Director of Manufacturing Operations

                                 SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITY

The Director of Manufacturing Operations is accountable for meeting production demand that supports Corporate top line while improving efficiency to bottom line growth. This position is responsible for all day-to-day manufacturing operations, including purchasing, production planning, manufacturing and shipping of quality products with continuous quality and process improvements to ensure attainment of operational goals, tactics, and priorities that drive business results with a focus on quality.

The Director of Manufacturing Operations must work and think independently; duties are accomplished primarily autonomously within established guidelines. The incumbent will also oversee manufacturing employment decisions to include the selection, hiring, training, coaching, career development, and performance management of their team.

RESPONSIBLITIES:
• Manage manufacturing operations: Ensure that products are manufactured in a correct, cost effective and timely manner in alignment with specifications, quality requirements and delivery schedule Develop and execute a manufacturing strategy that balances functional and Corporate priorities for both internal and external customers
• Build and lead a manufacturing operations team that drives a positive culture of Operational Excellence and Continuous improvement through industry standards (Six Sigma and LEAN Manufacturing)
• Oversee the creation and maintenance of bills of materials and process control documentation
• Oversee the purchase of materials and planning of inventory requirements
• Organize personnel utilization and training and materials flow on the production floor
• Actively participate in functional and cross-functional activities such as budgeting, capacity planning, sales and operations planning and other planning activities as they pertain to the manufacturing function
• Contribute towards the achievement of company’s strategic and operational objectives
• Work as a member of the Leadership Team to suggest and implement improvements

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum of 5 years of significant leadership experience in manufacturing environment; ideally medical devices which will require a strong knowledge of electrical engineering processes, i.e. medical devices such as CT scanners, MRF, and/or ultrasound products.
• Experience in a manufacturing environment that produces and utilizes SOPs, deviations, change control, equipment FAT, IQ/OQ/PQ, equipment calibration and other Quality Systems documents and procedures
• Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through others, track record of success
• Planning: ability to plan both tactically and strategically to achieve results and manage multiple priorities
• Strong math and analytical skills
• Proven ability to supervise a team of 20+ employees over multiple shifts, including employee hiring and retention, performance review, coaching, counseling and corrective action
• Passion for continuous improvement and expertise in LEAN principles
• Quality orientation and high attention to detail
• Tactical and strategic problem solving, analytical skills and resolution
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong team player
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present, persuade, and collaborate at the leadership level
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite

EDUCATION:
• Bachelor’s degree (BS) or equivalent in electrical engineering with 10+ years related experience in capital/electromechanical products

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
•Ability to understand technical products and recognize and participate in troubleshooting of system level problems (both electrical and mechanical in nature) impacting manufactured goods
A successful history of taking on roles of increased responsibility and accountability
• Experience working in a regulatory manufacturing environment
• Prior experience leading production planning, purchasing and manufacturing operations
• Prior experience leading technical manufacturing operations


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