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Sr. Manager - Materials and Sterilization

Company: BD
Location: Sandy
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Summary
In this role, you will report directly to the Sandy Plant Manager and be a critical member of the Plant Leadership Team.

Job Description

We are the makers of possible

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health--- is our Purpose, and it's no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us-from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year-to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities.

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you'll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.


Performs supply chain and logistics functions, which may include, but are not limited to, inventory control, sourcing (direct and MRO spend), vendor selection, sterilization operations, production planning, and finished goods distribution.
Creates integrated processes among internal functions such as operations and outside suppliers. Owns the Supply Review portion of IBP (Integrated Business planning).
Focuses resources on continuous improvement of the movement of materials through various production processes and establishes key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to supply chain planning/forecasting to measure actual performance against goals on a regular basis
Promotes alignment by understanding and communicating customer needs and requirements throughout the organization.
Develops financial and operational objectives and applies expertise to achieve those objectives while ensuring operational plans are aligned with business objectives.
Influences and partners with Mfg. Operations department leaders on production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, materials supply, staffing resources, and volume required to meet demand and to ensure maximum production quantity and quality.
Promote a Safety first, Quality always culture
Provide safe working environment to prevent employees from injury
Ensure ongoing safety and GMP training occurs at all levels of the organization
Ensure accident investigation procedures are followed and re-enforce safety audits
Institute policies to minimize environmental waste
Actively sponsor a 'Zero Loss' mindset through BD's Production System and act as a designated team sponsor for one of the component teams
Plan and establish yearly department budget for all activities and controls within the department
Lead and conduct quarterly skip-level meetings, monthly safety meetings, weekly staff meetings to ensure alignment of operating plans to business strategy
Facilitate discussions with your team members, linking career paths, training, and development plans to individual needs and career interests.
Provide growth and development opportunities for employees by providing calibrated performance reviews, training, coaches, and succession planning
Oversee all aspects of the annual Supply Plan which includes inventory, build, and sterilization plans for business.
Manages the overall logistical movement and control of finished goods, including inbound, inter-plant and outbound shipments, inventory management, warehouse operations and transportation.
Work closely with the Plant and Department Manager(s) to ensure adequate capacity planning, material availability and inventory strategy to meet the business plan.
Drive consensus in resolving supply constraints and provide operational support and guidance to ensure maximum productivity with the plant, platform teams, and category managers.
Serve as Site process owner for Demand and Supply Chain Planning.
Measure operational KPIs, standardize, and follow up with action plans to improve/sustain performance- including 3PL coordination & expense control
Provide strategic cross-functional collaboration with Sales, Operations, Quality and Customer Service to ensure team alignment and execute strategic planning initiatives.
Ensure that business continuity plans are in place and sustainability turns into a differentiator for BD as part of the strategy.
Comply with all GMP, regulatory and ISO guidelines, including company policies and departmental procedures.
Member of the Plant Leadership Team dealing with all site-wide issues/opportunities. Set strategic direction for the site.
Other duties as assigned.


Minimum required: Bachelor's in Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Business or other related discipline.
Preferred: Master's in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Global Operations Management, or other related discipline.

Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum 7 years of broad experience managing cycle count inventory and tracking status of back order, inventory turns and inventory aging. Preferably in a 24/7 manufacturing environment of Medical Devices.
Minimum 3 years as a people leader or supervisory capacity. Preferably in a matrixed organization that required influencing without direct authority.
Experience in production planning and control and multi-commodity purchasing.
Budgetary experience required.
Project Leadership preferred.


End to End Thinking- Proven capacity to understand and manage the entire process associated with supply chain starting from producing the materials from supplier and ending at providing the final product to the customers.
Customer Centric- Ability to understand what customers need as well to see the world from the customer's point of view.
Communication- Skilled at giving and receiving communication clearly, precisely, and in a compelling way to groups as well as individuals at all levels, including senior leaders, colleagues, and subordinates.
Development & Leadership Focus- Proficiency guiding, empowering and motivating oneself and a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.
Agility- Ability to renew oneself, adapt, change quickly, and succeed in a rapidly changing, ambiguous environment.
Change Management- Aptitude and discipline that guides how an individual prepares, equips and supports oneself and others to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes.

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company's receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD's Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It's also a place where we help each other be great, we do what's right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. You will have the opportunity to help shape the trajectory of BD while leaving a legacy at the same time. And through the organization's investment in BD University, you will continually level up your tech skills and expertise.

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you'll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.

To learn more about BD visit

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.


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