To secure a challenging leadership role that provides the opportunity to build organizational capability through coaching personnel development and leading technological advancement, and deliver innovative solutions that will support achievement of strategic corporate goals. This position will fully utilize my talents in project and talent management and provide for future growth and advancement. Creative, strategically-focused professional with a strong background in Lean / Six Sigma, manufacturing leadership, change management, risk management, and project management. Excellent people skills, adept in dealing with all organizational levels.
Lean / Six Sigma Staff training / development
01/2008 to Current
Principal Operational Excellence EngineerAstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals – 50 Otis Street, Westborough, MA
Leading Westborough site packaging upgrade project; Accountable for $9M capital budget with $1.2M annual return on investment Leading site-based risk analysis to identify opportunities to eliminate deviations related to particles Leading Supply Chain initiative to reduce Active Chemical inventory through consolidation of testing methods at sister site in Sweden for inventory cost savings of $500K Initiated and leading Fill Batch Record reduction project; Targeting 94% reduction in records Selected to lead Fill-to-Pack production group during site transition period; Introduced production teams within manufacturing space Initiated and led Black Belt project to optimize Nexium manufacturing process utilizing DMAIC principles and Lean / Six Sigma methodology resulting in 60 opportunities valued at $500K Led Rapid Changeover initiative for Aseptic Filling operation resulting in 40% reduction in batch turnaround time by utilizing process mapping and work leveling Initiated and led effort to reduce batch record errors within manufacturing group resulting in 70% drop within three months Led root cause analysis team to address product contamination occurring at the aseptic filling process; Identified and solved root causes Led Aseptic Environmental Monitoring Process Improvement project resulting in 40 opportunities identified Authored Service Level Agreement between Microbiology and Manufacturing improving process flow, establishing performance targets, and improving communications Identified opportunity and led site-wide initiative to develop and implement Rewards & Recognition program utilizing Voice of the Customer focus groups; Current chairperson for program with over 600 submissions of recognition Initiated and led project to address Nexium label discoloration issue resulting in $100K in labor & material savings, improvement in product cycle time by 10%, and elimination of major quality issue.
01/2007 to Current
Project ManagerAstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals – Westborough, MA
Led BFS Packaging Batch Turnaround project utilizing standard work concepts resulting in a 30% improvement in turnaround performance through work balancing and elimination of non-value added activities.
Led site team which developed Westborough Lean Rules - site guidance document for Lean Behaviors.
01/2003 to 01/2007
Senior ManagerAstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals – Westborough, MA
Led successful relaunch of EMLA CRC; Received Global Operations Innovation Award for child-resistant cap design Respules Tray-Off Team Leader- net gain equal to additional 3M unit capacity gain and $2.7M in improved margin Chaired site-wide Employee Suggestion Program resulting in 1600+ Suggestions, $700K+ in savings Directed cross-site team to minimize Rhinocort Aqua transportation cost resulting in $500K in savings Coached direct reports who led numerous product launches; Included working with development team to ensure manufacturing needs were considered Responsible for process development for preparation of Third Party Project Agreements; Authored numerous Third Party Manufacturing Project Agreements Responsible for leading & developing three Senior Process Engineers and Graphics Group Championed site-wide initiative which developed Westborough Site Vision & Mission statements employing collaborative process utilizing employee focus groups Transformed Packaging Technical Services to a customer-service based organization utilizing KPI development process Identified opportunity, built business case, and led cross-site team to identify opportunities to improve site customer service level resulting in 60 recommendations for process improvements.
01/1998 to 01/2002
Production SupervisorAstraZenceca Pharmaceuticals – Westborough, MA
Responsible for coaching and development of 45-50 employees in a cGMP-regulated work environment.
Developed Safety Audit Program for employee review of work areas.
Identified and implemented reduced sampling plan resulting in annual $80K in material savings.
Identified and implemented $175K in annual direct labor reductions.
01/1994 to Current
Senior Industrial EngineerAstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals – Westborough, MA
01/1994 to 01/1998
Industrial EngineerAstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals – Westborough, MA
Performed efficiency study on Vial Filling Line with recommendations that resulted in 1,200 hours of increased line capacity.
Developed database systems to track production performances, capacities, and scrap.
Responsible for developing Full Factory Cost Estimates for new products.
Cross-trained for production scheduling function.
01/1990 to 01/1994
Production SupervisorNew England BUsiness Services – Townsend, MA
01/1986 to 01/1994
Industrial EngineerNew England Business Service – Townsend, MA
01/1986 to 01/1990
Senior Industrial EngineerMew ENgland Business Service – Townsend, MA
Master of Science: Engineering Management Northeastern University - Boston, MA Engineering Management
Bachelor of Science: Management EngineeringWorcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA Management Engineering
Certificate - Business Process Management:
Certificate - Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management: Warwick University - Coventry
Certificate - Black Belt - Lean / Six Sigma
Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc. - Oxford, MA
Certificate - Project Management Professional: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Boston, MA
Project Management Institute - Square, PA
budget, business case, Business Process, coaching, customer-service, customer service, database, Filling, focus, Graphics, Innovation, inventory, Team Leader, MA, Packaging, process development, Process Improvement, Project Management, Quality, risk analysis, Safety, scheduling, Six Sigma, Service Level Agreement, Supply Chain, transportation, upgrade, Vision
Master of Science : Engineering Management Bachelor of Science : Management Engineering Certificate - Business Process Management : Certificate - Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management : Certificate - Black Belt - Lean / Six Sigma
Quality & Productivity Solutions, Inc. - Oxford, MA
Certificate - Project Management Professional :
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