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Director, Continuous Improvement

Company: Catalent
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description
Position Overview:

Catalent hires people with a passion to make a difference to the health of millions of people globally. Your expertise, coupled with Catalent's advanced technologies and collaboration with thousands of innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love. Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Interested in learning more about life at Catalent? Start here

Position Summary

The Director, Continuous Improvement will serve as the primary resource for all CI efforts across the Bloomington Biologics manufacturing site. The successful candidate will serve as a change agent, driving efficiencies of production by defining, developing and implementing a Kaizen like approach throughout the manufacturing process.

By focusing on CI, this role will contribute to Catalent's Patient First philosophy by driving the site to increase capacity and continue to meet the growing needs of clients and patients with the highest quality drugs in a timely manner.

The Role

--- Create a culture of continuous improvement to include all levels
--- Plan, lead and facilitate project teams by:
- Offering recommendations for and driving significant and sustainable improvements
- Provide training and leadership to ensure site wide understanding and ongoing participation in site with CI initiatives

--- Solicit feedback from line employees to gain perspective, ideas and input offering opportunities for participation and continued growth
--- Utilize Kaizen events to drive ongoing improvements in capacity and overall efficiency
--- Work with Line Operators and Site Leaders to increase capacity and consistently meet organizational goals
--- Manage the weekly Biologics SQDC (Safety Quality Delivery and Cost) initiatives:
- Develops data collection systems and performance reporting
- Prepare and deliver complex presentations to ensure adequate understanding, resources and support for ongoing and future CI projects

--- Coach and support employees and leaders promoting a consistent focus on identification of opportunities for Continuous Improvement initiatives site wide
--- Serve as part of the Bloomington site's Senior Leadership team and providing awareness and support for ongoing and future CI activities

The Candidate

--- Bachelor's degree; Advanced degree (MS or MBA) preferred
--- Previous leadership experience within a high throughput manufacturing environment
--- 5+ years of driving Kaizen (or similar lean business tool) projects to attain increased productivity and overall efficiency
--- Strong understanding of financial and business concepts
--- Experience with Lean manufacturing systems such as the Toyota system preferred.
--- Experience working to regulatory standards: FDA, Good Engineering Practice (GEP), Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP) and Good Documentation Procedures is preferred but not required

Catalent's standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development:

--- Leads with Integrity and Respect
--- Delivers Results
--- Demonstrates Business Acumen
--- Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
--- Champions Change
--- Engages and Inspires
--- Coaches and Develops

Catalent's facility in Bloomington provides a fully integrated and unique model for process development, clinical and commercial mammalian cell culture manufacturing, formulation, parenteral drug manufacturing and packaging under one roof. The award-winning facility provides clinical and commercial bulk drug substance and drug product manufacturing, including liquid and lyophilized vials, and prefilled syringes, along with an array of support services. The Bloomington site is proud to offer the following:

--- Diverse, inclusive culture
--- Competitive salary with quarterly bonus potential
--- Educational assistance/reimbursement
--- On-site fitness center and wellness programs
--- Excellent on-site cafeteria
--- Robust Employee Referral Program

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

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Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

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