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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Center of Excellence (COE) Manager\/Plant Manager (Manufacturing Manager III)

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. - Woodinville, WA

The Global Antigen\/Antibody Center of Excellence Manager is responsible for establishing the business strategy for antigen (Ag) and antibody (Ab) production across Bio-Rad’s global manufacturing sites, including strategic planning for production capacities, capabilities and technologies to meet the evolving needs of the company. Creates and directs an integrated team that provides superior products and service to Bio-Rad customers worldwide. Works closely with other Operations and business leaders to ensure development and execution of business processes, including order fulfillment, materials management, quality, engineering, manufacturing, and new product development and transfer. Provides leadership for customer satisfaction, process and cost improvement, flexibility, innovation, regulatory compliance and development of team members through involvement, coaching and empowerment. Develops and implements manufacturing plans in support of the business plan. Decisions and recommendations are made in the face of uncertain and dynamic conditions, where errors in judgment may seriously impact customer or supplier relationships, result in substantial loss of scheduled production, or deterioration of product\/service quality.Directs and integrates three or more broad business processes, each focused on providing customer service, through managers with overall responsibility for the direction of assigned groups. These key processes are Manufacturing, Planning, Purchasing, Quality Control, Engineering, and Project Management. Oversees the coordination of cross functional short\/long term strategic and tactical business plans and monitors progress, making adjustments as necessary to maximize business performance at the site. Partners with Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs to ensure product quality is maintained, and regulatory compliance requirements for the site are achieved.Takes the lead in creating an environment that encourages the involvement and commitment of everyone in the organization, aligned to satisfying customer needs and achieving business objectives.Directs the development of budgets and product\/service cost goals for all activities within Manufacturing. Monitors and controls budgets through the planned period to ensure that goals are met and variances are controlled.Ensures that worldwide regulatory compliance for services and manufactured products is achieved at reasonable cost, in order to maintain and enhance competitive advantage.Responds to changing business conditions, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction through continuous process improvement. Identifies and communicates key indicators of performance, results achieved and plans for improvement.Collaborates with other business functions on new product development and effective technology transfer and introduction into manufacturing of new products and processes.Creates and monitors plant policies to ensure that sales demands are met, safety is maintained and equality standards are enforced to meet ISO and other quality certification, regulatory and industry requirements.Develops manufacturing strategies to meet division(s) goals for new products, gross profit margin, inventory and delivery, plant utilization, in source versus outsource decisions, quality, and capital investment.Leverage Bio-Rad’s internal antigen and antibody manufacturing capabilities by developing a strategy that defines the necessary equipment, personnel and knowledge to meet internal and external demand for antigens, antibodies, and other biological materials.Assess the current capabilities of antigen and antibody manufacturing across all Bio-Rad facilities to identify where expertise and best practice exist. Register capabilities and capacities of Ag\/Ab production operations and assess technological maturity.Define a global Ag\/Ab strategy, including determination of key Centers of Excellence, rationalization of operations, required redundancies and capacity expansions, and necessary investments to support Bio-Rad’s demand requirements.Develop roadmap for achieving the Global Ag\/Ab Strategy, and oversee execution of projects that move Bio-Rad’s operations towards globally harmonized processes, and an optimized footprint.Job Scope: 3 plants, 150 FTE, 15 managers and supervisors, $25M direct spending budget, $5M capital spending budget, $45M COGS, and $40M inventory.What's in it for you?:Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and more!Opportunities for growth and training. Stability of a profitable 60 year old company. Great work environment. About Bio-Rad:Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.EEO\/AA

11 days 21 hours ago

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.


Center of Excellence (COE) Manager\/Plant Manager (Manufacturing Manager III) Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. - Woodinville, WA, United States


Location: Woodinville, WA

Company Profile:
Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) continues to play a leading role in the advancement of scientific discovery by offering a broad range of innovative tools and services to the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad has a global team of more than 7,300 employees and serves more than 100,000 research and industry customers worldwide through the company's global network of operations. Throughout its existence, Bio-Rad has built strong customer relationships that advance scientific research and development efforts and support the introduction of new technology used in the growing fields of genomics, proteomics, drug discovery, food safety, medical diagnostics, and more.