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RGF is a global brand of Recruit Group, Japan

Job Description

Company Overview
Fortune 500 Global Company

Job Description
We are looking for a strong Process Engineering leader to lead all technical aspects of compounding to drive output, quality, efficency, safety and GMP requirements as our Factory Process Engineering Director.

• To develop and implement technical plans for the areas of control to meet current and future business needs (training, organization, equipment etc.)
• Provide solid technical leadership and processing expertise
• Lead development and execution compounding output improvement projects
• Collaborate with related internal departments to improve cycle time, formula, process
• Technical equipment solutions to improve throughput and capacity
• Serve as liaison between R&D and the plant for new product launch
• Develop and maintain technical training program for new and existing compounders

Leadership activities (30%)
• Provide solid technical leadership and processing expertise.
• Serve as liaison between R&D and the plant for new product launch
• Lead development and execution of compounding output improvement projects
• Resolve Manufacturing/Production issues to meet all objectives.
• Provide strategic direction, motivation and coaching to members.
• Drive and improve production team’s performance by measuring key performance indicators and leading activities towards continuous improvement.
• Carry out quarterly and annual Performance reviews for direct reports.

Continuous Improvement (30%)
• Develop and maintain technical training program for new and existing compounders
• Identify and implement methods to improve overall performance of in Compounding
• Identify, justify and support Capital Expenditures for compounding
• Develop, implement and control process improvements for Compounding
• Responsible for leading lean manufacturing initiatives within the Compounding Area (KT, Six Sigma, 5S)
Change Management (20%)
• Develop and Drive cultural change in Technical Services via a vision, aligned plans and confident leadership.
• Improve Labor Efficiencies via reducing hours per Batch/Kettle Idle time and Asset Efficiency.
• Drive Kettle Turn Improvement as per fiscal commitments.
• Reduce Quality rejects and sustain the gains through standard work and process improvements.
• Give general and specific direction to Managers in order to meet short term and long term goals.

Health & Safety (20%)
• Ensure complete compliance with all statutory and corporate EHS policies eg. PPE, WHIMS, GMP, ISO 140001, etc.
• Be the Role Model for Safety in the Site – have a zero-tolerance for short-cuts, congestion and rushing.
• Ensure all changes, new equipment, leadership initiatives are completed with a Safety First philosophy.

Requirements
• A University Degree, preferably in a science or technical related field.
• 8 years in a GMP manufacturing environment with demonstrated progression through various levels of management and responsibilities.
• Experienced in handling liquid or gel products with complex formulations.
• Demonstrated people management capability in the following areas; team building, interpersonal skills, communication and negotiation.
• Very strong analytical capabilities.
• Proven Problem-Solving capabilities through formal training
• Floor leadership, knowledge of Operations.
• Language ability: English and Japanese