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Head of Internal Manufacturing-Blood Glucose Monitoring

6917 Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Houston, TX posted November 29, 2022.

The PositionHead of Manufacturing Value Stream
– Blood Glucose Test Strips Roche Diabetes Care
– internal Manufacturing IndianapolisWho We AreDoing now what patients need next.

A pioneer in the development of blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery systems, Roche Diabetes Care (RDC) is committed to helping people with diabetes everywhere in the world think less about their daily diabetes routine, so they can get true relief, day and night.

We offer a broad portfolio of solutions for both people with diabetes and their professionals
– from blood glucose monitoring to information management to insulin delivery to continuous glucose monitoring.

Our aim is to offer innovative products, services and comprehensive solutions for convenient, efficient and effective diabetes management.We are strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We strive to build teams that represent a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Embracing diversity enables us to create a great place to work and to innovate for patients.

At Roche, we are passionate about transforming patients’ lives and we are fearless in both decision and action
– we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day.

We commit ourselves to scientific rigor, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all.

We do this today to build a better tomorrow.Internal Manufacturing Indianapolis is a function within Roche Diabetes Care Global Operations & Quality, responsible for the manufacturing of the majority of our Diabetes Care portfolio for the global demand of our patients.

Role PurposeAs Head of Manufacturing Value Stream
– Blood Glucose Test Strips, you will oversee the mass scale and highly automated manufacturing operation for blood glucose test strips.This includes the leadership of three groups with in total more than 250 operations and maintenance colleagues.

You will be a member of the Diabetes Care internal Manufacturing Indianapolis Leadership Team and report to the Head of Manufacturing IndianapolisResponsibilities:Responsible for the short and long term success of your area of responsibility.Secure the planning, implement and follow up on measures and processes to meet quality, volume and cost targets for your area of responsibility.Compliance with standards and procedures.Contribute to business, social and environmental sustainability targets.Focus on further developing the operations and maintenance teams as well as the manufacturing facilities and processes for your area of responsibility.

Carry out special projects and initiatives to drive overall success and future development of the manufacturing organization.Define and fulfill the short and long term resource needs.Establish and improve best practices and thought leadership.

Be an active coach and mentor to members of the team to help them grow and progress in their careerNurture and develop an empowered, knowledgeable, effective and efficient group of subject matter experts (SMEs) with the capabilities to support Roche Diabetes Care’s efforts with best-in-class expertise.Design and promote personal professional journey paths, enabling the fluidity of resources intended by our New Ways of Working.

Ensure that personal professional development is a priority for team members and leaders.Foster cross-functional collaboration and breaking down silos to achieve the best results for the organizationNavigate and influence within a changing organization, maintaining objectivity, respect for differences of opinion, fairness, open communication and consensus building skillSet an example as a VACC (V – Visionary, A – Architect, C – Coach, C – Catalyst) leader, including promoting leading from where people are, as well as a creative mindset.Responsible for performance management.Enable the organization’s New Ways of Working and support access to the right resourcesAct as role model for Agile Leadership behaviors, as well as for our culture, mindset & behaviors as defined in the Roche Operating PrinciplesWork closely with similar functions across Roche, and leaders across the business to identify and translate strategic direction into capability needs Staff teams judiciously, taking care to allocate the right resources to the right efforts Additional Job accountabilities:Assumes responsibility for developing and implementing the mid
– to long-term strategic focus of the chapter, with particular focus on organizational development, capabilities, and competencies.

Ensures that team members have the required proficiency and capacity to execute work packages in alignment with the strategy.

Actively builds a culture of empowerment, ownership, open communication, and continuous improvement within the teams.

Support implementation of the broader Global Operations and Quality strategy, ensuring alignment with Diabetes Care priorities.

Help to meet the demands of today, and drive preparation for the future in terms of skills, capabilities and technologies.

Contributes significantly to the development and implementation of the overall function strategy.Enables talent flow, evaluating business needs to drive succession planning and talent management.Develop annual budget, revising forecasts to meet business needs and monitor/ control expenditures to ensure efficient use of company resources.Boldly advance diversity, equity, and inclusion so that people feel safe to learn, to experiment, to challenge, to contribute autonomously, and most importantly, where they feel safe to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Qualifications, Competencies & Experiences:Bachelor degree in relevant area of study.

Master degree preferred10 years experience in the manufacturing or operations related function7 years experience in leadership Demonstrated success in understanding complex scientific issues and effectively translating them into business successTrack record of making strategic decisions and aligning the organization behind themMade impactful presentations to senior management and the external environmentPeople management and talent development Demonstrated leadership of cross-functional teamsMedTech industry or other high quality and regulatory industry knowledge Communication and presentation skillsAble to lead and manage changeInfluence and drive decisions across different hierarchy levelsActive management of conflicts, excellent communicator, strong leader and problem solverStrong business sense, strategic and conceptual thinkingDemonstrate Leadership and have a commitment towards people development:Proven ability to lead with creative attitude, very high self-awareness and being a coach and a mentor to other leaders and partnersDemonstrates the ability to build networks and can inspire to work agile Demonstrated success in establishing a high performing environment with an excellent reputation attracting the best talent, developing and inspiring themExperience defining career progression and development plans for professionals Possess Senior management skillsPrevious experience in managing areas relevant to assuring the development of efficient and effective quality management systems Able to foster positive partnerships through effective influencing, negotiation and conflict management skillsDeep commitment to cross-functional collaboration and breaking down silos to achieve the best results for the organizationStrong ability to navigate ambiguity, maintain objectivity, have respect for differences of opinion, be fairness, and drive open communicationLocations: Indianapolis As this position is a global role, international business travel will be required depending upon the business location of the successful candidate and ongoing business project activities.Roche is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We strive to build teams that represent a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Embracing diversity enables us to create a great place to work and to innovate for patientsWho we areAt Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare.

Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups.

Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.Unless entitled to a reasonable accommodation under applicable law, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with customer requirements, the company’s health and safety obligations and/or applicable law or guidelines.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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