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Area Lead - Compounding

Location: Shimotsuma Shi, Ibaraki JP


Job Number: 460

External Description:

Position Summary & Job Description 

Through an empowered organization and self-directed work teams, deliver tactical and strategic objectives with excellence, ensure world class safety, quality, and operational performance, and create an entrepreneurial and continuous improvement mindset and culture across the area work-center


Major Duties:

For start-up and ongoing operations: 

  • Manage all aspects of area work-center operations enabling excellence in delivery of our global/site strategic and tactical goals and objectives 
  • Lead SDW teams (incl. extended team support functions) in delivering best in class safety, quality, service and cost performance while maintaining the highest-level cGMP standards 
  • Build a high-performance work-center organization, creating and supporting a workplace environment that encourages teamwork, empowerment, continuous improvement and robust problem-solving capabilities delivering best in class performance across metrics 
  • Work as part of an extended team to ensure every day great execution (EDGE) and operations excellence via benchmark daily management, LEAN, and CI work practices 
  • Participate in and lead continuous improvement to ensure best in class capability, quality, and safety within the work-center and across the site 
  • Ensure area work-center technical readiness across all technologies and systems enabling vertical start-up and EDGE (Every Day Great Execution)  
  • Ensure area work-center personnel capability and readiness through excellence in technical training and transfer 

Startup Management & Operational Excellence 

Lead with Excellence and Enable: 

  • Work-center technical readiness delivering vertical start-up and ensuring ongoing performance meets or exceeds expectations 
  • Work-center new hire capability development, effective technical training & transfer, and ongoing talent development strategies 
  • Build relationships and collaboration with stakeholders and business partners to drive ramp-up, speed to benefit realization, and overall area work-center optimization 
  • Benchmark LEAN and CI processes to optimize ramp-up and ensure ongoing KPI targets are achieved / exceeded across safety, quality, cost, cGMP and Regulatory Compliance 
  • Embed EDGE (Every Day Great Execution) into the culture and mindset of each team member 

Organization Development 

Lead with Excellence and Enable: 

  • High performing, empowered, self-directed work teams across the work-center and organization able to meet or exceed business requirements with speed, agility, and efficiency while maintaining a zero-loss safety and ELC quality culture 
  • Exceptional area work-center performance management/optimization and talent development 
  • Creating the area work-center / organizational capability and synergies to meet/exceed organizational strategic and tactical goals   
  • Technical and operational excellence across the area work-center/ organization 
  • Deployment of area work-center process and daily management systems to ensure success vs. objectives  
  • Benchmark organizational optimization CI processes ensuring health check and proactive, best practice adoption and deployment    

High Level Success Measures: 

  • Safety - TIR 
  • Quality – Zero Defect 
  • # Consumer Complaints 
  • OEE% (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
  • Productivity  
  • Organization Engagement Index 



  • Minimum Education Level: University
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors (Technical / e.g. Mechanical Engineering a +)
  • Licenses / Certifications: 
  • Years of Experience (Minimum): 7 / 2 as Supervisor in a compounding manufacturing environment
  • % Travel: Minimal
  • Language Proficiency: Japanese (English a+)

Job Number: 460

Community / Marketing Title: Area Lead - Compounding

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