Director Operations (m/w/d)

Our client is a global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products.


We are searching for a dedicated and highly motivated

Director Operations (m/w/d)

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    Raum Stuttgart / Raum Heidelberg

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Have we woken up your interest?

Then apply online or by e-mail right here, stating your earliest possible starting date and your desired salary.

Your tasks

  • Lead and control of safe, GMP compliant, cost-efficient and stable manufacturing and packaging processes of solid dosage forms (among other tablets, film tablets, capsules and granules)
  • With the Heads of Production (HoP) for Packaging and Manufacturing, continually establish the appropriate organizational structure and staffing levels for the manufacturing and packaging areas. Supervise, direct and develop the HoP for Manufacturing and Packaging
  • Accountable for driving change initiatives, fostering associate involvement, to enhance accountability and sense of urgency throughout entire area of responsibility
  • Develop, implement, review suitable KPis and ensure appropriate actions are taken to continuously improve cost efficiency, safety, quality and compliance for ail processes in manufacturing and packaging
  • Builds and develops a committed team to manage all aspects of area of responsibility as it applies to order fulfillment, including such business processes as order and personnel planning and scheduling, continuous improvement in productivity, implementation and sharing of best practice, quality and business and processes and cost control
  • Develop continual process improvement and capital improvement plans to keep the Manufacturing and Packaging capabilities state of Collaborate with the Black Belts/ Lean Six Sigma associates to drive implementation maintenance of "Best Practice" processes, such as Lean Manufacturing, Standard Work, Six Sigma, TQM and similar tools
  • Develop capital expenditure proposals, justifications and recommendations
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable corporate and regulatory SOP and cGMP guidelines in Manufacturing and Packaging, working with site Quality Director

Your qualification

  • University Degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, Business, Logistics or equivalent experience
  • 1O+ years of progressively increasing managerial experience in pharmaceutical environment (It is essential that the position holder have experience of the pharmaceutical sector, ideally with knowledge in manufacturing and packaging of solid dose forms)
  • 1O+ years' experience in management positions
  • A demonstrable track record of success delivering continuous improvement/OEE practices whilst adhering to strong management and leadership principles
  • A commercially orientated individual, with excellent interpersonal skills and experience of successfully delivering change management programs to improve efficiencies are essential
  • Strong experience with Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing, Lean and Six Si ma or similar efficiency improvement programs is preferred

We offer you

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect
  • Delivers Results
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Champions Change
  • Engages and Inspires
  • Coaches and Develops

Your contact person

Bettina Cöppicus
Senior Personalberaterin


Optares ICM GmbH & Co. KG
Bettina Cöppicus
Heiligengeist Höfe 8
26121 Oldenburg