The principal duties and responsibilities for this role include
Participates in formulating and executing
operations-wide strategies and objectives. Takes the lead in developing
plant manufacturing strategies and objectives.
Drives strategic projects to optimize supply
chain and product and process quality and to reduce costs and move the
organization to a world-class benchmark.
Develops, monitors and effectively utilizes
dashboards, control charts and operational indicators and takes action
to correct those situations which are not in line with established
controls or targets.
Effectively manages and resource human,
material, and capital resources to meet quality, customer service,
financial, EH&S, and product and process improvement targets.
Works diligently to significantly reduce all
forms of critical defects and as part of a wider integrated product
recall prevention plan strive to completely eliminate “field-issues” on
a permanent basis.
Develops and sustains a culture of waste
reduction and, in conjunction with the above and first pass rolled
throughput yield remediation, effect an ongoing and sustained
improvement in product and process quality.
Serves as Management with Executive
Responsibility for the plant concerning the laid down statutory &
Ensures the Quality System is regularly
audited/ reviewed and that appropriate preventive and corrective actions
are identified and executed to improve quality results.
Ensures fulfillment of all safety,
industrial hygiene, environmental and labor regulatory requirements.
Effectively manages the Engineering
function to simplify routings, significantly improve process capability,
reliability and consistency to develop global production processes and
equipment designs and to significantly reduce the product standard cost
Develops and successfully monitor the plant
to meet or exceed the agreed business plan.
Drives identification and successfully
implement cost improvement projects (CIP’s).
Fulfils all business plan financial, cash
flow, and other obligations.
Personally uses Six Sigma and Lean tools
effectively and creates a culture that ensures all levels of management
are effectively using these tools along with credible and simple metrics
to significantly improve business results.
Recommends and implement employee
development programs to raise the associate’s capabilities. Develops
solid succession plans that have “ready now” associates for all direct
reports and other key positions.
Creates a compelling work environment in
which every associate is valued and recognized for their contribution to
Builds and continues to develop a strong,
solid, cohesive extended operations leadership team. Aligned, inclusive
and confident in openly challenging the leader and each other.
Success Factors :
Strong leadership qualities
Proven record in general management
Background from within the Healthcare Industry (minimum 10 years)
Evidence of Healthcare Compliance/regulatory requirement and
quality systems audits by major Regulatory Bodies
Prefer Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification or
equivalent. If not certified, at a
minimum, must have proven, first-hand experience in effectively utilizing
control charts Requires practical, first-hand experience in successfully
applying Lean tools such as Kaizen and Value Stream Mapping to create
value improvement gains
Work with individual site managers to develop consistent, reliable
practices to deliver high quality, productive, safe workplace
Provide change management leadership to implement MD MAKE
strategies and initiatives at the site
Establish a high performance and continuous improvement culture
driven by key performance metrics, benchmarking and sharing of best
Work collaboratively with Cluster / Site /
Campus Leaders to ensure alignment and connectivity between and across
Experience and Key Competencies
Around 15 to 20 years experience in a
Fully acquainted with local FDA, GMP,
EH&S and other statutory & regulatory standards
Project Management skills
Must have leadership capabilities including
talent development and performance management.
Customer Relationship Management
Supplier Relationship Management
Site Governance/Operations skills are
Must have excellent communication
skills (written, oral and verbal) with senior leadership.
Candidate must have strong
financial/budget management skills and be adept in working in a
The ability to focus strategically while
maintaining a tactical/operational focus is required.
Must have the ability to lead a team of
professionals with diverse skills and competencies spanning business and
The ability to adapt emerging best
practices and industry innovations and ability to lead diverse teams
through change and organizational transformation is a must
/ Personal Attributes
Live Our Credo –
Demonstrate and inspire the behaviours that reinforce our Credo.
Connect - Develop
deep insights into the needs of our patients, customers, markets and
Shape - Drive
innovation, anticipate industry and market changes to advance health
Lead - Create an
environment where leadership and talent development is a top priority.
Deliver - Deliver
results by inspiring and mobilizing people and teams.