SR Specialist, Ops Process Improvement

Boehringer Ingelheim Fuquay Varina , NC 27526

Posted 6 months ago


Under the direction of the Non Frozen Value Stream Manager, the incumbent provides manufacturing support to Boerhinger Ingelheim Animal Health Operations through the utilization of biological manufacturing product and process expertise while demonstrating commitment to the HSE Program.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with process improvement initiatives dealing with biological processes, process automation, and analysis of biological processes including understanding boundaries of existing Outlines of Production and providing support for potential modifications of the Outlines of Production to regulatory agencies.

  • Serve as Project Manager and/or provide technical support for US Avian strategic industrial projects. Promoting an environment that facilitates cross functional collaboration and teamwork.

  • Execute bench and full-scale development studies associated with the demonstration of new manufacturing processes and/or technologies to ensure continuous innovation and life cycle management of existing products.

  • Work in all areas of operations including manufacturing and quality control for the purpose of defining areas of improvement and innovation.

  • Lead change control initiatives and deviation investigations in support of production department initiatives.

  • Assist with revising and/or authoring Regulatory documentation ensuring compliance/consistency with local processes and procedures.

  • Serve as Operations representative on New Product Development projects to ensure creation of necessary protocols/procedures, scheduling of production activities, and communication/escalations of critical topics or issues.

  • Performs conceptual analysis of new project proposals, feasibility analysis, scope of work, basis of design, project schedule, budgetary estimate, facility utilization, risk analysis and implementation plan.

  • Approximately six to eight (6-8) weeks of travel may be required annually.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

May not own or have contact with other birds or poultry.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or related field is highly desired.

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in process engineering, biological manufacturing, and/or pharmaceutical industry.

  • 1 - 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • A self-directed thinker with the ability to drive and coach others where there is no formal authority.

  • Ability to sense the value of initiatives including both accurately quantifying the benefits and assessing the qualitative benefits of process improvements.

  • Attention to detail and ability to document work performed is required.

  • Facilitating Change: Encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitate the implementation and the acceptance of change within the workplace

  • Initiating Action: Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

  • Performance Management: Focus and guide others in accomplishing work objectives. Address performance problems quickly and appropriately.


An individual who is self-motivated, has the ability to think logically and consider upcoming events into current work plan, has the ability to work well under pressure along with strong mathematical skills. Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Advanced understanding of biological manufacturing processes and technologies. 2-5 years of experience in USDA regulated vaccine production. Lean / Six Sigma / Process Improvement experience in a process, regulated, bio / pharma, or other industry involving aseptic processing.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

Want to learn more? Visit and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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