B. Braun

  • Associate Director Manufacturing

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Requisition ID
    2018-13679
    Company
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Manufacturing
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Site
    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.

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

    Reporting to the Vice President/General Manager, Irvine Operations, responsible for all aspects of Manufacturing Operations to include, but not limited to Filling, Sterilization, Inspection, and Packaging operations for one or more product lines. Key member of site manufacturing leadership team.  Responsible for 5 – 7 leadership direct reports and approximately 100 - 300 nonexempt manufacturing employees.

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Plan, direct and monitor all production activities within an assigned area or unit to maximize the use of the organizations' resources and meet established production specifications and schedules, volume, cost and wastage targets and quality standards.
    • Develops and implements manufacturing schedules and procedures and allocate labor and capital resources to maximize productivity.
    • Analyzes production, maintenance and malfunction records to identify problems and recommend solutions (for example changes to procedures, workflow or equipment) that will improve performance.
    • Liaises with functional or operational area managers (for example in supply and logistics or sales) to understand their current and future product needs and develop plans, cost estimates and schedules for integrating these needs into existing manufacturing activities.
    • Plans, prioritizes and manages production line maintenance or downtimes to minimize disruptions to manufacturing schedules.
    • Leads, directs, evaluates and develops a team of supervisors who are responsible for various production activities such as assembly, machine operation, processing, treating or packaging.
    • Responsible for performing/supporting quality investigations in a timely and thorough manner per applicable investigation procedures.
    • Responsible to review and approve quality investigations to ensure documentation is complete, accurate and timely.
    • Ensure all product quality attributes are met and all quality systems supported.
    • Responsible for a fully integrated Product Line with end to end accountability for all elements of Product Line Filling, Sterilization, Inspection, and Packaging and an annual budget greater than $30M.

    The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

     

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Requires breadth of professional field and industry knowledge. Ability to integrate critical information and champion advanced strategies/concepts through the organization. Drives development of advanced technologies, principles and processes.
    • Manages activities of a functional area which has at least 2 departments or major functions through managers and/or experienced employees. Responsible for cost, method, and employee results.
    • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
    • Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Frequent contact with external contractors/vendors.

    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 08-10 years related experience required.
    • Occasional business travel required, Ability to work non-stand schedule as needed

    Desired:

    • 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 Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

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

    Other

    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:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

    • Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. 

    Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching: 

    • Occasionally:     Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull
    • Frequently:       Stand, Sit
    • Constantly:       N/A 

    Activities: 

    • Occasionally:    Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward
    • Frequently:       Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction, loud (hearing protection required), Seeing - depth perception, color vision, field of vision/peripheral, Sitting , Standing, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick, Walking
    • Constantly:       N/A 

    Environmental Conditions: 

    • Occasionally:    Dust
    • Frequently:       Proximity to moving parts
    • Constantly:       N/A 

    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.

    • Noise Intensity: Moderate
    • Occasionally:    Warehouse environment, Lab environment
    • Frequently:       Office environment, Production/manufacturing environment
    • Constantly:       N/A

     

     

     

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