C. R. Bard, Inc.

  • Manufacturing Supervisor

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/28/2018 4:35 PM)
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    Queensbury, NY
  • Overview

    Bard (NYSE:BCR) is a $3B high-quality developer and manufacturer of life-saving medical devices. Product families include balloons used to relieve blocked veins and arteries, ports used to deliver chemo-therapy treatment, filters that prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs and heart, urological catheters, and guidewires necessary for almost every medical device procedure. The Corporation has 26 locations and 13,000 employees world-wide.

    (For more about the Corporation, please explore our website at www.crbard.com )


    The Glens Falls Operation is known as Bard’s Technology Center and is Bard’s largest domestic manufacturing facility employing approximately 700 in a three shift operation. The Glens Falls Operation manufactures over 20 different product lines serving all Bard Divisions.

    Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

    Leads and manages diverse individuals and teams to produce high quality products while increasing efficiency, minimizing scrap, reducing cost and enhancing bottom line performance.

    Essential Job Functions

    Managing Employees:

    • Represent management, communicate Values, Quality and Safety policies, Strategic Initiatives, plant goals, policies and information updates.
    • Develop high performance teams in order to meet key metrics which include quality, efficiency, quality and safety.
    • Performance evaluation and management (including annual performance reviews, performance improvement plans, disciplinary process.)
    • Handle all day-today employee relations issues with support from Human Resources.
    • Create and manage work schedules
    • Manage Kronos time system, track vacation, PTO and overtime.
    • Hiring (interviewing and new hire orientation)
    • Ensure compliance with on-going training requirements for self and team.
    • Serve as a mentor/resource for Team Leader trainees.



    • Manage product through entire manufacturing process utilizing the Management Operating System to drive continuous improvement.
    • Ensure a safe work environment (reinforce safety culture, Hazcom, incident investigation and follow up, ensure stretching and job rotation, support ergonomic initiatives, etc.)
    • Assure compliance to our quality system
    • Manage all regular and temporary headcount requirements
    • Support and execute new product introductions, transfers & Cost Improvement Programs
    • Coordinate internal quality review board (MRB) to find root cause and develop solutions if quality issues are discovered.
    • Develop and meet department budget requirements. Ensure accuracy of supporting documentation, i.e. standards, routings and spending history.


      • Approve all standard changes to bill of materials and routings made by engineers.
    • Management in conjunction with planner’s, of shop floor inventory



    Basic Qualifications

    1. Must have prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment for at least 10 direct reports.
    2. Demonstrated leadership qualities and the ability to coach/mentor others.
    3. Experience in successfully driving production of quality products in a way that meets business goals and operations metrics.
    4. Demonstrated understanding of business budget for ones area.  

    Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

    JDE/ERP experience a plus.




    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or demonstrated performance results with 3 – 5 years manufacturing supervisory experience. Preferred disciplines: Engineering; Business.

    Physical Demands

    Occasionally requires light physical effort as in periods of prolonged standing, sitting at files or work tables or bending, stooping or reaching and/or occasional lifting of light items (i.e. up to 30 lbs). May require some exposure to chemicals used in manufacturing processes.

    Work Environment

    Some minor physical inconvenience or discomfort occasionally present in the work situation (moderate noise, disagreeable odors, etc.). OR occasional exposure to minor injury or other health hazard requiring some precaution.  GMP Manufacturing area dress code requirements.

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