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Production Manager, Lodi Plastics

Company: Cepheid
Location: Lodi
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world s most complex health challenges.Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.Learn about the , which makes everything possible.POSITION SUMMARY:Coordinate and facilitate the daily operations of Lodi Plastics Manufacturing team to provide vital resources, ongoing work direction and problem solving to ensure business goals in terms of safety, quality, productivity, on-time delivery to internal and external customers. Using a continuous improvement approach to ensure daily and company objectives are being met under the guidelines of the company policies and procedures.ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage staff resources by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training, and developing associates for growth opportunities
  • Collaborate with Program Managers, Manufacturing, Tooling, and Manufacturing Engineering to support daily operations.
  • Improve the performance of Value Streams by implementing and sustaining lean conversion principles to meet customer requirements.
  • Develop and execute a strategy for improving the safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity (SQDIP) performance.
  • Report progress and vital countermeasures to achieve set goals through Daily Management walkthroughs.
  • Mentor and develop teams, facilitate individual and team growth
  • Utilize standard reports and visual management to clearly communicate production schedules, delays, and corrective action
  • Responsible for on-time delivery of product from respective work cells
  • Maintain workflow by supervising steps of the process; observing processes and equipment, monitoring personnel and resources, developing reporting procedures and systems in accordance with company guidelines to ensure success in meeting the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity goals.
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources, maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Drive ever-improving results by using Danaher Business System (DBS) tools, consulting skills, and change management process.
  • Able to work independently with little supervision and direct work priorities of direct report supervisors and manufacturing associates
  • Provides input for capital expenditures for new equipment and facilities
  • Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and mentor
  • Support/Lead productive kaizen events and sustainment of critical metrics.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education or Experience (in years):
    • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience
    • 5 to 7 years in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment; 5 years minimum in a leadership role
    • Extensive experience using continuous improvement tools and methodologiesKnowledge and skills:
      • Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor (Gemba) and lead by example; ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, bring teams to an agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity
      • Communication: Interpersonal skills that build positive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations. Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), exceptionally good listening skills, able to present sophisticated or new insights with clarity and simplicity
      • Teamwork: collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives
      • Planning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills. A proven eye for business. Able to deliver results despite shifting environment
      • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation, and execution. Hands-on experience with most of the following Lean / Problem solving tools: Lean, Standard Work, Kaizens, PSP, etc.PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS (optional):
        • Experience in a clinical diagnostic or medical device environment
        • Statistical, Lean, and Six Sigma training
        • Knowledge and experience with IQ, OQ, and PQ validations
        • cGMP/GLP experience is highly preferredThe statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The EEO is the Law poster is availableCepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job.Check out our benefits at .When you join us, you ll also be joining Danaher s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win.As an associate, you ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we ll empower you to push the boundaries of what s possible.If you ve ever wondered what s within you, there s no better time to find out.When you join us, you ll also be joining Danaher s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID 19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.If you ve ever wondered what s within you, there s no better time to find out.

Keywords: Cepheid, Lodi , Production Manager, Lodi Plastics, Executive , Lodi, California

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