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Becton, Dickinson and Company

Associate Manager Quality

Becton, Dickinson and Company - Sandy, UT

Associate Manager Quality

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)



Job #674091225

Job Description SummaryManage the quality activities and personnel for multiple departments in the plant. Coordinate efforts for corrective and preventive action, non-conforming material investigations, and internal and external audits. Assure manufacturing and support areas are compliant to regulations, standards, and internal procedures. Support continuous improvement activities for manufacturing and quality systems. Provide regular updates to management of trends from these areas and oversee training and development activities for quality personnel in area.

Job Description


Supervise quality activities and compliance programs for multiple departments in the Plant including oversight for CAPAs, QNs, temporary deviations, and internal audits.

Participate on the plant quality leadership team to identify trends and ensure compliance for the manufacturing plant to local procedures, regulations and standards for medical devices and pharmaceutical products.

Participate on the quality executive steering committee to drive quality system improvement projects and support individual department and plant continuous improvement goals. Participate as a team member on blitzes, six sigma projects, etc.

Responsible for identifying trends and coordinating presentations for management review and platform meetings for area(s) of responsibility.

Directly supervise the quality engineers and other quality personnel (calibration, laboratories, technicians, etc.) as assigned.

Assist associate director of quality to support external audits (FDA, ISO, segment audits, customer audits, etc.).

Train and mentor quality engineers and other quality personnel in the plant.

Assist quality engineers, production managers, engineers and supervisors on identification of root cause of quality problems on floor or customer complaints.

Comply with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures including RCRA Hazardous waste regulations.

Comply with all local BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through consistent application of sound quality assurance principles.

Other duties as assigned.


Drive for Results

Can be counted on to achieve goals successfully.

Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Action Oriented

Demonstrates willingness and commitment to work hard.

Takes decisive action when needed.

Influencing Others

Establishes foundation of credibility based on integrity and past performance.

Gives compelling reasons for ideas and recommendations.

Is attentive to the different ways that others are persuaded.

Gains acceptance by understanding the viewpoints of others and seeking win/win solutions.

Process Effectiveness

Knows how to organize people and activities.

Knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can’t.

Can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.

Continuous Versatile Learning

Quickly learns new skills and knowledge.

Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; learns from feedback/coaching.

Teaches others in order to support their continuous learning and to enhance own understanding.

Managing, Leading, and Developing People

Articulates “line-of-sight” between company, business, functional and individual goals.

Demonstrates personal accountability for effectively managing the performance of his/her associates.

Holds frequent development discussions.

Ensures associates create compelling development plans and assists in executing them.

Provides relevant, current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others.

Coaches situationally, depending on associate’s tenure, depth of capability and developmental needs.

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change.

Can decide and act appropriately without having the total picture.

Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Leadership Courage

Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said.

Provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others.

Lets people know where they stand.

Quickly and directly faces up to people problems, in any situation or with any person (not only with direct reports).


Effectively supervises and develops others, to help build a high performing operating team

Help develop and complete annual quality department goals

Manage quality activities in their department to maintain compliance to regulations/procedures and provide support to operational objectives


BS degree in engineering or scientific discipline and 6 years of experience in quality or manufacturing

1 year of direct supervisory experience of technical and/or degreed professionals.

Leadership experience, Project management and advanced communication skills required.

Medical device or pharmaceutical experience preferred.

ASQ certified quality technician (CQT), ASQ QE certification, and certified quality auditor (CQA) or auditing experience preferred.

Experience with analytical problem solving skills, technical writing skills, Automated documentation systems and Root cause analysis preferred.

Continuous Improvement experience and Six Sigma Green Belt certification/training is a plus.

Process validation, Design of Experiment (DOE), 21 CFR 820-21/211 cGMP, ISO 13485-9001 experience preferred.

Experience with Minitab, SAP, and Trackwise preferred.

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

Updated 05/26/2018

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Associate Manager Quality Becton, Dickinson and Company - Sandy, UT, United States


Location: Sandy, UT

Company Profile:
BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. BD is headquartered in the United States and has offices in more than 50 countries worldwide.