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Manager - Operations Business Systems

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Elkton, MD
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Direct Hire
Mar 25, 2019
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The Manager, Manufacturing Systems works cross-functionally to lead the current and new Operations Business Systems transitioning into Operations, including transfers and support. The Manager, Operations Business systems will also drive the evolution of Manufacturing Systems to excellence. Examples include: DMAG, Maximo, SAP, JDE (as needed), Environmental / Temp. Controls, PLC/SPC/equipment, Bar code/RFID, Facility & Security, Hyperion, & Ops reporting.


This position is aligned to key business areas to achieve high levels of collaboration and the development of a sustainable MES solution. They will collaborate with internal partners to support the future processes and drive innovative solutions to help streamline and automate shop floor and supply chain processes. This role will be the lead for business application (MES, SAP) project support to the deployment team and internal & external project members to develop a scalable solution. They will provide a leading role in the change management as Operations Business Systems move to the future process. Lead, coach, and develop a team of resources related to Operations Business Systems.



  • Work cross-functionally and provide the business knowledge and strategic direction to benchmark and champion the implementation of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and other business systems opportunities plant-wide.
  • Through Collaboration with Operations, define Business processes ensuring core customer & business Requirements are met
  • Identify areas where system requirements will require business process changes and ensure these are highlighted & agreed in advance of system go live.
  • Work with IT and business application project teams to understand needs and translate them into innovative MES solutions adding business value.
  • Lead updates to the business, identifying risks, understanding business process, and potential changes resulting from business application projects.
  • Work with integration teams to identify integration points and frequency required to deliver sustainable solutions for Business applications.
  • Lead the Reporting, KPI’s and Metrics for business applications.
    Manage the delivery of training on the business application tool and new processes where applicable
  • Aid in the configuration process of Business Application projects (including MES, SAP, QMS).



  • Strong leadership skills in inspiring, driving, and executing results through others.
  • Experience in Manufacturing Execution Systems 
  • Demonstrated experience implementing or driving the use of SPC in a manufacturing environment
  • Thorough knowledge of statistical techniques, DMAIC/six-sigma certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience, training, or certifications in Lean manufacturing techniques is a plus.
  • Knowledge of GMP/FDA regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of FDA processes including development of protocols and execution of protocols is preferred.




  • Bachelor’s degree technical discipline or related field
  • 6 – 8 years leading and implementing Mfg. process and system improvements.
  • Experience in medical device, pharmaceutical or other FDA regulated industry is preferred.
  • Experienced Leadership in IT Programs and advanced systems