Sr Mgr of Manufacturing -Littleton

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Date: Jan 31, 2024

Location: Littleton, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  31517  


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 TITLE:  Sr Manager of Manufacturing




This role will set strategic vision and drive systemic improvements related to efficiency, quality, safety, cost, and employee engagement.  As a Sr. Manufacturing Manager, you will be responsible for oversight of a highly technical operation - spanning multiple shifts.   You will also be responsible for the development of plans and implementation of strategies that support and achieve cross-functional alignment, team goals, and organizational objectives.




  • Lead a highly technical team:
    • Coach, teach, mentor, and ensure the development and effectiveness of a large multi-shift team consisting of supervisors, leads, and equipment operators. 
    • Lead, attend, and participate in performance metrics review meetings.
    • Build and maintain strong cross functional relationships to help drive business/operational results.
    • Receive escalations from night shift operations and assist the team in overcoming obstacles.
    • Escalate issues requiring additional resources to manufacturing leadership.
    • Proactively communicate relevant operational information with direct, cross-functional and plant leadership teams. 
    • Participate and promote subordinate participation on cross-functional and/or inter organizational teams.  Frequently lead such teams or task groups especially when the scope is broad and/or the issue complex.
  • Drive operational and quality excellence:
    • Lead and champion the pursuit of operational excellence for a production team. 
    • Possess a continuous improvement mindset and enthusiastic approach to problem solving.
    • Collaborate with site leadership and the CI team to develop and execute the plan to adopt lean tools, train employees, execute critical projects, and track the impact on operational performance. 
    • Have a firm understanding of all relevant sources of process data, monitor trends, develop/report critical metrics and use to identify and deliver annual process improvements.
    • Analyze changing business and customer needs constantly and plan organizational or systems changes to address those needs.  Recommend changes to other areas that will improve overall effectiveness of operations and/or quality group.
    • Work closely with senior level people within and outside of company to resolve highly complex, sensitive issues.
  • Meet Cost Commitments:
    • Develop annual production budgets and be accountable for variances related absorption, direct labor efficiency, scrap, headcount, spend and cost savings initiatives that impact the factory P&L.
    • Align the production team around key plant metrics, ensuring ownership at all levels on the production floor. 
    • Have a firm understanding of costs and financial metrics associated with manufacturing operation and build a plan/strategy to improve performance against them. 
    • Ensure labor resources are aligned with the supply plan and customer demand daily and monthly. 
    • Collaborate with engineering and quality teams to build and execute a strategy to continuously improve and monitor machine performance, and participate and/or lead the completion of critical cross functional projects.
    • Ensures operations schedules are met within budget through appropriate use of human and technology resources, scheduling and effective problem solving.
  • Deliver High Quality Supply
    • Maintain GMP, GDP and quality standards.
    • Develop the plan to implement and sustain 6S within the plant.
    • Monitor key quality metrics and partner cross functionally to develop a strategy to reduce the frequency and impact of non-conforming product. 
    • Participate in non-conformance investigations and facilitate the implementation of corrective action plans where appropriate.
    • Understand and interpret SPC data and use it to feed the site continuous improvement project pipeline and maximize process control.
    • Act as the Voice of the Customer and Subject Matter Expert for processes and partnerships within the business. 
  • Foster a culture of safety, accountability, and engagement
    • Possess the ability to coach and develop supervisors and front-line leaders to improve quality, production and safety.
    • Foster a continuous improvement mindset amongst employees by proactively seeking input and feedback on manufacturing processes and procedures.
    • Communicate effectively across multiple shifts and departments, including providing visibility of critical metrics at all levels. 
    • Ensure accountability of the production team and subordinate leaders regarding training timeliness and adherence to company policies.
    • Manage team’s performance, including completing annual and mid-year reviews.
    • Ensure the production team’s adherence to safety procedures and 6S protocols.
    • Ensure all safety incidents and observations are reported and documented appropriately.
    • Drive departmental safety culture by setting goals, monitoring key safety metrics, identifying trends, and implement improvements. 
    • Solicit feedback from employees regarding safety improvements on a regular basis. 





  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
  • Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Lean or Six Sigma Certification a plus.



  • Minimum 10 years experience in operations with at least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Recognized expert within the organization across multiple operational disciplines. 
  • Experience in other functional areas: Quality, Regulatory, Manufacturing, Laboratory Operations, Sterilization Processes, or Materials Planning a plus.



  • Requires experience managing P&L and plant variances
  • 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.


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



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


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


Target Pay Range:  $143,600.00 to $179,500.00  -  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:  20.0%


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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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