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Manufacturing Manager II

Company: Bio-Rad Laboratories
Location: Woodinville
Posted on: March 14, 2018

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Creates and directs an integrated team that provides superior products and service to Bio-Rad customers worldwide. Works closely with other Operations and business leaders to ensure development and execution of business processes, including order fulfillment, materials management, quality, engineering, manufacturing, and new product development and transfer. Provides leadership for customer satisfaction, process and cost improvement, flexibility, innovation, regulatory compliance and development of team members through involvement, coaching and empowerment. Develops and implements manufacturing plans in support of the business plan. Decisions and recommendations are made in the face of uncertain and dynamic conditions, where errors in judgment may seriously impact customer or supplier relationships, result in substantial loss of scheduled production, or deterioration of product/service quality.

* Directs and integrates three or more broad business processes, each focused on providing customer service, through managers with overall responsibility for the direction of assigned groups. These key processes are Manufacturing, Planning, Purchasing, Quality Control, Engineering, and Project Management. Oversees the coordination of cross functional short/long term strategic and tactical business plans and monitors progress, making adjustments as necessary to maximize business performance at the site.

* Takes the lead in creating an environment that encourages the involvement and commitment of everyone in the organization, aligned to satisfying customer needs and achieving business objectives.

* Directs the development of budgets and product/service cost goals for all activities within Manufacturing. Monitors and controls budgets through the planned period to ensure that goals are met and variances are controlled.

* Ensures that worldwide regulatory compliance for services and manufactured products is achieved at reasonable cost, in order to maintain and enhance competitive advantage.

* Responds to changing business conditions, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction through continuous process improvement. Identifies and communicates key indicators of performance, results achieved and plans for improvement.

* Collaborates with other business functions on new product development and effective technology transfer and introduction into manufacturing of new products and processes.

Required Skills:

* Good leadership and communication skills.

* Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to make sound business decisions.

* Ability to develop subordinate managers and produce high performance teams across multi-departmental organizations.

* Proven ability to drive change resulting in multi-million dollar cost savings.

* Operational knowledge of LEAN, GMP manufacturing, Six Sigma, 5S, and other quality tools.

* Ability to lead setting up new production site.


* Bachelor s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field. MBA or equivalent preferred.


* 15+ years manufacturing production experience or closely related field with experience operating in a GMP and/or regulated environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

* 12+ years of leadership/management experience

* Proven ability to drive change resulting in multi-million dollar cost savings.

* Proven experience evaluating and implementing large capital equipment and automation projects.

* Proven ability to identify, manage and drive LEAN and Six Sigma projects.

* Experience working with large ERP systems (SAP preferred)

* Ability to manage $25M+ budget

* Proven ability to lead and inspire large teams (100+ employees)

* Ability to lead setting up new production site.

Job Scope: 3 plants, 150+ FTE, 15+ managers and supervisors, $25M+ direct spending budget, $5M capital spending budget, $45M+ COGS, and $40M+ inventory

What's in it for you*:

Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and more!
Opportunities for growth and training.
Stability of a profitable 60+ year old company.
Great work environment.

About Bio-Rad:

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

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To all recruitment agencies: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Staffing Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Seattle, Manufacturing Manager II, Executive, Woodinville, Washington

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