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Head of Strategic Engineering

Company: Bausch + Lomb
Location: Greenville
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world-from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better.

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing, and commercial footprint of approximately 13,000 employees and a presence in approximately 100 countries, extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future.

Purpose of Job:

  • Manage and lead site technical operations (engineering, validation, maintenance, utilities, facilities, and calibration) at the Greenville manufacturing plant.
  • Inspire people, implement new technologies, lead and drive change, process improvement and increase reliability at the plant. Key Activities:
    • Facilitate the development of the Greenville site strategic plan. Provide direction and leadership to global and site engineering resources at the plant.
    • Develop the technical strategy for the organization to ensure business continuity for the strategic drivers of 1. Safety and Compliance, 2. Capacity, 3. Asset Utilization and Harmonization, and 4. N+1, Refurbishment, and Reliability.
    • Provide functional leadership for our technical operations departments (engineering, validation, maintenance, utilities, facilities, and calibration), including hiring, mentoring / coaching, retaining, and developing staff members.
    • Support the launch of new products and the development of cost improvement projects.
    • Assure compliance to regulations and quality systems for existing commercial operations, new products, and new process / platform start-ups.
    • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with appropriate functions, Project Managers, R&D, Project Engineers, Operations, QA, and Senior Management regarding status, opportunities, and issues involving the department, critical projects and information pertinent to achieving and sustaining business objectives.
    • Actively coordinate and support resource allocations and priority setting between Engineering, R&D, Quality and Plant Functions.
    • Build high performing teams capable of interacting and meeting the requirements of development, engineering initiatives, and compliance requirements.
    • Develop and maintain engineering process excellence including engineering standards best practices and documentation.
    • Establish strategic alliances / partnerships with internal functions and external suppliers.
    • Provide technical expertise, awareness, innovation, and direction to support B+L functions as required to support the business including tech transfer in and out of the Greenville manufacturing operations.
    • Create an inspiring work environment in which diversity of thought and innovation are supported, recognized and rewarded. Qualifications:
      • BS/MS in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering required and 9+ years of relevant experience.
      • 5+ years of leadership of engineering team and/or technical staff development. Ability to lead, motivate, and manage people.
      • Substantial experience in a Medical Device or Pharmaceutical setting.
      • Previous oversight of Engineering, Maintenance, Facilities and Manufacturing.
      • Expert level in capital projects.
      • Strong 6-sigma and/or statistical analysis capability desired.
      • Manufacturing and process reliability improvement.
      • Technical and managerial experience within a FDA regulated industry.
      • Significant change management experience.
      • Process validation and familiarity with FDA regulated products
      • Knowledge and experience in Solutions and Aseptic manufacturing processes strongly preferred. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

        Job Applicants should be aware of job offer scams perpetrated through the use of the Internet and social media platforms.
        To learn more please read Bausch+Lomb's Job Offer Fraud Statement .

        Our Benefit Programs:

        Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time .


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