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Strategic Planning and Execution Manager

Thousand Oaks, CA
“This Company requires all staff, staff augmentation external workers, and certain other external workers, in the United States and puerto rico vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of assignment at this company. In accordance with applicable law, this company will provide reasonable accommodations staff augmentation external workers qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship this company, its operations, or its staff.”

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

*Industrial Engineering degree is ideal
*Must have Smartsheet experience
*Must have Pharma/Biotech/Medical device background
*Excellent problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to scope problem solving approach and manage execution


We are seeking a Strategic Planning & Execution Manager as part of the broader Combination Product Quality (CPQ) team. The CPQ Business Office team remains closely connected to the overall business for the management of end-to-end Final Product, working with peers to translate information from the market to drive continuous improvement in systems and our products.

The Strategic Planning & Execution Manager serves as a member of the Combination Product Quality Business Office. The qualified candidate applies expertise in strategic projects, business and data analysis, operations excellence (OE), and business resilience, with focus on complaints and surveillance, to enhance the way data is used to inform and make recommendations regarding impact to post marketed product and future product improvements. This individual will participate in a variety of initiatives and projects to address interesting challenges and unmet needs that apply across combination product quality.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage and execute a portfolio of continuous improvement (CI) initiatives that span one or multiple functions
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams for identification of insights and delivering improvement opportunities across CPQ, as well as ultimately derive business value
• Report on project success criteria results, metrics, and deployment management activities
• Partner with CPQ network of OE resources and project managers to deliver critical initiatives by utilizing CI methods and tools to effectively realize business results
• Support functions to accelerate digital innovation (ADI) by simplifying processes and implementing workflow tools that systematically integrate data and automate processes
• Build strong relationships with Quality, Process Development, and Supply Chain to ensure continuous improvement is aligned with Quality Management System
• Support maturity of deploying lean business system practices within CPQ functions by delivery of continuous improvement and productivity projects
• Synthesize information and insights into executive summaries and presentations for senior management
• Be agile in working creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment with teams not directly in a reporting structure to meet deliverables and timelines
• Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools to mature capabilities for the organization

Preferred Qualifications:

• 3+ years of Quality and manufacturing experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry
• Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering preferred
• Excellent problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to bring structure to scope problem solving approach and manage execution
• Capability to negotiate a position after taking feedback from multiple sources
• Ability to translate manual processes to automated applications (e.g. Smartsheet)
• Strong communication skills and ability to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences
• Independent, motivated team member to operate in a matrixed or team environment
• Familiarity with basic project management tools
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, consistently deliver on-time, and high-quality results
• Strong applied knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Ability to travel +/- 10% of time to domestic and international sites

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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