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VP, Manufacturing

Flanders, New Jersey

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Laboratory Diagnostics
Requisition Number: 227896
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Flanders
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.
Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.
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Job Description:

VP Manufacturing  
Duties and Responsibilities   
Key Responsibilities – Act as Site Leader for Flanders, New Jersey and Lead multiple legacy products production
  • Partner with the business leadership team to understand strategic and annual business objectives in order to translate them into pragmatic operational strategies and programs with defined measures of success
  • Effectively communicate the company vision and direction down through the operations, and operational performance and priorities outward to management and peers; constructively receive and incorporate feedback to ensure alignment and to accelerate improvement
  • Actively manage a balanced scorecard that spans Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Performance (SQDIP)
  • Collaborate with peers in both the LD business, as well as the broader Siemens Healthineers supply chain, to innovate, pilot and apply best practices across the supply chain
  • Promote a quality culture throughout operations, grounded on natural compliance to policies, procedures and regulations, and sustained through reinforcement of “quality first” behaviors at all levels of management
  • Champion the Healthineers Performance System as a means to enable continuous improvement, employee engagement and organizational learning; core methods will include Hoshin Kanri, Value Stream Mapping, Structured Problem Solving, Visual Management, Coaching and Healthy Dialogue
  • Execute with discipline and continuously improve daily, weekly and monthly standard work across all departments in operations and facilities to ensure proper controls, proactive planning and risk mitigation
  • Provide strong support for and governance of program management to ensure critical initiatives across the operation achieve their performance, schedule and cost targets
  • Provide direction, motivation and resources to the Operations team to assist their development of highly effective operational systems, tools and training programs
  • Guide  and support the capacity planning of operational resources (materials/tools/equipment/people) to ensure alignment with demand, proper contingency and surge, and suitable depth of cross-trained talent
  • Develop and hold your team accountable to executing within an annual operating plan, providing monthly and quarterly updates to proactively manage opportunities and risks
  • Provide effective operations/maintenance management, ensuring that all reports and related activities are completed within required guidelines and operational parameters
  • Manage the interfaces between the Manufacturing teams and the rest of the company within the scope of the position.  Also, manage and lead interfaces/support for the site through the Facilities Team, Office Services, Site Council and Community commitments.
Miscellaneous Operational Responsibilities
  • Establishing and monitoring key performance metrics, notably leading indicators
  • Stimulating innovation and creative problem solving by welcoming outside-in perspectives
  • Promoting learning from the past to strengthen and enable proactive planning
  • Assessing engineering process and design proficiencies unique to each area/department
  • Optimizing efficiency by championing leading edge manufacturing techniques and all related principles
  • Evaluating performance of direct reports based on leadership and results
  • Ensuring excellence in product quality, on time delivery, set targets and strategies for realistic new business objectives providing guidance to subordinate teams
  • Guide teams in operational decisions, technical or engineering concepts, new operational potential outputs to meet demands for each
Key Contacts
  • Reports directly to Vice President, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing
  • Global Planning, Business Leadership, Quality, IT and Real Estate
  • Vendors, Contractors, Security Teams for Site Leadership
  • Community/Civic Leadership relations as established/needed
Job Demands
  • Dynamic environment with short decision-making hierarchy and cross-functional interdependence
  • Innovative leader who blends strategy, operations, technology, and analytics to produce outstanding business results.
  • Confident and effective communicator with strong interpersonal and team-management skills, driven to achieve goals and exceed expectations.
  • Project management orientation
  • Self-starter and can work independently on projects as required
  • Customer focused
  • Team player
  • Understands the demands of a manufacturing environment and must be a big picture thinker and implementer
  • Strength in leading and developing teams with a proven track record of having successfully managed manufacturing and engineering staff in the production of goods, ideally medical device related
  • Solid knowledge of leading edge Manufacturing operations
Skills & Qualifications (Education and Experience)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering. Masters and/or PhD in a related field is highly desirable, and/or an equivalent combination of education and technical experience.
  • 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience in Manufacturing
  • Prior experience working for a company whose products and processes are FDA regulated is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years Senior Manufacturing Management experience principally focused on operations

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