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Director, Manufacturing

Company: Zoetis Spain SL
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Manufacturing Director provides leadership to the Operations team and ensures attainment of safety, quality, performance, and financial objectives. - Incumbent will coordinate activities associated with the site production processes while continuously improving in the areas of quality, cost, safety, cGMP, productivity, delivery and production schedule. - She/he will serve as a technical coach and resource to the process/process teams in the areas of validation, materials conversion, equipment availability, planning, and systems integrity. - This role is a member of the Site Leadership Team and works with peers to support and meet site initiatives as a team. -Position Responsibilities

  • Oversees production operations, including staff and equipment, for a multi-faceted, highly complex, three shift manufacturing operation in alignment with company and corporate policies.
  • Work with Site Leadership to determine Team goals and objectives as a component of the Site plan; develop specific actions to meet goals. -
  • Direct Operations team to produce safe and high-quality products. - Responsible for all elements of the process (e.g., safety, budget, metrics, staffing, compliance).
  • Responsible for proper alignment and utilization of Zoetis resources and contractors.
  • Provides technical expertise and consultation. May inspect production equipment to determine operating conditions and engineering and/or maintenance needs.
  • Demonstrates leadership and behavior aligned with each of the Zoetis Core Beliefs
  • Provides direction and leadership to direct reports. Demonstrates and fosters accountability for the manufacturing operation to achieve production schedule and financial plan adherence, while ensuring product availability to our customers 100% of the time. -
  • Leads Gemba walks to "own the process", identifying and resolving issues that are impeding material and information flow. - Promotes use of Right First Time and Lean Manufacturing tools to assure the site provides a competitive advantage to the business. -
  • Identifies, prioritizes, and champions improvement projects to implement line and changeover improvements, reduction of process variability, and waste elimination.
  • Ensures high standards of product quality are achieved in accordance with Zoetis Quality Standards and policies and in compliance with appropriate regulations and standards (e.g., USDA, VMD, EPA, OSHA, as well as corporate operational standards). -
  • Ensures that production facilities are operated in a safe, environmentally acceptable manner, and that all colleagues are properly trained. -
  • Provides all production areas with necessary support on a consistent basis.
  • Promotes an effective safety and housekeeping program to ensure safe work conditions.
  • Responsible for justification, selection, training, and performance management of staff and/or contractors.
  • Supports process safety management programs within the plant, as needed.
  • Responsible for major decisions during planned outages to avoid unsafe operations and equipment damage, and to ensure continuity of operations.
  • Partners with GMT for successful transfer of new products into Manufacturing.
  • Promotes and achieves an environment of high colleague engagement, decision-making, and support/development.
  • May Lead Green Belt/Black Belt Initiatives and engage colleagues to lead Green Belt initiatives within Manufacturing.
  • Strategically plans and executes long-term planning for Manufacturing (e.g. capital planning, resource planning, long-range capacity planning, new products, etc.) that are consistent with strategic goals of the company.
  • Acts as a high functioning and collaborative member of the site Leadership team.Education and Experience
    • BA/BS with 15+ years of experience OR MBA/MS with 13+ years of experience. -Technical Skills Requirements
      • Prior experience managing in a chemical and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, with increasing levels of leadership responsibility. -
      • Demonstrated creativity and proven capability to effectively lead and develop others, optimize team and organizational performance, execute strategic and operational plans, lead and manage change, deal with ambiguity, analyze complex issues resulting in appropriate & timely decisions, and promote innovation.
      • Demonstrated ability to drive Transformation and Continuous Improvement throughout the organization.
      • Strong commitment to Product Quality, Customer Supply and Operational Excellence. -
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills. -
      • Green Belt Certification desired.
      • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate diverse groups to meet network, site, and departmental objectives.
      • Demonstrated successful coaching and development of colleagues, including effective performance management. -
      • Demonstrated commitment to the Zoetis Values and leadership competencies. -
      • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with senior management and related groups (i.e. Supply Chain & Logistics, VMRD, HR, QO, etc.).
      • Demonstrated successful interactions with domestic and international Regulatory authorities, such as - FDA, EPA, OSHA, etc.Physical Position Requirements
        • Ability to access all areas of the facilitySome travel to other Zoetis facilities may be required (Full timeRegularColleagueAny unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Keywords: Zoetis Spain SL, Chicago , Director, Manufacturing, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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