OpEx Manager - QPharma

QPharma is an innovative contract developer and manufacturer of pharmaceuticals. The company offers customers bespoke solutions through an extensive knowledge and unique manufacturing capabilities. The expertise and capabilities lie in developing and manufacturing both solid and polymer-based dosage forms. The solid dosage portfolio includes products such as immediate-release film and non-coated tablets, along with controlled-release tablets and granules. Meanwhile the company pioneers in polymer-based dosage forms with products such as vaginal rings, implants and intrauterine systems.

Operational Excellence Manager - QPharma

As OpEx manager you will play a key role in creating and driving a company culture that strives for operational excellence through continuous improvement.

Your role

As OpEx manager you will play a key role in creating and driving a company culture that strives for operational excellence through continuous improvement. You will collaborate with the senior management team and other stakeholders to identify high impact improvement projects that will drive efficiency and cost savings across the organization.
You will build up and lead the Operational Excellence team in developing and delivering manufacturing excellence measured through clearly defined objectives and operational KPIs. Emphasis will be on building a high commitment and high-performance driven culture where continuous improvement is central to our way of working.
The position will include both operational and strategic responsibilities such as:
  • Build companywide capability by training and coaching teams on the use of Lean methodologies, such as continuous improvement, 5S, standardisation, visual management
  • Identify and prioritize high impact improvement projects through analysis of business processes, operational metrics, and other channels
  • Lead the implementation of improvement projects and review performance against set targets
  • Create process maps and documentation for existing and future processes
  • Drives data analytics and dashboard development to identify waste and troubleshoot operational issues
  • Define key metrics, such as OEE, for performance measurement and tracking within the functional departments

You will report directly to the VP Operations and be a part of the Operations Management Team.

Your profile

We are looking for an experienced Operational Excellence Manager with a solid track record from fast paced manufacturing environments, preferably within the pharmaceutical or medical device industry.
This is your preferred background:
  • College or university degree; Finance / Business / Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma training and experience required. Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.
  • Project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience of driving operational cultural change
  • Comfortable learning new systems and operating within those systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Fluent in both English and Swedish

Our offer

This a great opportunity to finally build up the perfect OpEx-function. You will have the mandate to really make a difference and set processes and standards on the highest level. Add to the equation that you might also get to build up your own team and you realize that this is a dream come true!

Your application

Please contact Thomas Lindquist, tel 0704-531353, if you have any questions.
Last day to apply is December 6.

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