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Epredia Manufacturing Value Stream Manager in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

At Epredia, we improve lives by enabling better cancer diagnostics. We are a team of talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, working together to develop precision diagnostic solutions for our customers. We are a fast growing global company that drives innovation in diagnostics to create better outcomes for patients. Joining Epredia is much more than a job- it is an opportunity to be part of something with a purpose. Find out how you can improve lives while advancing your career.

All our employees share a common set of values – Do the right thing, continuously improve, and use resources responsibly. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

If you share in our values and if you're looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at Epredia.

Position Summary:

The Value Stream Manager (VSM) is a strategic partner in manufacturing within the Portsmouth Site with full responsibility for leading a Value Stream, the Production Supervisor, Team Leads and Associates within that value stream, to achieve the required customer and business results. The VSM is responsible for all operations, processes and production plans within the Value Stream and is accountable to ensure those plans and processes align with customer needs. The VSM ensures products are manufactured with the highest level of quality in a safe and timely manner that will meet or exceed customer expectations. This role develops and builds strong working relationships with their own team and with employees from other functional areas and shifts. This position works closely with the Production Manager and other department heads on matters related to site operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to Production Supervisors, Team Leads, Process Engineers and Associates within the value stream and drive a process improvement and root cause / corrective action culture

  • Mentor direct reports and their subordinates to improve skills and overall efficiency and effectiveness

  • Maintain positive employee relations through the use of transparency and open communication skills

  • Listen, support, engage and encourage employee suggestions and input

  • Drive daily accountability and customer focus throughout the value stream

  • Develop, review, and present various work/management reports to accurately measure production processes and make improvements to produce improved results

  • Drive improvement projects to improve efficiency, work environment and product and process quality

  • Lead and support LEAN initiatives including but not limited to Tier I, II, and III Daily management, GEMBA walks, 5 “S”, Leader Standard Work, and KPI metrics

  • Drive continuous improvement teams and actions to improve process and product flow

  • Develop and utilize capacity plans to accurately understand resource planning and headcount requirements

  • Produce and manage key operational metrics

  • Manage and take action on based on customer and other manager feedback

  • Manage value stream within set budgets

  • Participate with Quality, R&D and Engineering on new product introductions; lead pilot and production trial runs

  • Demonstrate Epredia values – Do the right thing, constantly improve, use resources responsibly

  • Manage disciplinary action process

  • Track absenteeism and timekeeping

  • Provide constant shop floor leadership (90% of time)

  • Manage in-bound and out-bound freight pacing aligned with capacity and customer requirements

  • Oversee warehouse management including inventory accuracy and efficient utilization of footprint

  • Assist with carrier selection and be point of contact for Division and Corporate freight management objectives

  • Other miscellaneous activities as assigned

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Manufacturing environment subject to dust, heat and noise conditions. Standing for extended periods of time for 10-hour shift or more

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA, or BS degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Operations, Management or related field. Advanced degree preferred

  • 7+ years of related work experience in manufacturing highly preferred, ideally in logistics and distribution

  • Quality Systems Regulations/ISO experience required; ISO 9000, ISO13485, FDA experience preferred

  • Continuous Improvement experience is preferred

  • Proven track record in leading and implementing lean tools such as; 5-S, Kanban, Standard Work, etc. to drive improvement

  • Excellent communication and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude

  • Must demonstrate strong organizational and leadership skills and be able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously

  • ERP software experience, SAP a plus

  • High degree of accuracy and decision-making ability

  • Flexibility in scheduling

  • Strong math and data entry skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Possesses motivation for a continuous improvement mindset and desire to improve all aspects of the Value Stream

  • Knowledgeable in data collection, measuring, analysis, improvement and control

  • Ability to conduct critical analysis and assessments to develop strategic action plans that ensure efficient, lean, and effective processes are in place to produce quality products

  • Ability to lead and deliver results in a team-based manufacturing environment and make fact based decisions

  • Demonstrate strong business acumen, organizational and analytical skills

  • Effective employee management skills including dealing with difficult employee situations and providing constructive feedback. Ability to lead, coach, counsel and encourage subordinates

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated leadership skills in a manufacturing environment

  • Proficient in MS applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Read, write and understand English

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This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance

YOUR APPLICATION:

Epredia offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and are driven by innovation and the desire to improve the lives of our patients, we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of five business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice.

TO ALL RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:

Epredia does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Epredia is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Protected Veterans (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) .

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At Epredia, we improve lives by enabling better cancer diagnostics. We are a team of talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, working together to develop precision diagnostic solutions for our customers. We are a fast growing global company that drives innovation in diagnostics to create better outcomes for patients. Joining Epredia is much more than a job- it is an opportunity to be part of something with a purpose. Find out how you can improve lives while advancing your career.

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