BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Production Leader in Columbus, Nebraska

Job Description SummaryThe Production Leader sets goals, make decisions, and drives accountability toward department objectives in their assigned area of accountability. The Production Leader is also responsible for coordinating the activities of the manufacturing operations. Participate in developing budget information and department production schedule for areas of responsibility. Coach associates to be accountable for safety, quality, production and overall policy adherence. Drive continuous improvement activities in their area of accountability. Regular, punctual attendance is an essential job function. Ability to speak, read and write English. Ensures compliance with BD quality systems, policies, procedures and practices and all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies and procedures.

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads and facilitates Continuous Improvement (C.I.) activities and programs.

  • Coordinates the establishment and communication of challenging production goals.

  • Initiates and drives change to ensure goals are being met. Tracks production metrics in relation to goals.

  • Assist in developing and managing department budget and headcount levels. Responsible for staffing plans and ensuring associates are trained to perform their jobs and progress in the future, this includes hiring, promoting, rewarding, terminating associates, and setting/managing overtime for the department.

  • Ensure an open flow of communication exists between production associates and management.

  • Collaborate with Logistics to establish production schedules, monitor delivery performance versus schedule for the department.

  • Ensure regular, timely, and accurate assessments of associates are delivered through coaching activities.

  • Works with associates to resolve issues and concerns; involves HR when needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

This position supervises:

Small Team (1 to 10)

DELIVERABLES
  • Ensure manufactured products meet the established quality requirements.

  • Perform job duties to meet operational objectives (i.e. safety, quality, production, waste, etc.)

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

  • Exhibits sound leadership, reliable decision making, and appropriate ownership of organizational objectives and results.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Education:

This position has the following educational requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Science, industrial management, business, engineering or a related field.

Minimum Experience:

  • 5-7 years of manufacturing experience in a highly automated environment.

  • Management experience with people leaders, hourly production associates and technical associates preferred.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities (KSA’s)

Computer skills

Leadership skills

Decision making ability

Coaching skills

Presentation skills

Facilitating skills

Team building skills

Strategic thinking skills

Six sigma knowledge

Lean manufacturing knowledge

Quality systems knowledge (ISO, FDA)

Logistics planning knowledge

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.

Primary Work LocationUSA NE - Columbus (East)

Additional Locations

Work Shift

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