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Manufacturing Manager - Value Stream Leader in New Haven at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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Job Description

Manufacturing Manager - Value Stream Manager - Medical Device

A successful Medical Device Company with many new product development projects on-going,  has a new opening for a Manufacturing Value Stream Manager reporting to the Director of Operations to lead, plan, coordinate, control and direct manufacturing, material control, product assembly and manufacturing engineering to ensure continuous flow of production to meet customer needs. 
The Manufacturing Manager or Value Steam Manager will also establish job priorities to determine order urgency and parts availability; analyze and implement improved methods and procedures for increasing productivity, using Lean and Six Sigma tools and review and recommend product design changes to reduce manufacturing costs and improve product quality while maintaining established budgets.
The Value Stream Manager will act as a "mini plant manager", managing supply chain, engineering, injection molding and compression molding production and dotted line for quality.  You are responsible for P&L/Budgets working along side the Director of Manufacturing.  
Main Responsibilities for the Manufacturing Manager - Value Stream Manager:
  • Manage value stream activities in accordance with established production schedules, product quality standards and company profit objectives.
  • Ensure schedules are maintained along with evaluating and disposing of rejected material for disposable products, including plastic injection molding.  Check scrap problems, determine cause and work closely with QC to implement controls necessary to maintain high quality within planned production costs.
  • Maintain Safety Stock, planning out assembly hours, equipment, material resources required for daily sales needs with Team Leaders.  Ensure effective utilization by requesting additional personnel or overtime hours as required.
  • Monitor flow of work, investigate unusual delays, interface with team leaders, engineering, quality control, manufacturing or sales department personnel to resolve problems and to ensure that production schedules and work quality standards are in line with customer expectations.
  • Work closely with materials team and suppliers to review supply needs and/or material problems (plastics, polymers, molding).  Recommend acquisition of new or replacement equipment and major tools to improve business performance.
  • Maintain and update assembly prints and procedures as required.  Receive and sign off on engineering change notices - ECNs.
  • Respond to customer complaints/input and act as a resource to Sales & Marketing Departments.
  • Manage cost reduction programs and establish policies and programs that foster communication, team building and motivate all employees.
  • Keep Director of Operations informed of unusual operating conditions.  Submit a variety of reports relating to manufacturing activities.  Prepare and submit operating budgets for approval. 
  • Comply with FDA, GMP, ISO and OSHA regulations.
  • Lead and Manage the cost improvement programs using Lean and Six Sigma Tools.
Required and Desired Skills for the Manufacturing Manager - Value Stream Manager:
  • BA/BS Engineering degree with a minimum of 4 years leadership experience in manufacturing environment (high volume, injection molding, compression molding experience preferred)
  • FDA / GMP Medical or Surgical Device Manufacturing highly preferred
  • Experience in engineering project management and/or supply chain forecasting, inventory and procurement experience.
  • A proven track record of cost reduction and work simplification using lean and six sigma tools
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Solid understanding of lean tools, lean certification desired
  • In-depth understanding of equipment, mechanics and application related to value streams
  • Thorough knowledge of MRP systems


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