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Director, Facilities & Plant Engineering

Location: East Windsor, New Jersey Brand: Shiseido Date: 05/31/2022

Job Summary:

Manage and drive continuous improvement to all aspects of the site Engineering activities, including Project Management, Logistics Engineering, plant supply systems, facility maintenance, packing, filling, making and warehouse equipment and all aspects of risk management.

This position oversees the site capital budget including QA, Risk, Safety and Security. The position leads the site master plan including the site office space taking into consideration the cost structure and operations budgets to support long-term volume growth and/or future strategic intentions while adhering to all operations vision, mission, priorities, values and principles.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Lead all areas within the site in designing, preparing and continually improving the Master Plan
  • Create yearly site capital budget in support of the master plan, environmental and safety requirements and improvements.
  • Manage the occupancy utilities and building service budgets
  • Support Manufacturing and Technical Packaging by generating capital appropriations for cost reductions and new product launches
  • Meet with internal customers to draft equipment specifications, layouts, process improvements and coordinate project implementations
  • Embrace, update and recommend FDA readiness/maintenance initiatives within the facility
  • Reduce plant operating cost by improving manufacturing efficiencies, reducing direct labor and GPR improvements, material waste, energy waste and streamlining manufacturing
  • As an expert, drive all TQM activities within the site
  • Develop site strategies for CUR improvement with production units
  • Identify any non-value added operations and insure production volume is “Core” to the facilityand outsourcing all high cost, low value activities at the lowest possible cost
  • Interact with State and Federal agencies, local municipalities and communicate with Plant management, Procurement and Legal
  • Review and enforce all plant policies ensuring safe work teams
  • Lead the effort for each new equipment purchase to establish a project team and clearly establish a CQV process approach through achievement of all major success criteria

Key Indicators: 

  • Conversion cost optimization
  • Insuring compliance with cGMP’s
  • Capital budget adherence
  • Health and safety lost time rating
  • Preventive maintenance adherence
  • CUR Packaging site
  • CUR Bulk making

Financial Accountability: 

  • Plant capital budget creation and adherence

Qualifications & Competencies: 

  • 7-10+ years engineering and/or manufacturing experience in a similar manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated experience with NEC, OSHA, ATF, NFPA and USP regulations and guidelines
  • Experience in programmable controls and packaging development a must
  • Experience in plant documentation in the areas of certifying plant personnel, validating manufacturing equipment, validating facility equipment operating and maintenance procedures.
  • Positive, spirited, inquisitive attitude a must
  • Process focused
  • Team oriented
  • Embraces leadership and development of junior employees


Below is a list of Core Competencies designed to help employees at Shiseido Americas succeed as the company continues to evolve and innovate.

  1. Business Insights: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’sgoals
  2. Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer centric solutions
  3. Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  4. Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  5. Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  6. Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals
  7. Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
  8. Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity
  9. Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  10. Drives Vision & Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  11. Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful

Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

Job ID: 8607 Category: Corporate

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