment in addition to manual processes.

     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


    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.






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