Supply Chain Manufacturing

Plant Manager - Ethicon - Germany (m/f/d)

  • 標題 Plant Manager - Ethicon - Germany (m/f/d)
  • 功能 Supply Chain Manufacturing
  • 子功能 Plant Management
  • 類別 Senior Director, Plant Management (PL10)
  • 位置 Norderstedt, Schleswig Holstein, Germany
  • 刊登日期
  • 參考 2406185035W


Johnson & Johnson is currently seeking a Plant Manager (m/f/d) to join our Ethicon business located in Norderstedt, Germany.

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/. 

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson MedTech Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com.

The Plant Manager directs activities of this medical device manufacturing plant to include oversight of production, engineering, maintenance, labor relations, process excellence and regulatory compliance.  Partners with and drives supporting functions to include quality assurance, human resources, finance, planning, as well as safety and environmental to ensure execution, compliance, and proper reporting. Aligns all operations departments to achieve business goals; directly contributes to the development of business and/or functional strategies.


Under general direction and in accordance with all applicable central, state and local laws/regulations and Corporate Johnson & Johnson, procedures and guidelines, this position has the following accountability:


Participate in formulating and executing operations-wide strategies and objectives. Takes the lead in developing plant manufacturing strategies and objectives.

Drive strategic projects to optimize supply chain and product and process quality and to reduce costs and move the organization to a world-class benchmark.


Develop, monitor and effectively utilize dashboards, control charts and operational indicators and take action to correct those situations which are not in line with established controls or targets.

Effectively manage and resource human, material, and capital resources to meet customer service, quality, financial, H,S&E and product and process improvement targets .


Work 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.

Develop and sustain 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.


Ensure the Quality System is regularly audited/reviewed and that appropriate preventive and corrective actions are identified and executed to improve quality results

Maintains familiarity with applicable quality system regulations & standards for the medical products manufactured at the site and factors these requirements into business decisions and recommendations.

Complies with all applicable quality management system, environmental, safety and occupational health policies. (for example, ISO 13485, ISO14001 & OSHAS18001).


Develop and successfully monitor the plant to meet or exceed the agreed business plan.

Drive identification and successfully implement cost improvement projects (CIP’s).

Fulfill all business plan financial, cash flow, and other obligations.


Personally use Six Sigma and Lean tools effectively and create a culture that ensures all levels of management are effectively using these tools along with credible and simple metrics to significantly improve business results.

Recommend and implement employee development programs to raise the associate’s capabilities. Develop solid succession plans that have “ready now” associates for all direct reports and other key positions.

Create a compelling work environment in which every associate is valued and recognized for their contribution to our success.

Build and continue to develop a strong, solid, cohesive extended operations leadership team. Aligned, inclusive and confident in openly challenging the leader and each other.


Effectively manage 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 base.

Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level.

For those who supervise or manage a staff, responsible for ensuring that subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition, if applicable.

Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures.

Additional Responsibilities

Taking on the position is linked to the appointment as Managing Director of Medical GmbH in accordance with Section 35 GmbH. This assumes a change to a Managing Director employment relationship.

Member of Medical GmbH Board.



The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Associate is required to wear gowning as per established Quality Procedures.


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Engineering or a technical discipline. 

Minimum 15 years of previous experience in Operations to include at least 3 years of direct, hands-on production management.

Experience of handling Production and leading a team of minimum 200 Wage Associates in a Unionized environment is mandatory.

Experience of handling at least one cycle of Wage Negotiation in a Unionized environment is preferred.

Experience in engineering, logistics and/or other related operations functions is preferred.

Experience in using J&J cost accounting methods, variance reporting and budgeting -  Balance sheet, cash flow, and investment analysis skills (cost/benefit) is required.

Experience in medical device manufacturing with knowledge of ISO and FDA requirements is preferred.

Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification or equivalent is preferred.  If not certified, at a minimum, must have proven, first-hand experience in effectively utilizing control charts.

Practical, first-hand experience in successfully applying Lean tools such as JIT, 5S, Kaizen, and Value Stream Mapping to create value improvement gains is required.

This position will require up to 10% travel.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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