Production Manager
Heredia, Costa Rica
hace 6 días


The primary responsibilities of this role, Production Manager, are to :

  • Manage the production area of Costa Rica Plant, according to the local and international requirements of the Health Authorities for the production of medical devices, and in compliance with the internal regulations of Bayer (HSE, GMP / CMS, Operational Excellence, Legal / Labor Compliance, RSE, HR).
  • Responsible for all productive operations and projects assigned to the production area, assuring the execution time, quality, safety, and cost.
  • Perform and control the annual operating budget (Opex and investment projects) for the area based on the production requirements, operation standards, and the approved cost structure.

  • Propose and request the necessary resources (personnel, equipment, machinery, etc.), based on the capacity analysis of the site, production volumes required and business strategies.
  • Propose the necessary changes to optimize the operation capacity and personnel resources, and react proactively to unplanned changes in sales volumes, implementing strategies that respond to business priorities.
  • Analyze and execute the monthly production plan, based on the installed capacity of the manufacturing lines and the resources available, ensuring the achievement of market demands and commitments made to the commercial area.

  • Responsible to maintain the operation under control, ensuring the correct qualification / validation of all production processes, critical systems, manufacturing and control equipment, and the correct staff qualification and the continuous training.
  • Must be available in the facility under emergency conditions at any time and any day upon GM request.
  • Partners with Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Human Resources and Administration to affect operational efficiency and economy of Bayer Medical Costa Rica.
  • Assists in the integration of new technology and processes.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives by identifying efficiency opportunities, participating in plant-wide Cost Improvement teams, and conducting and evaluating experiments.
  • Active participation on site wide strategic and tactical activities to support the organization development.

    Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following :

    Required Qualifications :

  • University degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Business Administration, with experience in Medical Devices or Pharmaceutical processes (Mandatory).
  • Languages : Spanish (Native) and English Proficiency, domain 100% (Mandatory).
  • More than 10 years experience in the medical devices or pharmaceutical industry (operations, production processes, health authorities’ regulations, plant maintenance) (Mandatory).
  • Lean six sigma / Operational Excellence knowledge and focus in continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Ability to communicate and oriented multicultural groups of people at different levels of education or knowledge.
  • Able to take unpopular decisions and make decisions without precedent.
  • Ability to motivate and persuade others to meet their work and company objectives.
  • Leader skills, Team player and self-motivated.
  • Knowledge of the following standards : ISO 13485, Canadian Medical Devices Regulations (CMDR), Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment Sys.
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