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Head, Workforce and Capacity Optimization

Company: Biolife Plasma Services
Location: Gurnee
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge. Job Description About BioLife Plasma Services Every day at BioLife, we feel good knowing that what we do helps improve the lives of patients with rare diseases. While you focus on our donors, we'll support you. We offer a purpose you can believe in, a team you can count on, opportunities for career growth, and a comprehensive benefits program, all in a fast-paced, friendly environment.T his position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy based in our Bannockburn, IL location (HQ). BioLife Plasma Services is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • Develop and execute strategies, processes, tools and technology that enable volume growth and cost improvement through optimized collection capacity and workforce management.
  • Lead workforce optimization program, including direct labor budgeting and forecasting, workforce planning, scheduling, reporting and analytics.
  • Ensure productivity and cost improvements through application of Industrial Engineering and process improvement tools and techniques.
  • Provide insightful labor analytics and models that inform business decisions and strategies at BioLife and across PDT. ACCOUNTABILITIES
    • Responsible for Workforce Optimization strategy, budgeting and forecasting of direct labor spend across 200+ plasma centers, hiring and staffing planning, scheduling and development of labor management tools and software solutions.
    • Develop, implement, and maintain software solutions and tools for workforce management, specifically supporting labor standards, forecasting, budgeting, scheduling and reporting.
    • Lead productivity and labor cost improvements through data analysis, modeling, simulation and application of Industrial Engineering principles and practices. Support development of business cases for Transformation initiatives.
    • Identify and deploy best practices and improved processes that enable labor optimization, including development and application of engineered labor standards.
    • Identify key metrics for WFM and enhanced reporting. Develop solutions (dashboards, data visualizations, reports) that enable real-time operations performance assessment, actionable insights and agile decision-making.
    • Own capacity and utilization modeling and planning, including development of methodology and tools for forecasting and optimization.
    • Partner with data scientists, IT and consultants to develop advanced analytical models and dashboards for operations management
    • Manage and develop workforce optimization team DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
      • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in labor measurement, cost improvement, forecasting and budgeting
      • Ability to interpret and analyze performance and financial metrics
      • Experience developing cost/benefit analyses and business cases
      • Perform or lead complex data analysis to create insights and solutions that improve or optimize processes. Leadership
        • Translate ideas into business strategies
        • Effectively communicate strategies and influence decision-makers
        • Experience managing operations
        • Develop and manage staffDecision-making and Autonomy
          • Recommend and propose strategies for workforce optimization
          • Forecast and budget direct labor spend across 200+ locationsInteraction
            • Partner with Operations, Finance, Marketing, Business Excellence, IT, Transformation Management Office and other functions
            • Work with all levels in the business, up to senior leadership
            • Manage relationships with vendors and consultantsInnovation
              • Develop strategies for enhancement of workforce management practices and tools
              • Research and recommend software solutions for workforce and capacity management
              • Continuously improve and evolve existing processes and toolsComplexity
                • Support all aspects of plasma collection business, as well as understand impact on downstream operations EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Essential
                  • Bachelor's degree in science or technical field, preferably Industrial Engineering
                  • Experience leading workforce optimization
                  • At least 10 years of experience in cost or efficiency improvement roles
                  • Ability to interpret financial and performance data
                  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Strong MS Excel skills.
                  • Proven data analysis background with ability to transform analysis into insights, recommendations and proposals for senior management.
                  • Proven skills in strategy development. Ability to translate ideas into business strategies.
                  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills. Ability to build cross-functional relationships to achieve results.
                  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Able to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization, including senior leadership.
                  • Typical work environment involves office, meeting room and plasma collection center settingsDesired
                    • Experience leaging workforce management in a multi-unit business
                    • Experience with simulation modeling and application of advanced statistics and operations research techniques
                    • Experience working with Power BI or other data visualization software
                    • Lean or Six Sigma certification
                    • Experience in FDA regulated environment ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
                      • Domestic travel required (up to 25%)EEO Statement Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law. Locations Bannockburn, IL Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full time

Keywords: Biolife Plasma Services, Waukegan , Head, Workforce and Capacity Optimization, Other , Gurnee, Illinois

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