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Manufacturing Associate Director (658020)

Company: Zimmer Biomet
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Zimmer Biomet is a world leader in musculoskeletal health solutions. Our team members are part of a company with a heritage of leadership, a focus on shaping the future, and a mission dedicated to alleviating pain and improving the quality of life for people around the world. This position is responsible for managing and guiding the Irvine manufacturing plant. Strong communication, leadership and organizational skills are essential as well as a full understanding of the manufacturing process. Provide leadership, manage daily manufacturing operations, and drive Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Compliance and Regulatory requirements and Cost Improvements that will add Value to the Companies Operations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Lead Lean initiatives to improve department environment and efficiency. Responsible for developing Plant strategy/metrics and implementation of related manufacturing strategies while providing Operational leadership including successful Lean implementation resulting in productivity gains. Lead the cultural transformation to a LeanSigma continuous improvement culture. Drive policy deployment for area including KPI charts, action plans and countermeasures. Coordinate operations and maintenance support for the Plant. Coordinate Plant efficiency and improvement activities utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts to drive continuous improvement through Kaizen. Responsible for year over year cost savings initiatives for areas of responsibility Predict and redesign manufacturing systems to bring about dramatic improvements in performance while still complying with current and future regulations. Interface with Product Development, Franchise Management and Marketing groups for successful introduction of new products. Attract, retain, and encourage individual development of key personnel for future assignments by arranging appropriate formal training, mentoring, or other experiences. Develop and monitor operational budget for Plant; Lead and monitor projects to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity and Cost. Intimately understands the Zimmer Biomet Quality System, how departments impact the quality system and ensures compliant execution of all functions within scope of assigned departments. Ensures all employees within scope of assigned departments know the Quality Policy, Pledge and how their job performance can impact the quality of products. Tracks completion of CAPAs applicable to scope of assigned departments. Ensures adequate engineering resources are certified to complete CAPAs. Holds responsibility for leading Facilities/Plant Engineers, Environmental Health & Safety, and equipment Maintenance for areas of responsibility

Expected Areas of Competence

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with logistics, sourcing, R&D and other internal functions with proven record of successful negotiations and problem resolutions. Creative thinking and problem solving skills to continually improve the manufacturing process. Demonstrated ability to learn and apply multiple skill sets determined by areas of responsibilities. Ability to effectively lead a team in the achievement of objectives. Excellent written and oral communication skills; problem solving skills are essential. Operational leadership including successful Lean implementation resulting in productivity gains. Demonstrated ability to lead the Plant in daily operations and continuous improvements which include but are not limited to: supply chain production control, establishing manufacturing priorities, coordination of activities with off-shift management and order shipments. Emphasizes the creation of continuous product flow, utilize pull systems where flow is not currently possible, and works to level the workload. Creates the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work/processes are followed, countermeasures implemented and the area is compliant with safety and quality requirements. Instills and maintains a positive can-do team atmosphere within the Plant; holding regular team meetings and assigning team member's tasks and coordinate support services needed outside the team. Works with the Plant staff to develop the future state value stream map and manages the plans to achieve it. In addition, the VS Associate Director works with the Production Supervisors/Leaders and manufacturing associates to maintain the team metric board

Keywords: Zimmer Biomet, Irvine , Manufacturing Associate Director (658020), Other , Irvine, California

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