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Vice President of Operations

Company: Baebies Inc.
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description: Baebies Inc. ( ) is a well-funded growth-stage company that develops and commercializes products for testing in the newborn screening and pediatric diagnostic markets. The company's existing FDA-cleared SEEKER product is sought by US public health labs, where the majority of biochemical newborn screening occurs. The company has shipped over 12 million SEEKER tests to date. Baebies' second diagnostic platform, FINDER, is CE Marked and 510(k) pending and is poised for explosive growth in the near term. Job Summary:The VP of Operations plans, organizes, directs, and controls the activities of the operations functional area. Depending on the candidate the position may also include oversight of quality systems, document control, and product test/inspection/lot release.Duties & Responsibilities - As a member of the executive team actively contributes to and participates in key company decisions. Works hard to develop and maintain a cohesive executive team. Is totally bought in to achieve the mission and to fulfill Baebies' outrageous growth expectations. - Executes production to meet delivery, quality, regulatory, and cost requirements. - Collaborates with product development teams to successfully transition new products to operations. - Leads efforts to solve problems, address customer complaints, and improve not just product quality but the quality of the customer experience. - Leads efforts to reduce the cost of goods and operational overhead. Knows where every dime is spent in operations and is always looking for product cost reduction opportunities to drive margin improvement. - Leads efforts to proactively increase manufacturing capacity where needed. Develops and executes plans for new manufacturing equipment and process capability where needed. - Recruits, selects, on-boards, trains and retains qualified personnel in all positions in operations. Always working to make the team function and perform better. - Recruits, selects, on-boards, trains and monitors qualified suppliers. Understands how important the supplier team is to delivery, quality, and product cost and is committed to continuous improvement of supplied materials. - Ensures operations compliance with quality system and other relevant regulations. Ensures all policies and procedures are truly effective. Maintaining ISO certification and FDA QSR compliance are important but not necessarily sufficient; driven to improve quality each day. - Develops, modifies, improves and reports operational metrics as a part of an ongoing performance improvement program. - Effectively oversees the facility safety committee such that the entire Baebies team is not only operating safely, but that the perception of the entire team is that safety truly maters. - Develops, reviews, endorses and complies with functional budgets. - Manages the facility. Leads projects to design, improve, construct, optimize utilization, and as necessary move company facilities. - Collaborates with other departments in carrying out all responsibilities. Successfully builds relationships across functions at multiple levels within operations. - Manages the operations function to an agreed budget. Owns the gross margin line of the P&L.. Requirements: Education and Experience: - Bachelor' Degree or greater in a scientific field, MBA a plus - 10+ years' experience in manufacturing environment, 5+ years in a senior management position - Strong problem solving, communication skills and project management skills required - Both large and small company experience preferred - Experience with FDA-regulated IVD manufacture strongly preferred - Sufficient intellectual capacity and curiosity to learn/teach new technology across multiple disciplines Compensation & BenefitsBaebies offers a dynamic and welcoming work environment surrounded by intelligent, driven, and creative people. Guided by the vision that everyone deserves a healthy start, our team is devoted to our customers and to advancing technology in early disease detection and comprehensive diagnosis. At Baebies, we look for people who are innovative, dedicated to our mission, and constantly striving to improve the status quo. In addition to competitive, market-driven compensation, Baebies provides a comprehensive employee benefits package including: - 100% employee premiums for Medical & Vision coverage - 100% employee and family premiums for Dental coverage - 401K Matching - Stock Options - 4 Weeks PTO - 14 Paid Holidays per year - Paid Employee Life Insurance - Onsite free gym membership & classes - . . . Much more! Baebies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. NO RECRUITERS OR AGENCIES, PLEASE.

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Keywords: Baebies Inc., Durham , Vice President of Operations, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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