BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Value Stream Leader: Intermittent Catheters in Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Reports directly to the Operations Manager. Leads the Intermittent product value stream from dipping through packaging. Responsible for improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, & Cost to meet plant strategies and objectives. Maintains the entire value stream map of the Intermittent Catheter process with the support and guidance of the Continuous Improvement Leader to develop and implement a strategic plan for continuous improvement of the value stream. Specific focus on eliminating waste; WIP reduction, cycle time reduction & productivity improvements. Focus on standard work, capacity planning, as well as coordination of supporting new product introductions with manufacturing resources.

  • Maintains current & future state Value Stream Map of Intermittent process with focus on cycle time improvements

  • Develops & leads the strategic and tactical plans to improve the value stream through waste elimination

  • Leads capacity planning in conjunction with materials department & production supervisors to optimize labor, materials, & equipment resources to minimize WIP and cost

  • Support plant CI team by identifying opportunities within Intermittent value stream for kaizen events

  • Works in conjunction with plant and division resources on new product introductions; responsible for coordination of all labor resource requirements

  • Leads and provides guidance & direction to cross-functional support groups of the Intermittent Value stream to ensure achievement of plant goals and objectives specific to Safety, Quality, Delivery, & Cost

  • Serves as the Plants product and process Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Intermittent Value Stream

  • Partners with Process Control on scrap reduction initiatives within the value stream

  • Partners with Quality to ensure compliance within the value stream

  • Willingness to travel 5%

  • 5+ years in Manufacturing environment with supervisory experience in addition to project management and or lean experience.

  • BS Degree in Engineering or Business

  • Structured analytical and problem solving techniques

  • Working knowledge of cGMPs and ISO

  • Strong interpersonal skills including communication, facilitation, consulting, coaching, and influencing

  • Knowledgeable in Lean and Six Sigma

  • Ability to work effectively with Senior Management

  • Demonstrated project management excellence. Track record of results

  • Strategic Business Sense

  • Excellent team facilitation/leadership skills. Teamwork/collaborative style

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and presentation skills

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple/detail-oriented tasks

  • Proficiency with key PC software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Minitab)


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands or arms (to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls). The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

  • The noise level in the work environment is normally quiet to moderate.

  • 100% of day spent indoors.

ID: 2018-11860

Division Name: UCC

Relocation Available?: No

External Company Name: C.R. Bard, Inc.

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C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, employing over 13,000 people around the world. Founded in 1907, we pioneered many devices that are now the cornerstones of modern healthcare.

We expect the highest levels of quality, integrity, service, and innovation from our employees – on the job and in the communities in which we work and live. In return, we foster an environment where individuals are treated with fairness and respect, and feel valued, acknowledged and rewarded. Bard is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

Be Your Best at Bard – and ultimately, you can have an impact on the lives of people around the world.