Value Stream Manager

Location: Germantown, Wisconsin, US
Department: Manufacturing
Reference: VN912
Summary of the Role
The Value Stream Manager (VSM) is a strategic partner in manufacturing operations with responsibility for leading a Product Value Stream to achieve required business results to include resource (people) utilization, ensure rapid implementation of decisions, budget development and adherence, efficiency, process, and transactions, e.g., job close out process, improvements. The VSM is responsible to increase the ratio, of value to non-value processes, and eliminating waste in the delivery of clinical and/or commercial batch manufacturing. 

Your Responsibilities
  • Manage all processing activities, general work habits, and specialized techniques to ensure they are executed in accordance with all applicable process safety management requirements, process hazard handling, respective PPE requirements, and general workplace safety considerations.
  • Ensures that processes are performed in accordance to approved batch records, work instructions, and special instruction worksheets as required. 
  • Ensures operators are trained to perform process steps within the respective records.
  • Drives a continuous improvement culture aimed at increasing Right-First-Time (RFT) manufacturing, increasing equipment up-time (decreasing equipment downtime)
  • Identifying and eliminating non-value-added work (waste) and collaborates within/outside of the Value Stream (VS) to identify and drive bottom line expense savings.
  • Develop & manage budgets (including spend tracking & variance resolution)
  • Coordinate & direct major projects (e.g. acquisition, capital equipment installation, major repairs, plant layout changes)
  • Coordinate with groups outside the value stream to support Value Stream operations
  • Executes a standard operating cadence of operations centric meetings such as shift hand offs, Tier board, CAPA (EHS and Quality) review/closure, Gemba, Kaizen, and monthly financial reviews.
  • Develops team in a manner that maintains positive morale, motivation, and collaboration.

Requirements for the Role
  • Bachelor of Science degree in STEM Discipline or a related discipline with 8+ years of progressive leadership experience within an operations environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience in the area of Value Stream.
  • Ability to plan and forecast the financial performance of the organization.

What We Offer
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time off, bonus program, 401k match, tuition reimbursement, 24/7 employee assistance program, flexible work hours, and the opportunity for career training and development.

Diversity and Inclusion
Sterling values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

This position is located in Germantown, WI, a vibrant city northwest of Milwaukee in Southeast Wisconsin.  A great place to live, work and raise a family, Southeast Wisconsin offers a variety of activities and diverse cultural scene. 

Why consider Sterling?
Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  This is complimented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services.

We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK, Europe and the US, where we employ more than 1300 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.
Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees.  You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day. 
Sterling Pharma Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.
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