Value Stream Leader

AP Professionals
May 9, 2023
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Rochester, NY


AP Professionals has partnered with a manufacturing company in search of a Value Stream Leader. This is a critical role responsible for leading processes that meet quality, cost, and safety standards, overseeing and evaluating employee performance, ensuring safety compliance, and implementing efficient production processes. A bachelor’s degree is required for this role. Must have 8 years of manufacturing leadership experience and strong knowledge of Lean principles. Experience in a highly regulated environment is preferred.

This is a full time, direct hire opportunity.

This opportunity is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.


  • Ensure production plans meet current and future requirements and reflect non-commercial activities that would impact the production schedule.
  • Drives root cause analysis of issues in production and monitors upcoming production schedules to resolve conflicts and drive efficiency.
  • Ensures that appropriate levels of trained resources are available to meet production schedules.
  • Identify and mitigate operational and organizational risks; escalates key risks and issues to manufacturing senior management and cross-functional support teams.
  • Determine performance and cost standards to drive reduction in waste and increases in efficiency
  • Adheres to capital and expense budgets and determine ways for cost reduction.
  • Oversees the production process, creating a schedule; adjusting schedules as needed.
  • Develops and tracks improvement in reduction of planned direct labor hours.
  • Manages the adherence to prescribed procedures to ensure first pass quality meets or exceeds planned goals.
  • Manages employee performance by clearly defining job responsibilities and standards of performance; tracking progress against goals; providing clear, thorough, timely feedback; and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.
  • Understands HR policies and practices and uses them to manage employees.
  • Keep up-to-date on technical knowledge and developments that impact roles.
  • Ensure employees are up to date on technical knowledge through creating a learning environment by coaching employees, orchestrating learning opportunities, and providing relevant, high-impact feedback.
  • Coordinates, sets up and implements standard operating procedures for all production operations.
  • Utilizes understanding of regulatory environment and industry trends to identify ways to improve process quality and compliance.
  • Ensures stakeholders are appropriately trained on the process and any process changes.
  • Supports all company GMP, Compliance, and safety initiatives and assures compliance with company safety policies, procedures and OSHA safety regulations.
  • Participate in safety inspections as required.
  • Enforce all site security requirements.
  • Assists in ensuring that site activities do not create a negative impact on the environment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Master’s Degree/MBA or Ph.D. is a plus


  • 8+ years of manufacturing leadership experience
  • Experience in a highly regulated environment

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to implement Lean principles
  • Ability to make decisions and provide direction not employees
  • Proven leadership, problem solving, and technical skills
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