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Associate Director, Continuous Improvement

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Severn
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Associate Director, Continuous ImprovementSummary:The Associate Director, Continuous Improvement will work collaboratively with the Sr Director of CI and the entire CI team to ensure attainment of CI excellence across the BWI/Harmans site.-- This includes building expertise, establishing predictable and consistent processes, focusing on business priorities, and accelerating new technologies.-- This role will support the development of site leadership team on lean principles. The role will also play a pivotal role in mentoring the site leadership team to embed the skills and behaviors that will result in a sustainable continuous improvement culture within the BWI/Harmans site and ensuring that there is proper focus on standardization, simplification, and rapid adoption of best practices.Reporting to the CI Sr Director, this person is a dedicated resource responsible for operational transformation using lean, six sigma, and other advanced problem-solving and process improvement tools.By focusing on CI, this role will contribute to Catalent's Patient First philosophy by driving the site to improve processes and continue to meet the growing needs of clients and patients with the highest quality drugs in a timely manner.------Catalent is a growing Biotech Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with an internationally recognized tradition of quality and service.-- Catalent Cell and Gene Therapy provides process development, process characterization, and GMP manufacturing services to industry leaders utilizing novel technologies to produce state-of-the-art vaccines and gene therapies.-- As a Catalent employee, you will actively contribute to delivery of services to our clients and impact the well-being of their patients.---------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Role:--

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities throughout the BWI/Harmans site by routinely studying, prioritizing, and selecting projects that leverage lean six sigma tools to drive improvements in key site KPIs.
  • Facilitate advanced problem solving and analysis of specific improvement opportunities leading to the implementation of effective sustainable solutions
  • Promote the use of data and metrics for identifying improvement opportunities and problem solving activities
  • Engage teams as a Change Agent to help establish a Continuous Improvement culture and execute advanced problem-solving activities
  • Support design, development, and delivery of lean six sigma training and project execution
  • Assist in the identification and sharing of best practices across the organization
  • Manage weekly / monthly site reporting (People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost):
  • Develop data collection systems and performance reporting
  • Prepare and deliver complex presentations to ensure adequate understanding, resources and support for ongoing and future CI projects
  • Coordinate with Global and Regional Deployment Leaders regarding project status, issues and accomplishments
  • Network and collaborate with other Catalent CI Leaders Managers/Directors to share best practicesThe Candidate
    • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Life Science, Engineering or Business field
    • 7+ years of phase 3 and commercial stage manufacturing related work with demonstrated experience in Continuous Improvement and/or Operational Excellence
    • Three (3) years of experience in Biologics, Cell, or Gene Therapy operations and production
    • Four (4) years of experience leading team improvement efforts in production facilities
    • Experience in a GMP regulated environment
    • Certification in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from a reputable organization
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work with people at all levels of the organization, including the executive leadership team
    • Ability to successfully prioritize, and manage large, complex projects, deadlines, and tasks with little supervision in both team and independent environmentPosition Benefits:
      • 152 hours PTO & 8 Holidays
      • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits and 401k
      • Tuition ReimbursementCatalent 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.--Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone's safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.------personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.Visit to explore career opportunities.Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.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.Important Security Notice to U.S. Job Seekers:Catalent NEVER asks candidates to provide any type of payment, bank details, photocopies of identification, social security number or other highly sensitive personal information during the offer process, and we NEVER do so via email or social media. If you receive any such request, DO NOT respond- it is a fraudulent request. Please forward such requests to for us to investigate with local authorities.California Job Seekers can find our California Job Applicant Notice .

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