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Operational Excellence Manager - Commercial Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Operational Excellence Manager is responsible for helping advance Commercial Manufacturing and Supply Chain (CMSC) capabilities in project management and operational excellence. They will provide operational support and lead process optimization efforts. This individual will work collaboratively across functions such as Quality, Regulatory, Tech Ops, Manufacturing and Supply Chain to develop and deploy standardized tools and best-practices for Risk Management, Knowledge Management, Training, and business planning processes.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use defined methodologies (e.g. RCA, Lean/Six Sigma, process mapping, analytics & overall application of DMAIC project framework) to identify, analyze, and implement sustainable process improvements.
  • Develop & implement metrics to measure diverse aspects of business operations; leverages business analytics tools to compile reports and dashboards for effective communication of key trends and progress to all levels of the organization.
  • Research and inform on latest industry practices and new technologies.
  • Act as a change sponsor to ensure successful implementation of new processes, procedures, systems, etc.
  • Lead by example to promote an inclusive, motivating work environment that encourages participation, creativity, learning, and accountability.GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIRED SKILLS
    • Be an integral part of growing the Operational Excellence Team and contribute to the team's scope and direction.
    • Self-starter; able to identify opportunities and drive improvements to documentation, procedures, and processes that will enhance efficiency and ensure best practices are implemented.
    • Apply data-analytics to identify operational trends, and work with business and process owners to resolve any issues.
    • Recognize opportunities to support CMSC functions by centralizing routine and operational activities.
    • Steward the Continuous Improvement portfolio for Operational Excellence and provide Subject Matter Expert support to project leads to help advance their initiatives.
    • Stellar interpersonal, communication and written skills with the ability to work in a dynamic team environment, manage priorities, and maintain timelines for multiple projects
    • Assist with implementation of the Operational Excellence Road Map to transform CMSC to a LEAN organization.
    • Plan and execute projects (including change management and communication plans).EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      • B.S. in an engineering, scientific or allied health field (or equivalent degree) and 4 or more years of relevant work experience in the Biotech or Pharmaceutical Industry, or relevant comparable background.
      • Must demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
      • Proficient with data analytics and visualization tools, such as Power BI , Tableau.
      • Strong project management skills (PMP preferred)
      • Familiar with Risk Assessment tools and methodologies.
      • Lean and/or Six Sigma training preferred (Green Belt)Company InformationVertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.Please note that Vertex requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees working in the U.S. as a condition of employment at Vertex, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at Vertex and in our communities safe. This requirement applies to both existing and new employees who may at any time work on-site at a Vertex facility or visit another location on behalf of Vertex (e.g., conferences, customer visits, etc.), including all remote employees. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.

Keywords: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston , Operational Excellence Manager - Commercial Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Executive , Boston, Massachusetts

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