BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Industrial Unit Manager in Le Pont, France

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Difference of One

We are currently recruiting an experienced Industrial Unit Manager to join our Worldwide Manufacture Department in Le Pont de Claix (Grenoble).

You are the one who can make the difference. Join us and be a crucial part of advancing the world of health!

Industrial Unit Manager

As the Industrial Unit Manager reporting to the Plant Director, you are responsible for manufacturing of products in alignment with our Safety, Quality, Deliveries and Cost objectives.

You will be promoting the culture of our BD Production System (Continuous Improvement based on 0 loss mindset and people engagement) to achieve the objectives.

You also are responsible for the development of his organization and associates competencies to meet our objectives.

Your main responsibilities

As the Industrial Unit Manager, you will be focusing on the below:


  • Responsible to provide a safe working environment to his staff and employees

  • Promote an environment to prevent safety accident.


  • Organize operations in full compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices and all applicable operating procedures.

  • Insure in process control efficiency and products traceability

  • Develop and implement action to improve quality in line with customer expectations

  • Implement CAPA following investigations and audits

  • Actively participate in internal or external (customers, notified body….) audits

  • Drive improvement of right the first level for product release

  • Work closely with plant quality department


  • Organize all resource to deliver forecasted products on time with the specific quality level (meet mix compliance target.

  • Optimize manning and assets utilization according to forecasted production and available equipment

  • Work closely with plant supply chain department for production planning management

  • Support industrialization of new product and new process technologies in his area


  • Prepare annual budget for his sector and define global and detailed objectives

  • Pilot actions plan to meet of C2W (cost to win) targets

  • Adjust organization according to forecast changes vs budget

  • Manage variance to budget and initiate action when necessary

  • Follow and improve the industrial unit performance in collaboration with the accounting department.

About you

To deliver the results that we are looking for, you are a Pharmacist or have an Engineer background with a proven experience of minimum 5 years in a similar manufacturing position.

You also have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and influence

  • An excellent management, interpersonal, communication and team working skills. This role will require active communication across all levels of the organization, including Maintenance, Supply Chain, HR, Quality and Continuous Improvement Teams

  • An effective written and verbal communication.

  • The ability to build and execute a 3/5 years strategy

  • The adaptability in a challenging, strict and changing industrial environment

  • Finally, you are fluent in both French and English

What we offer you

As the Industrial Unit Manager, you will be in charge of a challenging and an motivated perimeter of 300 people approximatively.

You will also be autonomous in your way of managing the team and dealing with the existing and new projects in a recognized international pharmaceutical company

As such, you'll be in direct contact with the Plant Management Committee and the R&D and Engineering representatives internally then with the Customers, Suppliers and Auditors externally.

If this describes you and your career aspirations, then please click on the APPLY button.

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Primary Work Location

FRA Le Pont-de-Claix Cedex

Additional Locations

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.