Covance

  • Kit Production Manager

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
    Job Number
    2018-19631
    Job Category
    Other
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    Kit Production Manager

    Play a pivotal role in drug development and advance your career

     

    Are you interested in making a positive impact on global health through your everyday work? Are you passionate about advancing your career while making a difference in patients' lives? Do you love to lead a team and thrive in a dynamic, high-paced environment?

     

    If you said yes to these questions and you are looking for a place where you can explore a multitude of career paths across the drug development spectrum, consider working at Covance as a Kit Production Manager in our Central Laboratory. This is a permanent, full time position, based in our Indianapolis facility.

     

    As a Kit Production Manager, you will supervise a team of up to 4 supervisors covering the second shift (2-11 PM or 3 PM-12 AM) that oversees the production of specimen collection kits utilized in global clinical trials and direct continuous improvement efforts focused on improvements in cost, quality, time, and people. This person must have a strong sense of personal commitment towards the business and our customers; an ability to foster teamwork throughout the organization; and communicate effectively with all levels in the organization.

     

    You will be responsible for:

     

    * Leading a team of approximately 4 supervisors with indirect oversight of approximately 130 employees.
    *People Management – Responsible for creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce. Provide coaching on professional development and career paths. Provide timely feedback and performance evaluations for direct reports after obtaining the relevant input and evaluation. Provide feedback and input on performance evaluations for indirect staff. Support Talent Management.
    *Monitor & improve cost productivity while ensuring all customer commitments are met in a timely, quality & compliant manner
    *Maintain awareness of new manufacturing trends, materials, techniques, and technologies that may have application to our operations
    *Develop and implement programs for standardization of processes, cost reduction, and continuous improvement across departments and in collaboration with other functional leaders.
    *Recommend, budget, and implement capital projects aligned with business goals and strategic plans. Oversee the evaluation and improvement of the usage of current equipment and processes
    *Provide leadership for executing development of new products and services
    *Ensure sufficient capacity exists to achieve all customer commitments
    *Develops and executes flexible production systems based on Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Process Control techniques.
    *Develops quality strategies that drive process stability, quality assurance and process standardization with associated controls and feedback
    *Establish metrics and goals to track performance and hold teams accountable in the areas of quality, productivity, delivery, and training
    * Ensuring that specimen collection kits for global clinical trials are assembled and shipped to investigator sites on a timely basis with appropriate audit trail for kitting and shipping as well as lot number and expiration date tracking.
    * Addressing client needs and ensuring expectations are understood, communicated and met.
    * Ensuring hardware and software are maintained and upgraded on the automated line.
    *Identify root causes of issues and implement corrective action to minimize downtime with a focus on Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost
    * Financial Stewardship –have business acumen and understand how teams results impact business finances.
    * Delivering results in a complex and sometimes ambiguous environment
    * Leading special projects as needed.

     

     

    What we’re looking for in you:

     

    Do you have the following education and experience?

    • Knowledge of the disciplines of manufacturing management such as production and inventory control, variable cost productivity, and fulfillment metrics, quality systems, cost systems, and fulfillment metrics, and procedures
    • Two-year degree in related field or equivalent experience in management and or production.
    • 3 years supervisory experience in an employee-empowered production environment.
    • Experience with high quality standards and methods is required.
    • 3-5 years of experience in automated production involving complex product assembly on complex materials assembly and handling hardware in a complex software environment
    • Clear, strategic, and critical thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans.
    • Process improvement experience, Lean manufacturing/Six sigma.

     

    Why People choose to work at Covance

     

    "At Covance, it’s our people that make us great – it’s what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with extraordinary people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own outstanding potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond."

    Get to know Covance

    Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is the world’s most comprehensive drug development services company. Because of our broad experience, from early research to commercialization, our more than 20,000 employees from across the globe are in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing. Our team’s impact on healthcare is remarkable. Through their everyday work they’ve supported 100% of the top 50 drugs on the market and all the oncology drugs approved in 2016. Even though we span multiple businesses, we operate as one, sharing our knowledge to improve our efficiency and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.

     

    The Covance team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside exceptional people who each play an important role in bringing new scientific discoveries and therapeutic area advancements to life. And, because we span the drug development spectrum, you’ll directly impact a wide-range of initiatives as you explore unique career paths and discover your extraordinary potential.

     

    Get ready to make a difference as we speed the delivery of groundbreaking therapies and improve lives of countless individuals.

    EEO Statement

    Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

    Education/Qualifications

    • Two-year degree in related field or equivalent experience in management and or production.

     

     

    Experience

    • Knowledge of the disciplines of manufacturing management such as production and inventory control, variable cost productivity, and fulfillment metrics, quality systems, cost systems, and fulfillment metrics, and procedures
    • 3 years supervisory experience in an employee-empowered production environment.
    • Experience with high quality standards and methods is required.
    • 3-5 years of experience in automated production involving complex product assembly on complex materials assembly and handling hardware in a complex software environment.
    • Clear, strategic, and critical thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans.
    • Process improvement experience, Lean manufacturing/Six sigma.

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