Associate Director/Head Of Industrial Engineering (OSI)

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About This Role

As Biogen is poised for tremendous growth, the Operations Systems Improvement (OSI) team is chartered to build a strong continuous improvement culture to drive increased efficiency and productivity, reduce costs and improve quality and safety across PO&T (Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology). As Director of Industrial Engineering/ OSI, you will be part of a dynamic team driving continuous improvement projects across internal and external manufacturing, quality, supply chain, RegCMC and building the lean and continuous improvement culture within PO&T. This role will leverage lean, continuous improvement, six sigma and operational excellence principles to analyze, design and implement quality assurance, quality control and business processes globally.


· Deploy critical lean and operational excellence tools across various functions within PO&T (Visual Management, Leader Standard Work, OEE, OLE/OOE, Kanban, VSM, 5 Why’s, pull systems, six-sigma,

· Serve in a Project Leadership role managing complex, strategic, cross-functional projects yielding 2-5% financial savings year over year.

· Work with Leadership to develop a strong improvement culture and corresponding execution plans and priorities required to drive an operational transformation across PO&T.

· Responsible for partnering with Lean Operations Leaders and Business Process Owners to define improvements that have the greatest impact on the business and the customer.

· Sets specific goals and priorities that drive lean principles and concept across the business and link lean initiatives closely to site/functional KPIs pursuing operational excellence

· Designing and establish KPIs, sustainable metrics, dashboards and systems for tracking and reporting of value proposition resulting from continuous improvement programs.

· Develop strategic deployment planning, establishes transformational vision,

· Lead and direct various project teams through a matrixed structure specific areas include; but not limited to:

· Reducing non-value-added waste

· Improving cycle times, RFT, and corporate partner service levels

· Developing labor and machine standards required to increase financial reporting robustness and identify/prioritize areas of improvement

Who YouAre

Have passion and a proven track record of implementing and driving lean and continuous improvement projects/programs within regulated industries – Biotech, Pharma, Aerospace, etc.

Like challenges and are willing to roll up your sleeves and work with cross-functional teams to drive projects

Have a strong focus on execution and results.


Required Skills

· Bachelor’s degree OR relevant experience (inclusive of Military experience)

· Associate Director:

· 10+ years of relevant experience

· Head of Industrial Engineering (OSI):

· 12+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Skills

· Masters in Industrial Engineering OR any Engineering discipline

· PMP certification

· Master Black Belt/ Black Belt/ Lean Master Certification

· 10+ Years of Biotechnology, pharmaceutical or similar highly regulated industry including experience in operations with engagement in Operational and Business support functions

· Experience with change management and ability to influence across various levels within the organization to drive changes and improvement

· Strong project management skills

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

Additional Information

Biogen’s US Alzheimer’s Franchise is looking to recruit proven and ambitious sales achievers with at least five years of experience in pharma, specialty, hospital, med device/capital equipment, and/or biotech sales.
In this field-based, specialty sales representative position you will be called upon to sell our products with key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s Disease community: including Neurologists and allied health professionals.