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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Manufacturing Director in Sandy, Utah

Job Description SummaryOverall responsibility is to lead the creation and execution or manufacturing strategies within the Medication Delivery System (MDS) business, including plant SQDC performance, long-range capacity planning, cost improvement, inventory management, and the building of future talent.

The leader will be a member of the MDS Operations Leadership Team.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Define and execute Manufacturing strategies, aligned with worldwide manufacturing and strategy and fully integrated with the business strategies to deliver competitive advantage through operations.

  • Understand business strategies to optimize the manufacturing, logistics, inventory, distribution and sales fulfillment to ensure the business goals are achieved.

  • Provide leadership to MDS plants to effectively execute the agreed upon manufacturing strategies and ensure achievement of key financial performance and operational results/metrics including budget, quality, service, cost, safety, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

  • Ensure BD’s sustainability strategies are implemented to meet business needs and WW operations sustainability targets through innovative product and process design.

Manufacturing Operational Excellence

  • Ensure plans are created and resources align to deliver strong SQDC performance at respective manufacturing sites.

  • Develop manufacturing investment plans and business cases for mid to long-term strategic initiatives to meet BD WW objectives and drive customer satisfaction.

  • Align closely with and drive improvements in manufacturing & Supply Chain management.

  • Implement Lean, Six Sigma, & Validation initiatives to support company-wide continuous improvements and ensure they support key business objectives.

  • Ensure BD Sterilization requirements are met.

  • Partner strongly with Procurement function in order to harvest the savings from Category Management initiatives.

  • Continuously adopt and implement new technology and innovation in Manufacturing especially molding, assembly, packaging, sustainability, safety and sterilization technology.

Talent Management

  • Identify current and future capabilities required to support long-term growth plans.

  • Develop and implement talent management strategy and plans to strengthen leadership pipeline and upgrade overall organizational capability.

  • Take actions to increase effective associate engagement.

  • Work with HR to develop resource strategies to ensure right level and availability of manpower for plant expansion.

Key Performance Metrics/Reporting

  • Responsible for MDS manufacturing metrics reporting and tracking of metrics.

  • Continuously evaluate the relevance of metrics and new ones being proposed.

  • Achieve continuous improvements in all key plant, people and process performance metrics.


  • A bachelor degree in Engineering preferred. Business or Science degree acceptable. MBA strongly preferred.


  • 10-15 years’ experience in Manufacturing leadership. Thorough understanding of the manufacturing strategies and the tactics.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Multi-Site Plant leadership experience required, i.e., Plant Manager.

  • Strategic agility and business/financial acumen.

  • Track record of developing strategies and excellence in execution.

  • Working knowledge of LEAN, Six Sigma, Validation, SAP/APO.

  • Strong leadership and conflict resolution skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to operate in a highly matrix organization.

  • Strong verbal and written communications.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others is key.

  • Planning skills, highly analytical and ability to resolve issues.

  • Ability to lead/manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.

Primary Work LocationUSA UT - Sandy

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.