Senior Production Manager in Ecublens

Angèle Atlan, Genf Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
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Ecublens, Waadt
Life Sciences
Angèle Atlan, Genf Professionals Health Care & Life Sciences
058 201 54 40
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Our client, an international company within medical device industry, is looking for a:

Senior Production Manager

Role purpose:

Provide overall Leadership to the Delivery System Manufacturing organisation, ensuring Patient Safety, Customer Service and Cost goals are achieved, and assuring the safety of the employees.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manages Technicians, Engineers and a Production Team through a team of direct reports. Drive them to daily success, achieving manufacturing objectives of volumes, services and costs with total commitment to product quality.
  • Determines appropriate staffing levels, schedules and resources. Establishes cross-functional team relationships. Oversees: the function and role of his/her group, technical skill sets, to other groups and/or divisions. Works cross-functionally in identifying and resolving technical issues.
  • Provides guidance and training to staff, assists subordinates in attaining career goals, motivates individuals to achieve results, and recruits and maintains a high quality staff.
  • Intuitively identifies technical risks and acts proactively to reduce negative impact on product and projects. Insures compliance in all of our practices and procedures.
  • Optimises the use of systems, technology and other planning systems to achieve customer service level and financial targets.
  • Develops, manages and monitors department budgets.
  • Partners with Production Planning, Quality, Finance and Human Resources, to optimise department performance. Champions effective employee relations and communication within the department.
  • Through activity prioritization and resource levelling, ensures adequate engineering resources are available to meet the business priorities as defined by the SQP and site budget.
  • Member of the site CAPA Review Board.
  • Drives Cost Reduction in relationship with other team members and use the Value Improvement Process (VIP) as the primary tool for Operations Cost reduction.
  • Development of necessary Manufacturing Process ensuring optimization of layout, process flow or overall process capability.
  • Development of Process’s which fully meet our Regulatory and Quality requirements working in close relationship with QA.
  • Make sure, based on a well-trained and staffed team that calibration and maintenance are always up to date.
  • Development and implementation of necessary maintenance and calibration procedures and protocols ensuring the process remains in control at all times.
  • Drives new processing technologies that are designed for manufacturability.
  • Strongly partners with Engineering department to ensure common vision and prioritization to achieve production goals and standard cost.


Your profile (Experience, Skills, Education):

  • Technical degree in a branch of Engineering or Science.
  • 7 to 10 years of hands-on experience in managing production activities in the medical devices industry.
  • Familiarity with operating in a best practice environment for employee safety will be an advantage.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and manage high performance teams.
  • Experience in establishing performance metrics, leading and motivating teams to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people at a plant level and influence up and across the organisation.
  • LEAN, Six Sigma or Continuous improvement experience an advantage.
  • Change management experience and project management skills which mean operating as a value-added business partner across functional lines and with other key stakeholders to drive change.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent in French and English.