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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Quality Manager, New Product Engineering in San Diego, California

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Job Description


Reporting to the Senior Manager of Quality, Manager provides direct management to technical and managerial staff. The role determines the tactics required to achieve departmental and plant/business objectives. Through outstanding communication; effective problem solving and active management of ambiguous situations; manager ensures product safety, product quality and compliance with all relevant global regulations and customer expectations. Success is measured in terms of the frequency and scale of product quality and organizational issues.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Engages with quality networks as well as the business unit and associates toward the effective promotion and alignment of organizational goals to the company’s mission and vision.

  • Proactively identify and work through obstacles that may hinder associates from focusing on and delivering their individual impact goals.

  • Ensure the plant/functional quality organization is staffed, organized and resourced to fulfill its obligations and to comply with applicable regulations and procedures.

  • Mentor and develop department personnel, including dedicated succession planning and contingency management.

  • Function as the technical leader within the competencies managed by the plant/business

  • Effectively navigate and lead through the challenges of change and establish key stakeholder engagement focused on win-win solutions.

  • Continuously evaluate departments/plants/business progress toward tactical goals and objectives adapting them to meet customer and business needs

  • Pursue and actively manage key stakeholder relationships that support the broader strategy that are impacted by department/plant/business goals.

  • Development and implement best quality practices.

  • Manage customer impacting issues; prioritizing quality and compliance minded solutions that uphold the company and its standards.

  • Maintain positive and cooperative communication and collaboration with all levels of employees, customer, contractors and vendors.

  • Pursue and maintain a functional knowledge of global regulation affecting the local business.

  • Contributes to the attainment of budget goals by managing department spends, may manage a formal budget


  • Assures compliance to Design Controls for New products

  • Manages Process Qualification/Validation system

  • Oversees equipment qualification/validation processes; including out of tolerance investigations

  • Responsible for Supplier Management

  • Shares responsibilities of oversight of product changes with Sustaining Engineering


  • Bachelors degree in science, engineering or other relevant discipline

  • At least five years relevant technical experience including at least three years of direct supervision.

  • Process validation experience (IQ/OQ/PQ)

  • Experience in new product development and design controls (ISO 13485)

  • Statistical analysis (MiniTab preferred)


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego (BDB)

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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, or any other protected status.