Associate Manager Systems

Position Overview

Technical Leader enabling company growth by the identification and implementation of integrated software solutions company wide with a focus on Manufacturing and Supply Chain systems. Manage technical engineering resources and partner with business leaders to implement in-house solutions to integration of off the shelf solutions to meet customer needs. Job duties:
  • Develop and maintain product and process configurations and collaborate on the implementation of solutions in PLM, MES, and ERP.
  • Identify, execute, and support process improvement initiatives of varying complexity engaging global, cross-functional support.
  • Engage Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assure change and configuration documentation is accurate and complete, all relevant documentation is included, and appropriate implementation strategies and validation activities have been completed.
  • Work with peers and/or subordinates to ensure the timely completion of projects and tasks.
  • Take the initiative to develop and implement new processes to strengthen data accuracy or enhance efficiency.
  • Demonstrate effective communication style working with all levels of organizational structure, through multiple departments, and across global sites.
  • Provide leadership to junior-level engineers.
  • Proven ability to convert process flows into automated workflow models.
  • Identify financial and/or quality opportunities from operations-related areas such as manufacturing, receiving inspection, supply chain processes, warehouse.
  • Work across departments to integrate systems to ease of use for those accessing the information.
  • Identify areas where metadata can be leveraged to minimize or reduce redundant activities, inspections, or data collection.
  • Support operations on all attribute data collection practices to establish a best practice.
  • Work with internal/external customers and all relevant parties to deliver services.
  • Apply a comprehensive understanding of concepts within assigned technical areas to design relatively advanced solutions; demonstrate an understanding of key business drivers.
  • Question current methods while evaluating broad implications to develop practical improvements; focus on achieving goals.
  • Understand master data and the roles played by PLM, ERP, MES, LIMS, etc. in support of manufacturing.
  • Review and monitor implementation activities to ensure the change has been completed properly.
  • Comply with applicable Laws and Regulations, adhere to Quality Management System processes and requirements as well as demonstrate Ethics and Integrity in all matters and at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Comply with applicable Laws and Regulations, adhere to Quality Management System processes and requirements as well as demonstrate Ethics and Integrity in all matters and at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Job Details

Job ID 11357BR

Alajuela, Costa Rica

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Software Engineering with software/hardware integration.
    2. Minimum five (5) years of related work experience and one (1) year of supervisory experience.
    3. Software development.
    4. Project management.
    5. Embedded systems.
    6. Solid written and verbal communication skills.
    7. Programming experience.
    8. ERP system experience (SAP preferred).
    9. Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams.
    Desired Qualifications
    1. Experience in configuration management, operations, and/or quality within a regulated industry.
    2. Experience with Software Development Life Cycle of controlled systems preferred.
    3. Experience with process and material change and configuration activities within an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, SAP preferred.
    4. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) experience, SAP desirable.
    5. Working knowledge of ISO 13485 and cGMP requirements desired.
    6. Technical background in manufacturing, preferably in a life science, diagnostic, and/or medical device environment.
    7. Solid understanding of computer system and manufacturing validations.
    8. High degree of initiative and ownership, as well as a proven history of delivering results while working with several different departments in a fast-paced environment.
    9. Able to work independently and requires minimal guidance to perform required tasks.
    10. Software engineering preferred.