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Manager, Avantor Business System (Continuous Improvement)

Company: Avantor
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

The Opportunity:Avantor is looking for a strategic Manager, Avantor Business System to join our organization, supporting the roll out of design, adoption, and execution of the ABS across select business segments within our manufacturing and distribution centers.The Manager, Avantor Business System will focus on creating, supporting, and assisting the improvement efforts tied to the company's most critical business processes, primarily in the innovation, commercial, and operations functions. Through analyzing processes, diagnosing operational challenges, and implementing process changes, in this role you will drive continuous improvement and breakthrough performance ultimately shaping company culture and brand. This position is full-time, remote (preferably in EST / CST time zones) plus approximately 80% travel (2 weeks per month) to assigned manufacturing and distribution centers.What we're looking for

  • Education: BS or BA Degree (ideally Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering); Master's Degree preferred
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years in a lean/operational leadership role
  • Extensive training and implementation experience in industry leading lean tools and practices (Kaizen, Gemba)
  • Ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a general manager's perspective.
  • Familiarity with various manufacturing process technologies
  • Excellent time and project management
  • Execution - Delivers and measures results.
  • Influence - Drive commitment over compliance, must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to take action on initiatives.
  • Technical Expertise - Possess the technical skills necessary to be credible; must have significant practitioner experience in Growth & Lean tools and processes.
  • Communication - must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms, and courageously speak to all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated successful leadership and proficiency in building and implementing lean business system/practices for global manufacturing organization (in a variety of situations)
  • Strategic mindset with hands-on approach
  • Strong focus on customer and end user experience
  • Gains traction quickly, demonstrates ambition and high energy.
  • Independent worker, capable of operating in a fast-moving, ever-changing environment and able to effectively deal with difficult situations.How you will thrive and create an impact
    • Deploy Avantor Business System and organization through partnership and influence of the Executive Leadership Team
    • Implement the Business System including daily management metrics, review and problem-solving cadence and agenda/format, process to address KPI and CVD (core value drivers); implementing lean tools and training programs to enable PSP/action planning.
    • Establish a lean deployment program which; ensures the application of globally recognized standards for lean principles and practices, serves as a benchmark for Avantor's achievements, provides a common roadmap for continuous improvement and workforce development.
    • Develop capability across the spectrum from the tactical (deployment and application of principles, concepts, and methods) to the strategic (a transformation that deeply impacts a key value stream)
    • Coaching and implementation of best-in-class lean tools and methodology (hands-on experience a must)#LI-AMER#LI-RemoteDisclaimer:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.Why Avantor?Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!Pay Transparency:The expected pre-tax pay for this position is $117,000.00 - $195,000.00Actual pay may differ depending on relevant factors such as prior experience and geographic location.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.comand let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision.3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Bridgeport , Manager, Avantor Business System (Continuous Improvement), Executive , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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