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Senior Manager, Operational Excellence

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

The Senior Manager, Operational Excellence will report to the Associate Director, Business Operations Support at the Kite Oceanside viral vector manufacturing site (MVP-01). This position will implement the Operational Excellence program at MVP-01, operating across the pillars of the program: daily improvement activities, projects/kaizen, OpEx training/knowledge, and performance management. The successful candidate will implement the program by working on a daily basis with floor-level teams as well as site management to setup and execute their individual programs. They will also help guide OE project teams and assist with training employees on OE tools and techniques. Responsibilities: The Senior Manager will deliver the following objectives: • Setup and/or facilitate tiered team huddles and manage the data derived from them • Develop, implement, and support use of OE tools throughout the site, including: -Visual Controls / Performance Boards -Standard Work / Leader Standard Work -7 Wastes / Value Stream Mapping -5S -Root Cause Analysis -Kanban -Kaizen events -Mistake-proofing • Develop, process, and track metrics from floor level to senior management and ensure the connections between them are well-understood and documented • Support and manage complex process improvement projects Knowledge, Experience and Skills: • 7-10 years of relevant experience in manufacturing and operational excellence (experience in pharma/biotech industry is a plus) • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (MBA or other Masters-level education is a plus). • Proven Operational Excellence/Lean skills, with strong track record of driving continuous improvement (Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification preferred) • Ability to engage internal and external stakeholders effectively, facilitate discussions, influence effectively and develop relationships; Ability to drive efforts and projects through relationships and a broad knowledge base. • Self-motivated, proactive and responsive, highly organized, results-oriented and attentive to detail • Strong presentation and communication skills #LI-HH1 Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma . For jobs in the United States: As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster. NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team. Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion. For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors: Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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