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Value Stream Leader

Company: SCN BestCo
Location: Mooresville
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Description We believe being healthy should not require tradeoffs. SCN BestCo is a leading innovator, developer and manufacturer of Vitamin, Mineral & Supplement (VMS), Over-the-Counter (OTC) and prebiotics/probiotics in enjoyable forms such as gummies, lozenges and chews. With over 50 years of excellence, our team leads the way in changing how consumers make healthier choices. With unique food science expertise and proprietary processes, we've pioneered many firsts. Our passion to create new to the world products has guided and continues to be core to our mission of making health and wellness more enjoyable. Come join us and become a part of our winning formula!
The Director, CST (Cough and Sore Throat) Value Stream will have end to end responsibility for CST product forms. The focus of this role will be on driving continuous improvement across all areas of the supply chain (ie-Operational productivity, Customer Service, EBITDA).
S/he will develop manufacturing strategies to optimize results across the end-to-end product family supply chain. The Director, CST Value Stream works closely with Engineering, Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, Planning, Quality, Safety, Accounting, and Logistics to effectively plan, direct, and coordinate all activities of production to include safety, quality, production, and cost control. The Director, CST Value Stream ensures that the highest standards of safety are followed to protect our employees and that all SOP's and GMP's are strictly followed to ensure product quality and consumer safety. The Director, CST Value Stream also works with Commercial and Customer Service to design and execute strategies and projects to commercialize new products while optimizing the margin structure on the existing portfolio.

  • Drives continuous improvement across all areas of the product form that meaningfully improves operational and business outcomes.
  • Leads operational aspects of CST commercialization program with support from team while ensuring end to end supply chain and supporting functions are ready and capable of supporting commercial operations through launch and ramp-up.
  • Defines short- and long-term model for commercial operations to deliver margin improvement
  • Partners with Sales and R&D to build a margin accretive portfolio of new products for assigned forms.
  • Leads their team to deliver on daily, weekly, monthly expectations to maintain accurate accounting of operational and commercialization performance.
  • Partners with functional leaders to support opportunities, impact analysis, priorities and resources to achieve overall site and product form objectives.
  • Daily responsibilities include the development and tracking of operational, compliance and other performance KPI's /metrics. Evaluates, develops and implements continuous improvements and best practices for their areas.
  • Works with Maintenance and Engineering to troubleshoot process problems and identify solutions that reduce downtime in a cost-effective manner. Works to assure that department equipment and technology keep up with ever-changing customer needs while providing return on investment.
  • Works to understand, document, develop, and improve standard work that supports consistent manufacturing performance. Holds all employees accountable for following standard work and meeting company core values.
  • Develops and builds a high performing, agile team.
  • Conducts workforce planning exercises to determine organizational staffing needs while looking for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Actively participates/contributes to technology transfer, start-ups, design and implementation of process changes, typically working on cross-functional teams.
  • Leads team to deliver on customer service commitments while optimizing the production schedules for efficiency.
  • Responsible for working with finance department to establish and maintain annual department budget to maximize plant profitability. Maintains adequate plant staffing and controls labor and other overhead costs. Monitors product margins and actively seeks ways to drive additional profitability.
  • Participates on a variety of strategy related cross-functional teams to optimize product development and launch, manufacturing capacity utilization, and organizational development.
  • Will require approximately 10-20% travel domestically and internationally.

    The Director, CST Value Stream will carry out People Leader Responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include:
    Supervises work of others, including planning, assigning, scheduling, and reviewing work, ensuring safety and quality standards are met. Is responsible for hiring, terminating, training, and developing, reviewing performance, and administering corrective action for staff. Plans organizational structure, position content and staffing. Develops a pipeline of future leaders and develops talent.

    • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or other technical discipline and at least 8 years' experience in a manufacturing environment in a highly regulated environment


      • Minimum of 6 years of direct people management experience, demonstrating the ability to direct/lead/coach employees within his / her direct span of control, as well as, working cross-functionally with peers and support group resources to achieve results.

        Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (KSAs):

        • Working knowledge of cGMP's for a highly regulated industry
        • Excellent communication and influencing skills; ability to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels and gain reputation as a trusted leader, advisor, and business partner.
        • Proven leader with an excellent track record of achieving operational results in safety, quality, and production utilizing a data driven waste reduction strategy.
        • Strong business acumen, analytical, conflict resolution and change management skills.
        • Proven track record demonstrating strong financial / cost management skills and the ability to meet budget commitments.
        • Proven ability to lead, direct and integrate cross-functional, cross-organizational, multi-disciplinary and/or virtual project teams to meet business objectives.
        • Ability to drive and appropriately prioritize requirements and activities.
        • Ability to perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature under the stress of frequent interruptions and/or distractions.
        • Experience leading significant change management initiatives to successful outcomes.
        • Familiarity with lean tools, six sigma, kaizen, and other continuous improvement methods

          • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
          • Must have the ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written, with internal staff and management. Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
          • Must be able to demonstrate practical problem solving and trouble shooting skills. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

            Education and Experience:

            • Master of Business Administration degree
            • Experience, training, or certifications in continuous improvement methods (lean, six sigma, Kaizen, etc.).
            • Experience in Pharmaceutical, Food, Chemical, or Consumer Goods manufacturing

              Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

              The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: SCN BestCo, Huntersville , Value Stream Leader, Other , Mooresville, North Carolina

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