VMS Sr. Technical Leader / Engineering Manager

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Sumter, SC, United States

Phone: 5512808089
Web Site: https://bd.com/careers

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VMS Sr. Technical Leader / Engineering Manager


Sumter, SC 



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Are you an experienced technical leader with a passion for driving results and a commitment to safety and quality? BD is seeking an Engineering Manager to join our team in Sumter, SC. In this role, you will have overall Cell ownership of Engineering to support production, processes, and people included in the respective product line Cell(s) and will support the Cell Core Team to deliver upon SQDCT targets, to eliminate losses in the area through BD Excellence (BDPS) and to grow the capability of the technical team.



  • Coordinate, plan, develop, and direct the technical team to support and assist the production and quality departments to meet or exceed budgeted goals.

  • Responsible for planning, budgeting, forecasting and execution of Cell capital and related expenses. associated requests for funding.

  • Assure good engineering practices are employed on all project and/or process assignments and associated equipment in accordance with cGMP standards.

  • Propose new or modified equipment/processes for compliance with all short- and long-term production requirements.

  • Design, development, modification and manufacture of production machinery and equipment to improve safety, quality and OEE/costs.

  • Oversee Vendor design, coordination, checkout and acceptance of new manufacturing process machinery.

  • Assist plant project engineering to manages the installation, debug and (IQ, OQ, PQ) validation activities for new production machinery.

  • Provide written or on-site technical assistance to the other plants manufacturing similar products as needed.

  • Coordinate engineering activity with Maintenance/Manufacturing Technician personnel and Machine Shop Supervision.

  • Closely coordinate engineering activities with Division R & D.

  • Promote and evaluate cost reduction, quality improvements and capacity expansion programs/strategies and as appropriate. Determine their economic and technical feasibility.

  • Works with plant project engineering to supervises the preparation of all layouts for cost reductions, new products, etc. and maintains up-to-date layouts of plant equipment.

  • Propose and implement changes in plant processes and equipment to increase efficiency and improve overall cost positions.

  • Assist the Cell Leader in the effective and disciplined TMS (Tiered Management System), cycles for the lines/areas and sets the 24-hour direction for the cell team.

  • Supports continuous improvement activities by participating on CI teams, blitzes, 5S teams, Lean and 6 Sigma initiatives.

  • Conduct scheduled Quarterly Connects and annual performance evaluations of their direct reports and ensures every individual has an active career development plan in place.

  • Fosters and acquires expertise in facilitating problem solving via the 10 Step DMAIC process and takes an active role in training the entire cell team in this same methodology to drive root cause and corrective/preventative actions.

  • Spend more than 50% of their time in the Gemba, (on the production floor), overseeing activities within the product line and interacting with all associates to help them with the resources, knowledge, and tools to win every day.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or related field with applicable and demonstrated experience

  • Minimum of 5 years or more experience working in a highly automated & large (+500 person) manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years as a direct or informal people leader. Direct supervisory experience preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience required.

  • Zero-Loss Mindset- Believes that “Zero injuries/Safety Accidents” is the only acceptable goal and it is attainable.

  • Growth Mindset – Has the courage to iterate, try new things, and embrace change. Thrives on innovation and demands quality. Learns and improves every day.

  • Servant Leadership - Grows people while growing the business through demonstration of BD’s people manager expectations (Attract, Enable, Include, Coach, Empower, and Develop)

  • Action Oriented - Possesses a sense of urgency (understands how to prioritize) and successfully