Allergan Senior Manager, Operational Excellence in Dublin, California

Senior Manager, Operational Excellence

Dublin, California, United States at

Apr 30, 2018Post Date

178634Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Senior Manager, Operations Excellence will utilize lean and six sigma tools and techniques to analyze, harmonize, and improve business processes internally across the organization, and externally from suppliers to customers. This position defines the business improvement strategy, and manages, drives, and executes projects from concept through implementation. This position acts as a change agent to instill a lean six sigma atmosphere and a continuous improvement culture. Communication and relationship skills are important as this role will work with all levels of the organization up to and including senior management. Analytical skills and problem solving capabilities are critical.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating a PMO that drives operational Process Improvement methodology activities using Lean Six Sigma statistical tools such as Capability analysis, Design of Experiments, ANOVA, ANOM, etc., to analyses relevant targets and cost savings.

  • Support the site Leadership Team in delivery of annual operational Process Improvement targets.

  • Work with local facility stakeholders to develop / deliver annual programs to optimize Process Improvements, for increased productivity and quality, and reduced waste.

  • Key driver of site operational Process Improvement projects/ initiatives in line with Allergan strategic goals.

  • Provide training as required on Lean Six Sigma tools.

  • Development of site standards pertaining to operational Process Improvement metrics.

  • Representing Allergan at trade shows and exhibitions to identify potential new equipment and processes; subsequently producing feasibility reports.

  • Any other responsibilities deemed appropriate to the role.


  • Min. 5 years’ experience in a Process Improvement role, Ideally with some Management experience?

  • 3 rd Level Qualification in Process, Manufacturing or Mechanical engineering

  • Lean Six Sigma Green / Black belt qualification or equivalent

  • Manufacturing Industry Experience

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Capable of leading large & small projects in a timely manner

  • A clearly defined strategic thought process and a continuous improvement mind-set

  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and structured problem solving

  • Confident to liaise at all levels, articulate with good presentation skills

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills

  • Ability to interact with multiple stakeholders

  • An ability to work/lead effectively in cross-functional teams

  • Willingness to travel


Minimum of a BS in Scientific Disipline

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.