Director, Production Operations, Life Sciences
Company: LifeNet Health
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Director, Production Operations (Life Sciences)
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Mon-Fri 8:15AM-5PM; travel up to 50%
LifeNet Health is searching for talented individuals who will
embrace our mission of saving lives, restoring health, and giving
LifeNet Health, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is
the largest nonprofit organ procurement organization ("OPO") and
tissue processor in the United States, as well as a leading
innovator in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Our goal
is to improve the quality of human life through the provision of
organs, tissues and cells for transplantation; to provide
innovation in the fields of bio-implants, regenerative medicine and
research; and, to serve the community with educational and support
services that enhance the donation process. LifeNet Health has over
1200 employees and has a growing global presence.
How you will contribute to LifeNet Health's success:
As a Director, Production Operations, you will manage and direct
assigned production departments in LifeSciences within LifeNet
Health's multi-site production and logistics division. You will
work with the VP, Process Engineers, and Quality Systems Engineers
to ensure production operations are in compliance with the
appropriate regulations (i.e., FDA, ISO and AATB for Tissue
Operations). You are responsible for all quality, cost, and
operational elements regarding production of clinical or research
products. You will direct implementation of lean practices within
Production Operations. You will work closely with supporting
departments, including Planning, Quality Records, and Logistics to
ensure timely and efficient throughput of donors and grafts. You
will collaborate with all Divisions of LifeNet Health regarding
production plans, standards, and schedules. You will partner with
VP for budget preparation and administration.
What you'll do:
- People Leadership: Provides oversight to assigned team by
supervising, guiding, and directing employees to be effective
regarding day-to-day execution of production operations (multi-site
24/7 environment), support operations, and production enhancement
and improvement initiatives. Ensures individuals are equipped with
the right skills, tools, and talents necessary for executing their
duties. Uses the established people processes (performance,
development, succession, and career) to ensure their team's level
of performance and capabilities meet current and future standards.
Ensures effective training of technical staff and adequate staffing
levels in all departments.
- Strategic Operational Leadership: Analyzes production
department functions and graft production and makes or recommends
operating decisions. Develops departmental goals and objectives and
annual budgets (operational and capital) that support corporate
strategic goals and objectives. Monitors monthly financial
performance indicators, investigates variances, and recommends or
adjusts operations using Lean techniques. Achieves departmental
goals while maintaining costs within budget.
- Regulatory Compliance: Oversees the Production Operations QSR
systems and implements departmental changes as needed to meet the
regulatory requirements for all affected products.
- Process Improvement: Serves on new product development and
design control teams to ensure proper
validation/qualification/compliance requirements are assessed and
met. Makes recommendations for improvements in product
What you'll bring (Minimum Requirements):
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Life Sciences, Business
Administration, Allied Health or related field; Master's Degree in
Engineering, Life Sciences, Business Administration, Allied Health
or related field preferred
- 10 years Management experience leading others
- 7 years Operations/Production/Manufacturing experience in Life
Sciences, Tissue Banking, Medical Device, Manufacturing, Logistics
or related industry
These would be nice too (Knowledge Skills and Abilities):
- Continuous Improvement: Demonstrated experience with process
improvements to generate value and reduce waste.
- Strategic thinking: Strategic planning and interfacing
especially for complex or critical products. Impact of regulatory
changes on internal processes and products Clear, comprehensive
understanding of the link between department/function and business
- Communication skills: Written, verbal and presentation; ability
to engage, inspire and influence people.
- Relationship Management: Builds and sustains partnerships
across organizational boundaries and functions as well as outside
the organization to achieve common goals and outcomes.
- People Development: Actively engages in talent management
practices (selection, promotion, development, and engagement) to
cultivate a workforce that is well aligned with current and
emerging talent needs.
- Research/Problem Solving: Leads thorough analysis of situations
with appropriate attention to detail and the big picture including
consideration of impact at multiple levels of the system.
- Lean/Six Sigma: Demonstrated experience implementing as part of
- Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Why work at LifeNet Health?
We have a fierce drive for our mission of Saving Lives,
Restoring Health, and Giving Hope. You won't find another company
with a culture as strong as ours.
- 403(b) and Pension Plan
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage
- Corporate sponsored events (Chili Cook-Off, 5K, Celebration of
Life Gala, and many more!)
- Work-life balance with generous paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- Personal career and skill development opportunities
- Wellness Program
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Dedicated and passionate co-workers
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. We
maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance
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