Cardinal Health Sr Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Mansfield, Massachusetts

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supplier Selection

  • Represent OpEx/Mfg in the identification of and evaluation of potential suppliers

  • Provide senior leadership and core teams with supplier/partner recommendations based on results of the On-site Business Assessment, primarily focused on supplier gap analysis and development plan
  • Supplier Development

  • Develop, implement, and monitor supplier development initiatives

  • Deploy advanced problems solving tools and methodologies to ensure process capability, control and sustainability (Six Sigma)
  • Train Suppliers in accordance with Gap Analysis and Supplier Development Plan
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and cost reduction with existing and new suppliers.
  • Facilitate and monitor all manufacturing process development efforts at the supplier
  • Liaise with supplier and internal functions (Project Management, Quality Assurance, R&D, GBU Sourcing, OpEx/Mfg etc.) to develop supplier capability through supplier assessment and feedback, training and supplier incentives

  • Implement Six Sigma/Lean Tools as applicable with the Supplier on NPD projects with respect to manufacturing/operational excellence.

  • Guide and support Core and Extended team members in identifying and applying appropriate DFSS/Lean elements for their project

  • Manage work-streams involving the creation, specification and validation of injection mold tooling, assembly lines, automation equipment and general assembly fixtures used in the production of a finished medical device.
  • Support cost assessments related to product manufacturing cost and capital equipment costs.
  • Participate in Design Stage Reviews

  • Understand GMP and ISO requirements related to manufacturing and quality

  • Provide technical and analytical assistance to suppliers for manufacturing (materials, process and inspection) and capability improvements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :

  • BS degree or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related field of study. MS, MBA or other technical graduate degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of solid demonstrated experience in OpEx/Manufacturing, Product/Process Development, and Process Improvement implementation. Electro Mechanical experience is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated track record of effectively influencing and negotiating with all levels of an organization and with external organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in manufacturing, supplier development, risk/issue management, implementation planning, training/communication, from an OpEx/Mfg perspective
  • Mastery of Six Sigma principles is required with Black Belt Certification preferred
  • Working Knowledge and Lean Implementation experience is preferred
  • Strong Conflict Resolution Skills and ability to influence without authority
  • Effective Active Listening Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in complex and emerging business and project areas, leveraging interpersonal skills and technical skills to optimize results
  • Ability to work in a team setting as well as independently and with all levels of managers, associates, clients and customers
  • Strong analytical and statistical problem solving tools
  • Mastery of software programs — Minitab, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Multilingual is preferred
  • 25-30% travel (Domestic & International)

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/SCOPE :

This position reports to the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.