Operations Manager - Production, Manufacturing; Life Sciences - Gaithersburg, MD
Gaithersburg, MD 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description
Why do we need you ?

If you want to discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.

The Operations Manager will lead all aspects of a multi-product (Cell Therapy, & Single Use Assemblies/Final Fill Solutions) operation at the Life Sciences Manufacturing Facility in Gaithersburg, MD.

Will ensure customers' expectations are exceeded by leading the plant to its full potential, delivering high quality products at market leading levels. This is accomplished by identifying and delivering continuous improvement activities that enhance employee performance, manufacturing efficiency, equipment up-time, product quality, and operating costs.

Will manage cross-functional projects that enhance efficiency, add capacity, support future growth, and prioritize CAPEX investments.

Will lead, develop & coach all manufacturing employees, including salaried production supervisors, process engineers, and hourly manufacturing technicians, ensuring the completion of all standard work, projects, and deliverables safely, efficiently, and on schedule.

Operations Management:

  • Manages and supports front line supervisors of the Cell Therapy, &, Final Fill
  • Plans/directs plant activities such as plant personnel engagement, safety performance, plant production, controlling product cost, plant OEE, Production Utilization, scrap, internal ppm.
  • Promotes a safe working environment, comply with proper use of PPE, reports/investigates incidents, and participates in functional department safety meetings.
  • Maintains good safety and environmental practices and procedures consistent with job(s) performed and EMS (Environmental Management System) requirements.
  • Oversees production environment in accordance with GMP & QMS requirements with a strong focus on safety.
  • Trains employees on and implements control systems to eliminate product discrepancies.
  • Interfaces with managers/customers to ensure our quality commitments are met.
  • Prepares & Operates within the operating budget
  • Assures compliance to all regulatory requirements - FDA, OSHA, OFCCP, EPA, etc. Adheres to all environmental, health and safety SOPs, equipment, policies and procedures, including any department specific requirements

Continuous Improvement:

  • Actively drives Operational Excellence and WCM within departments and establishes department objectives based on the WCM management approach.
  • Provides leadership for quality standards, production efficiency, training needs, continuous improvement/cost reductions, scrap improvement, safety standards and environmental compliance.
  • Leads development projects supporting the site's Policy & Strategy Deployment.
  • Sets goals and objectives & assess performance of team members.
  • Leads Operational Excellence systems driving OEE, Utilization, & Scrap to World Class Levels

Collaborative Leadership:

Manages cross functional projects involving areas of direct ownership and collaborative efforts throughout the plant, to position facility well to add capacity to support future growth, prioritize CAPEX investment, align with corporate initiatives and lead next generation technological improvements.

Is this job for you ?

Bachelor's Degree - Engineering (mechanical, chemical, materials, technology, etc.), Quality, Operations, Business or related field; Required.

Master's Degree - Business or related field; Preferred.

10+ years of progressive experience & exposure (with proven impact) in various roles/capacities within Manufacturing Operations (including Production, Supply Chain, et al); Required.

Leadership experience (with direct & indirect management/influence of teams & stakeholders; including project-, change- and conflict management; Required.

Continuous improvement experience; Required.

Experience working within Regulated industry; Required.

A little more about us

Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world's leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life's critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Join Us at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences. Together, we'll create a better life.

Click here to Explore more opportunities within Saint-Gobain Life Sciences.

To make sure nothing is forgotten

Certain states require pay information be provided in job postings. Saint-Gobain aims to deliver a comprehensive Total Rewards package to support our employees' wellbeing and help improve daily life for themselves and their families. We believe in the importance of pay transparency in what we offer prospective candidates and provide the national pay range for this position which is $99,900 to $154,800 per year, however, the base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for an annual bonus. The targeted bonus amount is 13% of base salary based on company and individual performance measures. The Total Target Cash range (base pay and annual bonus) for this position, is $112,887 to $174,924. Bonus payments are part of variable compensation and by nature can vary based on company and individual performance and is not a guarantee.

Employees have the flexibility to choose the benefits that best fit their individual needs.

Health and Wellbeing - Supporting your wellbeing, to thrive in life and work.

  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Healthcare Saving Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • LiveWell Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Parental Leave

Retirement and Protection - Helping to make the future life you want a reality.

  • 401(k) with Company Match, Retirement Accumulation Plan (RAP), Cash Balance Pension Plan
  • Company-provided Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-Term Disability
  • Voluntary employee and dependent life insurance, Long-Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance

Additional Benefits - Helping shape the experience and impact you want

  • Commuter Benefits
  • Group Legal
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance and Discounts
  • Back-up Child & Elder Care
  • PerkSpot Employee Discount Program

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$99,900 to $154,800
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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