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VP Operations Strategy & Programs

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Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29571  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates 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. 

JOB SUMMARY – VP, Operations Strategy and Programs

Supports the organization’s mission, vision and values through setting strategic direction and managing major programs for Operations to reach overall organizational goals while delivering significant margin improvement and other key operational excellence outcomes. Plans, coordinates and directs global cross-functional resources to deliver major project outcomes.



Operations Global Project Leadership

  • Directs projects of considerable complexity involving multiple functions and geographies that affect the entire business success of customer service levels, business continuity, and business profitability.
  • Lead operations and cross functional groups for the following key areas:
    • Blood Bag manufacturing optimization in Fuji, Penpol and Vietnam
    • Disposables manufacturing optimization in Costa Rica, Vietnam and Lakewood including key subassemblies
    • Equipment manufacturing strategy development and execution
    • Other emerging manufacturing needs, globally, such regional manufacturing
  • Develop rooftop consolidation or optimization alternatives and execute approved strategies.
  • Assess and anaylyze strategic operational initiaves and their financial viability
  • Develop financial forecasts, goal setting, results tracking and overall impact analyses for global operations.
  • Develop and mentor key team members providing vision, growth opportunities, work direction, performance assessment and feedback, rewards, and coaching to enable effective succession alternatives.
  • Provides insights and guidance to Operations and Company Executive Leadership.


Commercial and Strategic Alliance

  • Integrates with and ensures support from operations to each product line management team or business area.
  • Aligns operations requirements and benefits with product line management for optimized cost of product portfolios.
  • Aligns with company strategic planning groups, finance and executive leadership for long range planning in support of business objectives for annual planning and long range planning.




Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or Masters Degree / Bachalor Degree in Engineering



  • Minimum 15 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience with focus on the medical device manufacturing.
  • Broad knowledge with depth of understanding of manufacturing business related to strategic planning, P&L reporting and impacts, supplier negotiations and legal contracts, capital equipment requirements, production methods and product costing, distribution network planning, procurement and supplier management, product development for manufacturability and quality.
  • Knowledge of key management principles, leadership techniques and coordination of people and resources.
  • Previous leadership positions within Operations at major medical device or pharmaceutical corporations.




  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytic skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, ability to deliver executive-level presentations.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional management without formal reporting relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively and strategically with all levels within company and parent company executives.
  • Understanding of business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of products, markets and competition and demonstrates connection to customers’ needs and patients served.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and good judgment and be capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals.
  • Requires thorough technical, industry, regional and competitive knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and make effective decisions, even with incomplete information or details.
  • Proficiency with business software applications.



Requirement to travel and work outside normal work hours.


International travel, is required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


In the typical office environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


Target Pay Range:  $222,900.00 to $278,100.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  40.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • 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
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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