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Strategic Cost Down, Program Lead

Company: Rapid Micro Biosystems
Location: Framingham
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Winning the race to bring new healthcare products safely to--market--drives Rapid Micro Biosystems (RMB) to combine today's innovative technologies as never before. Your career at RMB puts you at the center of diverse global teams that span robotics, AI, Machine Learning, imaging, microbiology, and more, re-shaping how urgently needed pharmaceuticals are made, tested, and released for decades to come. The sky's the limit. Careers at RMB are fast-moving, with the high growth you'd expect from a world leader in microbiology automation.--Advancement--at RMB--affords an--opportunity to achieve--your personal goals and--develop your--passions, in an inclusive environment where every employee has the resources and opportunities to hone their skills. You'll do more, learn more, and--can--make a--profound impact--on our business. The incumbent is responsible for strategy development and execution of cost reductions in materials and product design. While this role is not in R&D, it requires significant interaction with R&D leaders and engineers in identifying and driving the implementation of projects. Assists and supports business platform teams in achieving their strategic & financial objectives. Provides leadership during the implementation of key programs and coordinates programs and projects. Works across entire organization with functional teams in assessing needs, developing plans, and developing strategies. Proactively communicates across these teams while taking a leadership role in executing the strategy. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS * Assists in development of strategies for the cost reduction of the product which are linked to the business strategy and formulates plans to meet these objectives. Provides analysis, evaluation of alternatives and makes recommendations to achieve business results. Leads the building of the cost reduction pipeline of opportunities over a 5-year period to ensure that the program goals, including financial savings targets are met. Provides leadership and coordination with the Sustaining Engineering leader to get resources. Meets with Supply Chain, Marketing, R&D, Quality/Regulatory, and others to ensure company programs are aligned with market needs and get required support to complete implementation. Ensures that the opportunities being pursued meet the hurdle for (i) technical feasibility, (ii) financial viability, and (iii) market (customer) acceptability. Collaborates with Marketing, R&D, Quality/Regulatory, Supply Chain, Finance, Manufacturing, and other functions to develop implementation plans for approved projects. Serves as a champion to overcome barriers by addressing issues promptly. Does not hesitate to challenge the status quo in search of opportunities that help the business provide cost effective solution to the customer. Develops, maintains, and communicates the dashboard related to the product design projects. Develops associated capital and expense information to implement initiatives and monitors spending to ensure compliance to the savings and spending targets and to budget. Ensures that the projects meet all the key milestones and the overall timeline. Assists in the development of future cost targets for Manufacturing to be incorporated into Manufacturing budgets. Works with Director of Manufacturing to direct the execution of budgeted programs. Ensure continuous improvement using Six Sigma and Lean principles are leveraged to improve quality while reducing costs. PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES BS degree in engineering or equivalent. Advanced degree in engineering or MBA desired. 10 Plus years work experience in a regulated industry. 5 plus years work experience managing large programs and projects, preferably in a global setting. Knowledge of design control as used in a regulated industry such as medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, or bio-tech. Experienced in developing business cases and justifying to senior leadership. Exceptional cross-functional communication skills. Exceptional at dealing with ambiguity. Ability to work with and influence decision makers across multiple (global) sites/regions/functions. Strategic grasp of manufacturing best practices, state of the art technology within areas of specialty required, including the interaction of design, materials, processes, and equipment. Working knowledge of key manufacturing aspects such as molding, assembly, packaging, sterilization in a high-volume setting desirable. Knowledge of continuous improvement including Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, especially Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) desirable. ABOUT RAPID MICRO BIOSYSTEMS: Rapid Micro Biosystems creates, sells, validates, and services innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal care products. The company's Growth Direct----the first and only growth-based system to automate rapid compendial QC Micro testing-ensures data integrity, compliance, and operational efficiencies driven by rapid methods and automation. Rapid Micro Biosystems is dedicated to providing groundbreaking technology and products to support companies in their journey to achieve greater reliability, efficiency, and better predictability, ultimately providing higher quality products for improved patient outcomes. Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts.-- Our--research & development,--and manufacturing--operations are located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Additionally, we maintain field--offices in Freising, Germany; Switzerland, and Singapore. Equal Opportunity: Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. Please no phone calls or agencies, please.

Keywords: Rapid Micro Biosystems, Framingham , Strategic Cost Down, Program Lead, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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