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Danaher Corporation Global Supply Chain Project Leader in Toulouse, France

Be part of something altogether life-changing

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Role Summary/Purpose

Within the GSC Operational Excellence team, the Manufacturing Project Leader will be responsible for developing a reliable wing to wing supply chain in EMEA region, including new suppliers, manufacturing processes and manufacturing capabilities, in accordance with our project management template and with tangible customer outcome.

Supported by a solid business cases, he/she will execute the GSC strategy in region for region, he/she will be intensively engaged in product and operation development projects.

He/she will assess resource requirements, supply chain risks, and operational capabilities required, including supplier capability assessment, in order to develop a strong manufacturing base in region for region, with a robust hand-off between GEHC engineering and our suppliers.

What you'll do

  • Early engage with Product Management, R&D, site manufacturing engineering and supplier capability engineering to enable successful technical transfers into manufacturing and/or suppliers.

  • Effectively assess and evaluate supplier capabilities used in the supplier selection process.

  • Improve supplier quality performance for assigned suppliers/parts via Quality Plan Implementation.

  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with Global Sourcing Leaders and Modality Sourcing Leaders to manage and implement supplier/engineering changes, New Product Introductions, and transfers.

  • Interface with Suppliers, Engineering, Service, Manufacturing and Sourcing to drive quality improvements that minimize the Costs of Quality, specifically Failed on Arrival/Install (FOA/FOI) issues, Field Failures, and Factory defects.

  • Assure Corrective and Preventive Action plans are developed and executed at assigned suppliers in compliance with the CAPA process.

  • Lead a cross-functional Program, including Sourcing, Manufacturing, Product Quality, Materials, to achieve targets of Operation deployment in Region for region.

  • Seek early understanding of Standard Product Cost, EHS risks, Regulatory Risks, and training needs. Plan activities to address these needs in timely manner.

  • Lead accurate and timely completion of documents required for each Milestone Review. This includes Supply Chain Strategy, Design Transfer Plan, Supply Chain Readiness Report, Validation Plan.

  • Highlight Supply Chain Risks related to Safety, Cost, Lead Time, Business Continuity and Regulatory Compliance to Project Management and Leadership Team. Follow through on Risk Mitigation Activities and provide status updates in Program Reviews.

  • Driving LEAN manufacturing implementation

  • Ensure sound Project Administration through resource plans, meetings minutes and actions-decisions log, and Project Archives.

  • Design and develop new processes to support both short and long term business plans with productivity, capacity and quality improvements.

  • Lead Compliance, as well as Environmental, Health & Safety efforts in support of plant goals

  • Provide safe processes that comply with all local and federal regulations. Assure that corrective action is taken to resolve observed safety concerns in all areas.

  • Quality Specific Goals:

  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position.

  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.

  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required.

  • Knowledge and understanding of document control, design transfer, verification, validation, acceptance activity, DMR, DHR and electronic signature requirements to ensure that product, equipment, tools, processes, software, training and documentation meet requirements.

Who you are

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering or related field (Science) or equivalent knowledge or experience

  • Significant experience in product and/or process development

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities using analytical and logical thinking skills

  • Previous experience in leading projects including managing scope, budget, quality.

  • Understanding of QA-QC and testing procedures.

  • Good analytical and planning skills.

  • Strong Six Sigma skills in DMAIC and DFSS, Minimum GB Certified

  • Working knowledge of Lean tools and Lean thinking.

  • Solid working knowledge of GEHC QMS procedures for Design Controls and Design Transfer

  • Good leadership skills and proven ability to manage effective global direct and dotted line teams and operating mechanisms.

  • Strong Influencing skills. Resourceful and Inclusive. Comfortable working thru pushback.

  • Strong communication Skills, written and verbal.

  • Willing to travel internationally and domestically up to 25% of the time

  • Maintain awareness of and comply with the Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and

  • regulations as they apply to this job type/position

  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines

  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required

  • Maintain Quality System Regulation (QSR) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)

  • Timely complaint handling and reporting

  • Timely review of documentation and records

  • Accurate quality data reporting and signal response

  • Provide objective evidence of global processes through compliant documentation

Desired Characteristics

  • Extensive industrial experience in process design and development

  • Direct experience in both product engineering and mfg engineering in GEHC.

  • Experienced in both NPI and IB/Forward Production environments. <

  • 6-sigma DMAIC & DFSS BB/MBB certified

  • Combined strong product and process knowledge for healthcare products

  • Demonstrated experience leading with influence

  • Good Strategic Thinker.

  • Experience developing new work practices and driving change

  • Experience working with global teams

  • Demonstrate capability to excel in a Cross-Functional Team Environment.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 68,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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