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Associate Director, Central Product Data Management

B. Braun Medical Inc.
Allentown, PA 18109
  • Job Code
    118683594

Associate Director, Central Product Data Management

US-PA-Allentown

Job ID: 2020-16084
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Operations
Allentown Mfg Facility

Overview

About B. Braun

B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.



Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Associate Director will have responsibility for the process of managing the Product data elements used within SAP ERP system and other systems. The Associate Director will interface with various functional areas to ensure that accurate Product data is being generated, entered into the system and maintained as changes to the business occur. Work with other functional departments to ensure that Product Data can be reported as required to meet the Regulatory and business needs (i.e. GUDID, GDSN & EUDAMED). The Associate Director will also lead the master data team of analysts who assist the plants & functional areas in generating, entering and maintaining the master data content. The Associate Director of Product Data will report directly to the Corporate VP of OES (Operational Excellence & Strategy).

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Own and lead the product master data process as it relates to master data content, working with relevant functional areas (i.e. Regulatory, Quality, Procurement, Finance, Supply Chain, Sales) to create and /or modify procedures to identify and capture opportunities to streamline and improve processes.
  • Lead the central master data management team and define roles and responsibilities, skills and ensure competencies and capabilities, monitor performance and provide feedback.
  • Lead the effort for data exchange requirement with our commercial partners through the GDSN tool and regulatory agencies such as FDA for the UDI submission tool (GUDID) to meet regulatory and commercial requirements.
  • Collaborate with relevant cross - functional area to define and maintain our product data governance process that meet our data quality and data integrity local & global requirement.
  • Lead the US master data and data governance work streams within the global initiative (B. Connect) to implement product life cycle management system.
  • Creation of standard work to ensure most efficient and consistent processes for entering required master data into SAP, updating the master data and monitoring the quality and accuracy of the data as business changes occur.
  • Work in conjunction with IT and functional departments to define systems and reporting requirements, and develop required reports/reporting mechanisms for Product Data and data exchange with relevant partners (regulatory bodies and commercial partners).

The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Product data, master data, management systems, and processes
  • Understanding of IT systems and tools for product data submissions to regulatory
  • Agencies and commercial partners, i.e. UDI, GDSN, and EUMDR
  • The ability to understand and implement the process of data Governance, data integrity, data quality, processes and requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • PLM Product Lifecycle Management Systems & tools
  • Expert knowledge of SAP or other ERP reporting system.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience managing project-related activities in system-related projects.
  • Knowledge/experience with mainstream project management practices and tools.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision. Organize work flow, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Proven ability to promote team ownership of projects and goals.

Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related business field
  • 6-8 years background working with an ERP system which required understanding of core ERP master data elements and experience managing or maintaining master data
  • 3/5 years experience working within a PLM Product Lifecycle Management system.
  • 3-5 years experience with SAP, including BW or other reporting or Master Data.
  • Ability to lead a team and manage performance
  • Excellent understanding of the data governance concept and the ability to demonstrate a successful implementation of such a concept in a regulated environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through influence cross-functionally and lead cross-functional projects
  • Experience developing standard work and documenting through Standard Operating Procedures or business process documents
  • Experience in an FDA regulated environment and compliance to CFR requirements
  • Business process management, process improvement/Lean methodologies
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong internal customer service orientation.
  • Strong work ethic with ability and willingness to do what it takes to meet objectives.

Desired:

  • Lean or Six Sigma certifications
  • Masters Degree
  • Medical device industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of UDI (Unique Device Identifier) or other Regulatory required Master Data.


Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 06-08 years related experience required.
  • Applicable industry/professional certification required.
  • Occasional business travel required.
  • Secrecy and invention agreement and non-compete agreement.
  • Ability to work non-standard schedule as needed.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.

Desired:

  • N/A

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

PI118683594

<br/><b>Associate Director, Central Product Data Management</b><br/><br/>US-PA-Allentown<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 2020-16084<br/><b>Type:</b> Regular Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> Operations<br/>Allentown Mfg Facility<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span style="color: black;">About B. Braun </span></strong></span></p><p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 12pt;"> </span></p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 12pt;">B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap<sup></sup> and CAPS<sup></sup>.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"> </p><p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="color: black;">Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise<sup></sup> philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit </span><u><span style="color: blue;"><a href="http://www.bbraunusa.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.BBraunUSA.com</a></span></u><span style="color: black;">.</span></span></p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Position Summary:</strong></span></p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">The Associate Director will have responsibility for the process of managing the Product data elements used within SAP ERP system and other systems. The Associate Director will interface with various functional areas to ensure that accurate Product data is being generated, entered into the system and maintained as changes to the business occur. Work with other functional departments to ensure that Product Data can be reported as required to meet the Regulatory and business needs (i.e. GUDID, GDSN & EUDAMED). The Associate Director will also lead the master data team of analysts who assist the plants & functional areas in generating, entering and maintaining the master data content. The Associate Director of Product Data will report directly to the Corporate VP of OES (Operational Excellence & Strategy).</span></p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Responsibilities: Essential Duties</strong></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Own and lead the product master data process as it relates to master data content, working with relevant functional areas (i.e. Regulatory, Quality, Procurement, Finance, Supply Chain, Sales) to create and /or modify procedures to identify and capture opportunities to streamline and improve processes.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Lead the central master data management team and define roles and responsibilities, skills and ensure competencies and capabilities, monitor performance and provide feedback.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Lead the effort for data exchange requirement with our commercial partners through the GDSN tool and regulatory agencies such as FDA for the UDI submission tool (GUDID) to meet regulatory and commercial requirements. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Collaborate with relevant cross - functional area to define and maintain our product data governance process that meet our data quality and data integrity local & global requirement. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Lead the US master data and data governance work streams within the global initiative (B. Connect) to implement product life cycle management system.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Creation of standard work to ensure most efficient and consistent processes for entering required master data into SAP, updating the master data and monitoring the quality and accuracy of the data as business changes occur.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Work in conjunction with IT and functional departments to define systems and reporting requirements, and develop required reports/reporting mechanisms for Product Data and data exchange with relevant partners (regulatory bodies and commercial partners).</span></li></ul><p style="margin-top: .55pt;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"> The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.</span></p><p style="margin-top: .55pt;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Expertise: Knowledge & Skills</strong></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Product data, master data, management systems, and processes </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Understanding of IT systems and tools for product data submissions to regulatory </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;"> Agencies and commercial partners, i.e. UDI, GDSN, and EUMDR</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">The ability to understand and implement the process of data Governance, data integrity, data quality, processes and requirements.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Excellent verbal and written communication skills</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">PLM Product Lifecycle Management Systems & tools</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Expert knowledge of SAP or other ERP reporting system.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Thorough knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Previous experience managing project-related activities in system-related projects.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Knowledge/experience with mainstream project management practices and tools<span style="color: red;">.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;"> </span></strong></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Ability to work under limited supervision. Organize work flow, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Detailed oriented. </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Proven ability to promote team ownership of projects and goals.</span></li></ul><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc</strong></span></p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong> </strong></span></p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Required:</strong></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Bachelor's degree in a related business field</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">6-8 years background working with an ERP system which required understanding of core ERP master data elements and experience managing or maintaining master data</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">3/5 years experience working within a PLM Product Lifecycle Management system.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">3-5 years experience with SAP, including BW or other reporting or Master Data.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Ability to lead a team and manage performance</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Excellent understanding of the data governance concept and the ability to demonstrate a successful implementation of such a concept in a regulated environment.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Demonstrated ability to lead through influence cross-functionally and lead cross-functional projects</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Experience developing standard work and documenting through Standard Operating Procedures or business process documents</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Experience in an FDA regulated environment and compliance to CFR requirements</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Business process management, process improvement/Lean methodologies</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, oral communication and presentation skills.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Strong internal customer service orientation.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Strong work ethic with ability and willingness to do what it takes to meet objectives.</span></li></ul><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Desired:</span></strong></p><ul><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Lean or Six Sigma certifications</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Masters Degree </span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Medical device industry experience preferred</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11.0pt; font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif;">Knowledge of UDI (Unique Device Identifier) or other Regulatory required Master Data.</span></li></ul><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc</strong></span></p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong> </strong></span></p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Required:</strong></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Bachelor's degree required.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">06-08 years related experience required.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Applicable industry/professional certification required.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Occasional business travel required.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"> Secrecy and invention agreement and non-compete agreement.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Ability to work non-standard schedule as needed.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Regular and predictable attendance.</span></li></ul><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Desired:</strong></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">N/A</span></li></ul><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Through its Sharing Expertise initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.</span></p><br/><br/>All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/8Odp2PHoQ1gVuEVNhR8dl"> <p>PI118683594</p>

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