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Vice President of Operations

Company: Lumesse
Location: Wichita
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Established in 1990, we have grown into a trusted global company becoming a leading player in personalized medical solutions. Thanks to our talented team of over 2,000 professionals located in 34 countries, we proudly satisfy the needs of over 200,000 customers around the world. From leading-edge compounding to natural products, from software to equipment, and pioneering genomics, we aim to deliver, on a global scale, ready-to-use and ready-to-administer innovative and high-quality personalized solutions that enhance medical compliance and significantly improve healthcare. Our people are driven by passion, a solid scientific core, and a dedication to innovate. We collaborate with our partners to continuously improve and discover new solutions, to bring quality to customers and positively impact people’s lives.

About the job The Vice President of Operations will drive continuous improvement and optimize all processes in a world class, 50,000 ft 2 technologically advanced 503B Outsource Pharmaceutical Compounding facility. This position will be responsible for leading operations at our two production facilities thereby driving Fagron Sterile Services to become the leader in this growing market. The VP of Operations will oversee all operational aspects of the facility including procurement, production, fulfilment, distribution, and ensuring company policies and procedures are followed.

Key Responsibility Areas:

Managerial oversight and responsibility for all production, and training at the facility

Responsible for maintaining industry leading customer-oriented services and achieving defined key performance indicators through the application of best-in-class manufacturing principles, processes, technologies and people management.

Budget planning, responsibility and oversight.

Leads or serves as a key project team member on large cross-functional projects, often with high visibility to senior management within Fagron Sterile Services and/or the global Fagron organization.

Participates in high level updates with senior management of other Fagron companies.

Accountable for identification of gaps, remediation, and developing action plans for the implementation of systems to meet short and long-term 503b manufacturing objectives.

Develop and execute the operations budget while contributing to the strategic national and international vision of Fagron

Develop, grow, and motivate team members across all levels of the organization.

Encourage and promote operating in a continuous improvement environment that is responsive to customer and market needs.

Remove production constraints; allocate human and equipment resources and direct production employees to attain all established goals

Collaborate with R&D as well as product management personnel to develop new product strategies

Work with Fagron procurement team to develop and improve supplier relationships

Work with regulatory department and maintain compliance with local and federal regulations

Participate in regulatory inspections and maintain positive relationship with local and federal authorities

Set yourself apart Education requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Business/Operations/Logistics/Distribution Management or related field

Master’s degree is preferred

Leadership training is a plus


7+ year’s progressive experience in a key management role at a pharmaceutical manufacturing/distribution or 503B facility with a record of improving performance, including initiatives aimed at raising operating efficiencies, increasing return on investment and optimizing the use of capital. May also consider candidates with experience leading operations at an FDA regulated medical device manufacturer

Previous experience operating under FDA cGMP with a robust understanding of the principles and applications associated with manufacturing operations, maintenance and engineering

Previous experience working with auditors, inspectors, and regulatory agencies

Previous experience/best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as; Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, Transactional Lean, Value Stream Mapping, etc. to drive improvement

Previous experience in designing, managing, and/or operating complex automation processes

Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and safety regulations, and enforcement of safety rules and policies

Previous experience with developing, implementing, evaluating, improving, and communicating strategic planning processes

Demonstrates proven knowledge of business and management principles

Demonstrates strong leadership, motivation, team-building, mentoring, communication, and advanced coaching skills that instill a strong sense of mission in a team environment across all levels of organization

Demonstrates excellent capacity planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs

Demonstrates a strong ability to be adaptable and flexible

Demonstrates skills to solve complex problems in a wide variety of high pressure situations which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovativeness. In situations where precedent may not exist, is able to independently exercise judgment, determine appropriate solution and take action

Highly motivated, results oriented, driven

What's on offer? We offer a dynamic environment where talent and ambition can develop to its fullest. We have an open and informal organization culture, where individuals need to have strong motivation and ability to work independently. Fagron is a widely expanding, international, professional and ambitious pharmaceutical company with multiple growth opportunities. Job opportunity includes competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, performance package, and ability to be part of an international leader in an expanding industry.

Ready for the challenge? Apply online through careers.fagron.com.

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