Provide overall Leadership to the Delivery System Manufacturing organisation, ensuring Patient Safety, Customer Service and Cost goals are achieved, and assuring the safety of our employees.
Tasks and Responsibilities :
Manages Technicians, Engineers and a Production Team through a team of direct reports. Drive them to daily success, achieving manufacturing objectives of volumes, services and costs with total commitment to product quality.
Determines appropriate staffing levels, schedules and resources. Establishes cross-functional team relationships. Oversees : the function and role of his / her group, technical skill sets, to other groups and / or divisions.
Works cross-functionally in identifying and resolving technical issues.
Provides guidance and training to staff, assists subordinates in attaining career goals, motivates individuals to achieve results, and recruits and maintains a high quality staff.
Intuitively identifies technical risks and acts proactively to reduce negative impact on product and projects. Insures compliance in all of our practices and procedures.
Optimises the use of systems, technology and other planning systems to achieve customer service level and financial targets.
Develops, manages and monitors department budgets.
Partners with Production Planning, Quality, Finance and Human Resources, to optimise department performance. Champions effective employee relations and communication within the department.
Through activity prioritization and resource levelling, ensures adequate engineering resources are available to meet the business priorities as defined by the SQP and site budget.
Member of the site CAPA Review Board.
Drives Cost Reduction in relationship with other team members and use the Value Improvement Process (VIP) as the primary tool for Operations Cost reduction.
Development of necessary Manufacturing Process ensuring optimization of layout, process flow or overall process capability.
Development of Process’s which fully meet our Regulatory and Quality requirements working in close relationship with QA.
Make sure, based on a well-trained and staffed team that calibration and maintenance are always up to date.
Development and implementation of necessary maintenance and calibration procedures and protocols ensuring the process remains in control at all times.
Drives new processing technologies that are designed for manufacturability.
Strongly partners with Engineering department to ensure common vision and prioritization to achieve production goals and standard cost.
Your profile (Experience, Skills, Education) :
Technical degree in a branch of Engineering or Science.
7 to 10 years of hands-on experience in managing production activities in the medical devices industry
Familiarity with operating in a best practice environment for employee safety will be an advantage.
Proven ability to effectively lead and manage high performance teams
Experience in establishing performance metrics, leading and motivating teams to achieve results.
Demonstrated ability to lead people at a plant level and influence up and across the organisation.
LEAN, Six Sigma or Continuous improvement experience an advantage.
Change management experience and project management skills which mean operating as a value-added business partner across functional lines and with other key stakeholders to drive change.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Fluent in French and English.