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MilliporeSigma Director of Global Design Team - 693551301 in Topeka, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11565748 A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

As the Head of the Cell Culture Media (CCM) Global Design Team, you will manage innovative and complex projects to introduce new and expanded business into CCM Operations. This position will have a key role in shaping operational strategies globally and will be critical to the continued expansion of CCM capabilities and market penetration. You and your team will work directly with internal and external customers to design and implement large scale manufacture of custom formulations through a project management approach. Your team will work across sites globally to ensure harmonization of internal processes, customer documents, and product attributes. You will interface with multiple internal functions including Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, R&D, Marketing, Commercial and Customer Excellence and external partners such as Customers and Vendors.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

+ Lead the CCM Global Design Team to achieve financial and growth targets for new CCM Custom Products through direct collaboration with customers, Sales Development, Marketing Excellence, and Global CCM Operations.

+ Provide direct leadership and guidance for:

+ + Design Team Managers - responsible for Project Manager teams, Design Engineers and Product Engineering teams.

+ Design Engineering and Operations Manager - responsible for Technical Operations teams, Raw Material Support teams, Packaging Engineering teams, and Immediate Advantage teams.

+ GDT Program Manager.

+ Business and Product Costing Analysts

+ Responsible for establishing and implementing operational strategies and initiatives in support of Process Solutions Business Unit, Global CCM Operations, and overall Company strategies and objectives.

+ Responsible for developing and administering global business policies governing the use and protection of CCM intellectual property and related information and data in partnership with Marketing Excellence, Product Managers, and Research and Development.

+ Develops Key Performance Indicators for the Global Design Team aligned with business unit and Company Strategic Objectives and reports performance to the KPIs to senior Leadership. Reporting of KPIs and metrics in a globally harmonized and transparent manner is a critical requirement of the position along with clear strategies for improvement initiatives where required.

+ Supports staff through effective leadership and coaching. Instills a culture of empowerment, inclusion, and engagement. Works with staff to develop their skills and expertise while ensuring performance meets required standards through regular direct communication and performance management.

+ Prepares operational expense budgets, capital expense budgets, and other key financial reports and forecasts essential to supporting business unit and Company goals.

+ Minimum 20% travel including international.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

+ BA/BS in Chemistry, Biological sciences, Engineering, or related field.

+ 5+ years direct employee leadership experience managing in a cell culture, pharmaceutical, and/or in a biological manufacturing environment

+ 2+ years project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Advanced degree in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, or Engineering

+ Master's in Business Administration (MBA) or equivalent

+ Project/Program management certification

+ Customer facing or commercial experience

+ Leadership of global team across multiple locations

+ Experience developing operational / commercial strategies and successful execution of those strategies with demonstrable business benefit.

+ Strategic mindset - ability to develop and implement global strategies

+ Leadership qualities - motivation of staff, coaching, mentoring, and performance management creating a culture of high performance

+ Business and manufacturing system experience, preferably SAP and BPCS

+ Customer Focused - drives the team to deliver to the customer consistently and collaborate on new opportunities.

+ Strong analytical skills - able to understand financial and technical data sets to identify patterns and develop appropriate action plans.

+ Highly collaborative - demonstrated ability to work across functions to achieve results while maintaining positive working relationships.

+ Accompl