Allergan Director, Operational Excellence in Parsippany, New Jersey

Director, Operational Excellence

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States at

Oct 04, 2016Post Date

148382Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Oursuccess is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

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At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

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Position Description

The Director, Operational Excellence will lead cross-site and cross-functional continuous improvement projects aligned with the Global Operations Strategic Objectives. This individual will be one of a small group of corporate OPEX leaders that will coordinate with site and functional OPEX / Continuous Improvement teams to drive improved performance in Quality, Service, and Efficiency. In addition to general knowledge of Operational Excellence techniques, the Director, Operational Excellence should also have subject matter expertise in one or more specific areas of operations.

Lead continuous improvement projects across the Actavis Network utilizing a variety of Operational Excellence Principles.

Analyze existing operations, systems, and performance metrics to identify high value improvement opportunities.

Partner with 3rd Party experts to drive focused improvements as appropriate.

Assist Global Operations Leadership in the establishment and monitoring of Strategic Objectives and Milestones.


Preferred Experience/Skills:

  • 10 Years in Pharmaceutical Operations (QA, Mfg, Eng, S/C)

  • 5 Years of Managing People or Teams

  • 5 Years Leading Operational Excellence Programs

  • Proficiency in business finance/accounting principles.

  • Knowledge of GMP's, FDA and other Regulatory requirements

  • Subject matter expertise in a particular area of operations (mfg, eng, S/C, or Quality)

  • Knowledge of OPEX techniques (LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, etc)

  • Sound understanding of basic finance and accounting principles.


BS/BA in Science, Engineering, or Business