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Production Manager

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Date: Apr 27, 2022

Location: Cartago, CR

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29113  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates are proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.



Works independently, developing objectives, and plans for all or major portions of Manufacturing Operations.  Controls function or functions to achieve an end result that supports business and corporate goals.  Ensures the development of plans and implementation strategies that integrate with such plans and strategies in other areas of the business and corporation.




  • Manages and provides leadership for the functional groups development, direction, and effectiveness, adhering to organizational policies and processes and supporting overall business and corporate objectives.
  • Owns the Manufacturing training strategy to include, process improvements, headcount coordination, training, leadership development and documentation. 
  • Owns 1 to 3 year process improvements to be delivered in the 3 to 5 year plan, for Production Support.  
  • Analyzes changing business and customer needs constantly and plans organizational or systems changes to address those needs.  Recommends changes to other areas that will improve overall effectiveness of operations and/or quality group.
  • Participates and promotes subordinate participation on cross-functional and/or inter organizational teams.  Frequently leads such teams or task groups especially when the scope is broad and/or the issue complex.
  • Works closely with senior level people within and outside of company to resolve highly complex, sensitive issues.
  • Identify, develop, and report critical metric’s for area, with cascading metrics for associates.
  • Implement and support continuous improvement.





Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.



  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in similar positions.
  • Experience is gained by becoming an expert in one or more of the following areas: Quality, Regulatory, Manufacturing, Laboratory Operations, Sterilization Processes, or Materials Planning.



  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Requires working knowledge of the business's products and therapy use.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, managerial, and strategic planning skills.
  • Exceptional demonstrated expertise in planning, budgeting, personnel development, and project management directed toward achievement of annual, long term, and strategic business plans and goals.
  • Subject matter expert with an exceptional understanding of technology and methods applicable to the area and the ability to determine appropriate application.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement focused in Safety, quality, Service and cost.
  • Responsible for the implementation or activities in production area to meet production goals.
  • Previous experience in medical devices manufacturing with knowledge of quality regulations.



An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation

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