The Director, Operations has overall responsibility for all areas of operation including Quality & Manufacturing Engineering, Production & Materials Management. The person in this position leads the development and implementation of organizational strategies, standards and practices to achieve best-in-class performance. In addition, the Director, Operations collaborates closely with other leadership across the business to leverage resources and expertise to ensure our products are consistently meeting customer expectations.
- Lead with a clear view of where the organization needs to be in 13 years; communicates strategic direction to employees and how it fits with the day to day actions and results being driven.
- Identify and drives continuous improvement efforts through standardized work to cut cost and improve productivity and quality.
- Set clear and measurable performance expectations, in line with corporate goals; proactively analyzes and manages all relative operations performance metrics.
- Provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating conditions of the company.
- Establish and monitor quality objectives.
- Ensures alignment with functional leadership (e.g., finance, safety, human resources) on performance management and talent development.
- Ensure the facilities operates with the Company’s ISO and FDA quality management system
- Participate in the development of the locations’ monthly revenue forecasts
- Monitor and adjust production output and staff levels to support the location’s revenue and cost targets.
- Participate in the development and control of the location’s budgets and quarterly forecasts
- Working with the senior leadership team, help to develop and implement winning strategies to grow revenues and profitability.
- BS degree in a technical field, preferably engineering or life sciences.
- Prior experience managing a manufacturing department/organization in a technical environment.
- Prior experience managing an engineering team.
- Experience working within a Lean, sixsigma organization.
- Prior experience managing an independent manufacturing organization.
- Familiarity with contract manufacturing, ISO and FDA quality system requirements, medical device and diagnostics manufacturing.
- Lean, sixsigma green or black belt certified.
- Laser processing and/or automated material handling knowledge MBA or relevant business management
- Ability to work long hours when necessary and to have a presence with a 24/7 operation.
- International travel required
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