Production Manager

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April 19, 2021
Sunnyvale, CA
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Manage staff resources by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training and developing associates for growth opportunities
Collaborate with Program Managers, Manufacturing and Process Engineering to support bring up Jidoka/Manual production lines in current and new expansion locations worldwide.
Maximize the performance of Value Streams by implementing and sustaining lean conversion principles in order to meet customer requirements.
Develop and execute strategy for improving the safety, quality, delivery, inventory and productivity (SQDIP) performance.
Report progress and necessary counter-measures to achieve set goals through Daily Management walkthroughs.
Coach and develop teams, facilitate individual and team growth
Utilize standard reports and visual management to clearly communicate production schedules, delays and corrective action
Responsible for on time delivery of product from respective work cells
Maintain work flow by monitoring steps of the process; observing processes and equipment, monitoring personnel and resources, developing reporting procedures and systems in accordance with company guidelines to ensure success in meeting the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity goals.
Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
Drive ever-improving results by leveraging Danaher Business System (DBS) tools, consulting skills, and change management process.
Must be able to work independently with little supervision and direct work priorities of direct report supervisors and manufacturing associates
Provides input for capital expenditures for new equipment and facilities
Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and coaching
Support/Lead productive kaizen events and sustainment of KPIs.

Education or Experience (in years):
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level
5 to 7 years in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment; 5 years minimum in a leadership role
Extensive experience using continuous improvement tools and methodologies

Knowledge and skills:
Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example; ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, bring teams to agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity
Communication: Interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations. Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), exceptionally good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity
Teamwork: collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives
Planning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills. Solid business acumen. Able to deliver results despite shifting environment
Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution. Hands-on experience with most of the following Lean / Problem solving tools: Lean, Standard Work, Kaizens, PSP, etc.

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Experience in a clinical diagnostic or medical device environment
  • Statistical, Lean, and Six Sigma training
  • Knowledge and experience with IQ, OQ and PQ validations
  • cGMP/GLP experience is highly preferred
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