A South Central Pennsylvania company is looking for a Director, Manufacturing Operations with medical device experience to join their team. As the Director, Manufacturing Operations, you will direct and coordinate manufacturing and engineering activities towards the accomplishment of company goals and objectives as a member of the Senior Management Team. The position is responsible for providing key leadership, direction, organization, management, monitoring and cGMP compliance of the roles, activities and proceedings of all assigned manufacturing personnel to ensure the successful, cost effective, timely and safe processing of customer orders.
Supervisory responsibilities – manages and supports subordinate supervisors in the direct manufacturing of products. Responsible for overall direction, coordination and evaluation of those units. Carries out supervisors responsibilities according to the organization’s policies and procedures. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, planning, assisting and directing, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Responsible for organizing, administering and directing a team approach among direct reports to maximize throughput, improve manufacturing products in a state of control and to control operating expenses.
Responsible for developing a responsive, flexible manufacturing operation to meet the changing demands of our customer base.
With the assistance of quality control management, establishes quality control standards throughout the entire manufacturing process by developing or revising standard operating procedures to ensure consistent products.
Reviews and coordinates production activities with product development and quality control to ensure new products are developed in a state of control.
Reviews and analyzes production related remakes and customer complaints to determine cause of non-conformance, correction action needed, and ensures appropriate production personnel are trained in preventative actions.
Defines manufacturing objectives, develops short and long range goals, and works with business managers and related departments to determine manufacturing capabilities and capacity requirements.
Confers with customers and representatives of associated industries to evaluate and promote improved and expanded manufacturing capabilities and services.
Develop and/or monitor Key Performance Indicators and ensure adequate management reporting on the performance of the area.
Manage expenditures to achieve budgeted targets. Ensure production is run efficiently, waste is kept to a minimum and equipment is maintained to company standards.
Manage cost improvement initiatives to achieve on-going operational cost optimization. Interacts with other managers and subordinates on continuous improvement of processes and employee performance.
Accountable for quality of products, subordinates behavior and performance and makes sound decisions concerning production, quality and inter-personal relations on a multi-shift basis.
10+ years of progressively increasing managerial experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience serving the medical device industry is required.
Experience with Operational Excellence, Lean and Six Sigma, or similar efficiency improvement program is preferred.
Proven track record in controlling costs to budget, preferably manufacturing variance management.
Proven track record of successful problem solving utilizing critical thinking skills in a fast-paced environment.
Must demonstrate the ability to achieve and meet the expected throughput and financial goals of the organization.
Must possess and demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and be a motivator of people.
Must possess and demonstrate the ability to direct individuals and delegate responsibilities and tasks.
Must possess and demonstrate verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
Must possess problem solving and analytical skills.
Must be computer literate and able to utilize MS Office, spreadsheets and ERP systems, etc.
Must possess and demonstrate ability to read, understand, interpret and apply technical writing skills and instructions.
Must be well organized and detail-oriented with proven initiative and self-starter skills.
Must possess and demonstrate knowledge and experience in cGMPs and relevant Safety Regulations (e.g., OSHA).
Must be able to interact effectively with a variety of individuals within and between departments.