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Associate Director, Process and Building Automation

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:




This role is responsible for establishing the strategic direction for all the automation systems at the site and the supervision of the automation team. This position also provide oversight of production systems in order to ensure a successful operation of the site.


As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.


Duties & Responsibilities\:

  • CI & Compliance\:
  • Safety and Quality Compliance of automation systems
  • Support site master planning for equipment, systems, and technology
  • Equipment life cycle management and obsolescence assessment.
  • Automation team supervision and development
  • Support the IT, digitalization, and cyber-security strategy for the company
  • Continuous improvement by the reduction of equipment and process failures
  • Define and Drive Strategy\:
  • Identification of new applicable automation technologies and define the implementation strategy
  • Translate automation strategy into actionable plans for each business unit
  • Ensure automation strategy aligns with IT strategy
  • Meeting functional and technical needs to support BI in RPA Implementation\:
  • Continually assesses the automation capability against the target end state
  • Lead the implementation of technical architecture standards
  • Works with and interacts with automation vendors during before and during implementation
  • Define and execute functional and technical needs in support of RPA implementation
  • Governance\:
  • Development and ownership of the Automation strategy for site
  • Develop automation guidelines and identify deviations from it
  • Responsible for governance framework, automation guidelines and approval process



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Maintenance or related field from an accredited institution
  • In addition to Bachelor's degree, a minimum of seven (7) years of experience relevant automation, engineering and/or maintenance experience in a cGMP facility or similar manufacturing environment  Experience must be inclusive of at least five (5) years of leading people and projects.
  • Significant programming and scripting background
  • Experience on Cyber-security and IT interfaces
  • Experience with development life cycle and various automation delivery methodologies
  • Ability to drive change in a cross functional environment that requires multiple stakeholder buy-in
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening) and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse group of professionals
  • Demonstrated understanding of business processes, operational complexity, automation tools, vendor landscape, and strong project management skills
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and collaboration across multiple departments with different priorities
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities to manage and develop a team of Automation professionals


Eligibility Requirements\:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.


Who We Are\:


At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal\: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.


Want to learn more?  Visit and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person’s actual or perceived race, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.

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