Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Manufacturing Manager

    Job Location US-WA-Bothell
    Job ID
    10538
    Pos. Category
    Operations
  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit. These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.

     

    The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for the overall management of production including:  performance to the production plan, quality, personnel, and labor cost.  This role assists planning, and directs the layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, facilities requirements, and utilization.  Creates and maintains all internal production specific business operating processes. 

    Responsibilities

    • Develop, coach, and retain a high performance production staff.  Provide drive, vision, leadership, guidance, and support to all direct reports.
    • Represents the production team across the organization.
    • As a Lean Advocate for the Production Team, harnesses and promotes Lean as a means to better tangible business results in pursuit of excellence. 
    • Develops and manages a world class production operation through lean implementation.
    • Manages production team. Including: hiring, retention, goals and objectives, performance reviews, and development plans. 
    • Develops the production layout including equipment, workflow, methods, and utilization.
    • Ensures a safe working environment.
    • Ensures all production personnel are trained to current released instructions and procedures.
    • Ensures all production equipment is within calibration and preventative maintenance cycle.
    • Ensures compliance to the Quality Management System.
    • Develops staffing and training plans based on build plan.
    • Leads production capacity planning activities.
    • Manages production resources to meet the production build plan.
    • Develops, tracks, and analyzes metrics to measure production performance and drive continuous improvement (quality, build plan, cost, utilization, etc.). 
    • Responsible for meeting established production objectives.
    • Performs data analysis and trending on manufacturing processes.
    • Utilizes troubleshooting, root-cause analysis, and improvement activities to increase quality and yields, and reduce cost.

    Qualifications

    • 8 plus year experience in a supervisory role (including medical devices). Working knowledge of manufacturing of electronic instrumentation, low volume / high mixed model manufacturing, and material management;
    • Strong knowledge of FDA and ISO Quality System Regulations; 
    • Demonstrated leadership and management skills;
    • Effective written and oral communication skills;
    • Excellent team-working skills, and able to work well with people of all cultural backgrounds; 
    • Ability to evaluate, train, coach, and motivate direct reports; 
    • Demonstrated ability to drive production process improvement through equipment, methods, and design;
    • Experience utilizing and implementing lean manufacturing concepts;
    • Experience at metric development, analysis, and reporting;
    • Experience in setting up production lines and processes;
    • Experience in process verification and validation;
    • Experience working within an ISO 13485:2003 or like quality system;
    • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience;
    •  An understanding of the FDA Quality System Regulation;
    • Experience in a medical device capital equipment manufacturing environment;
    • Strong project management and financial feasibility skills;
    • Excellent verbal and written skills.  Hands on and team oriented;
    • Ability to work with minimal direction.
    • A self-motivated and results-oriented individual.
    • Possess the ability to work with all levels of leadership.


    Language and Verbal Skills

    • The ability to communicate proficiently in English verbally and in writing is required as well as being able to understand and follow complex work instructions in writing or when conveyed verbally.

     

    Math Skills

    • Basic math skills, plus ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 

     

    Analytical and Reading Skills

    • Ability to read, interpret and follow company procedures, work instructions and engineering drawings and sketches.  Ability to identify problems and deviations from prescribed specifications and requirements.

     

    Physical Requirements

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform light material handling tasks involving lifting weights of up to 35 pounds for short durations.  This position will involve sitting for extended periods of time, up to and sometimes beyond 8 hours a day.  Duties also may involve keyboard data entry.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and utilization of microscopes and other vision aids.

     

    Work Environment

    • Most work will be performed in a light-manufacturing environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 

     

    Safety

    • Solta Medical is committed to the health and safety of our employees.   We expect that all employees will perform their responsibilities while maintaining a safe, cooperative, and productive work environment, thus ensuring the health and safety of themselves and others.

     

    Be Aware of Recruiting Fraud

    Job Applicants should be aware of job offer scams perpetrated through the use of the Internet and social media platforms.

     

    To learn more please read Valeant’s Job Offer Fraud Statement.

     

     

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

     

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