Principal Engineer, Contract Manufacturing

Job Title:  Principal Engineer, Contract Manufacturing

Job Location: Shanghai, China

Reports to: Director, Contract Manufacturing based in Singapore

The Company and Business

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centres, clinical laboratories, and physician offices worldwide. 

The company provides clinically proven medical products and pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in 46 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500. 

The Medical Segment is a global $15B provider of medical products and supply chain services across the health care continuum from hospitals to laboratories, physician offices, surgery centres, and patients in the home.

Position Overview:

The Principal Engineer, Contract Manufacturing will be the counterpart of the Contract Manufacturer (CM)'s plant manager role and will be responsible for externally managing the CMs. This role is designed to create accountability for a CM’s performance by designating individuals to: maintain holistic view of CM performance; identify risks and capability gaps; lead CM development and mitigation actions; oversee a cross-functional team to complete tactical tasks. This role is responsible for coordinating a group of key cross-functional stakeholders from Procurement, Quality, Technical Services, Planning, and Global Trade (focus factory teams) to carry out supplier selection, continuous improvement savings & productivity projects, quality and compliance standards, etc.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage metrics targets with CMs; evaluate CM’s service, delivery, quality, compliance, and cost performance. Establish robust tracking and reporting process, working cross functionally to ensure compliance with internal/external audit observation deadline or other regulatory commitments and monitor performance.

  • Act as CAH’s expert in managing technical, logistical, and operational aspects of assigned projects and/or processes from initiation through commercialization

  • Coordinates process audits and 3rd party inspections; provide on-site support for 3rd party inspections

  • Support preparation of periodic business and operations review meetings

  • Analyse and support action required for key performance indicators through a balanced scorecard, business and operation reviews and continuous improvements across the region’s supply chain operation

  • Escalate risks and tactical operational issues with CMs and CAH

  • Lead problem solving on production assurance, scheduling, and replanning

  • Lead / coordinate capability building, product changes / introduction / exit and corrective actions

  • Take on program manager role for new product launch / supplier onboarding driving successful design transfer and commercial prove-out with x-functional teams

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering

  • ~3 to 5 years relevant work experience

  • Contract Manufacturing management experience

  • Has proven Lean Six Sigma skills to deliver complaint supply and achieve highest quality, lowest cost and shortest lead-time

  • Working with external parties and/or leading cross function trams for commercial products

  • Will need specific category knowledge (Solids, Rigids, ELM/Testing)

  • This is a global position with significant focus on multiple countries within given continent (i.e. Asia Pacific) manufacturing, the successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of managing CM’s in these locations.

  • Frequent travel visiting critical CMs multiple times per month on-site; regular on-site presence for others; requires 50 – 70% travel (subject to COVID restrictions)

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.