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Operations Manager - Assembly

Requisition Number: P11948

Region: US
State: Wisconsin
City: New Richmond


  • Provide direction and leadership to the Assembly operations including people management as follows:  managing performance; addressing disciplinary issues; hiring; assisting people with career development; communicating information to direct reports, passing information up the management chain and fostering open communication; ensuring team is aligned with and accomplishing goals/objectives; administrative processing; and, maintaining trust and confidentiality while fostering a team environment
  • Forecast capital expenditures for improvement, replacement, or modification to assembly equipment and facility
  • Coach and facilitate problem solving among team members
  • Consistently monitor machinery, processes, and work cell layouts in order to recommend improvements that yield increases in profit and quality levels and decreases in potential safety hazards
  • Ensure increased focus is placed on process development for finished medical devices
  • Ensure production planning is carried out to most efficiently use existing resources
  • Deploy Lean tools and practices throughout the facility
  • Manage and deploy a flexible (full time/contingent) workforce appropriately with the shifts in customer demand
  • Provide work direction and support for Production Engineering Resources
  • Function as a customer contact on quality and delivery issues outside the routine scope of the customer service reps
  • Ensure cGMP is followed and provide necessary training
  • Maintain focus on good GDP
  • Ensure focus on inventory management
  • Support production quality goals
  • Adhere to and support requirements for clean room manufacturing
  • Help promote overall efficient operational environment:
    -Scrap reduction
    -Set-up and line clearance reduction
    -Inventory turns
    -Schedule efficiency
    -Drive CIPs and cost reduction efforts
  • Participate in the business planning process
  • Some programs may have vision requirements
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Safety/Environmental:
    -Where applicable, individual is pre-planning safety into work activities to improve performance
    -Proactively identifies safety concerns
    -Complies with Environmental Management System program SOP’s/WI, Policy & Program elements and encourages responsible use of resources
  • Actively participate in continual improvement/innovation, corrective action and internal/external customer satisfaction

Qualifications - Education & Experience

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience leading/supervising people
  • Bachelors’ degree in a manufacturing related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 8 years work experience in a large manufacturing environment
  • Experience in manufacturing medical device assembly

Qualifications - Skills & Competencies

  • Leadership skills including ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Decision making and prioritization skills
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • SPC knowledge
  • Cost accounting knowledge
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to achieve desired results by influencing peer groups within the facility

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