B. Braun

  • Manager, Manufacturing - Marcon (Component Manufacturing)

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Allentown, PA
  • 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:


    The manager’s position exists to plan, organize, direct and report on the manufacturing operations in their respective departments. The manager also acts a conduit of information between the company’s upper management and front-line supervisor’s for the purpose of transforming management strategies into tangible objectives for the shop floor. The manager also acts as a highly visible representative of the company and its philosophy. The manager is an integral part in perpetuating a positive work environment. The manufacturing manager’s position affects the performance of the department as he or she directly influences the performance of the front-line supervisors and helps coordinate the efficient use of resources to insure that department production objectives are met. 


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Communicate effectively with supervisor concerning production requirements.
    • Analyze production bottlenecks and inefficiencies, seeking solutions.
    • Develop the work practices of subordinates.
    • Coordinate shop floor activities to insure logical production processes.
    • Answer employee questions regarding company policy and practices.
    • Counsel supervisors and direct labor personnel regarding work habits.
    • Analyze efficiency reports.
    • Audit the quality of assembled product.
    • Interface with vendors for quotes on outsourcing and services.
    • Exercise judgment based upon available data.
    • Investigate documented inefficiencies.
    • Implement cost savings ideas.
    • Evaluate scrap reports and reporting.
    • Recommend personnel requirements.
    • Schedule shop floor supervisory coverage.
    • Interface with support groups to improve processes.
    • Develop and write corrective actions.
    • Act as liaison between scheduling and supervisors.
    • Prepare assemblers and supervisors for new production processes.
    • Create positive work environment.
    • Investigate and correct quality concerns.
    • Conduct department and supervisory meetings.
    • Approve overtime expenditures.
    • Conduct annual performance review of subordinates.
    • Write production and quality procedures.
    • Accompany customers on audits.
    • Recommend people for promotion and employment.
    • Train new assemblers and supervisors.
    • Type reports.
    • Prepare spreadsheets on relevant production data.
    • Annualized Capital Expenditures: $1,500,000
    • Annualized Operating Expenditures: $42,000,000
    • Annualized Revenue Goals: $70,000,000 in sales.
    • Assist with hiring and firing recommendations for supervisory personnel $40,000 per decision.
    • Workplace layout and facility design $5,000+
    • Go or no go product acceptability $50,000+
    • Prepare an track annual budget of $52,000,000

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Engineering processes; Management and Reward/Recognition theories; Financial analysis practices; Accounting methods; Filing techniques; OSHA, FDA, ISO regulations; Corporate and division policies and practices; Personnel performance evaluation methods; Warehouse management practices.
    • Technical reading and writing; Computer skills; Calculator Proficiency; Mechanical Ability; Use of presentation equipment; and ability to use test equipment.
    • Effective leadership style; Oral and written communication skills; Human interaction skills; Organizational skills; Analytical skills; Project management ability; Training methods; Decision analysis skills; Problem opportunity and analysis; Meeting management; Exercising initiative; Counseling techniques; Negotiation ability; and Process designing.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • Bachelor of Science or Arts in Management/Engineering
    • Ongoing training and certification in peripheral skills, including problem solving and decision making.
    • Seminars covering emerging trends in business.
    • Manufacturing supervisory experience
    • Engineering background helpful
    • Human Resources experience
    • Flexibility and Adaptability 


    • N/A



    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 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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