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Manufacturing / Operations Manager

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands Industry: Qualified
Salary: Up to £80000 per annum Contact: Sarah Lane
Posted: 18 days ago Contact Email: slane@meridianbs.co.uk

The Company:

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for leading the end-to-end manufacture of an innovative and life changing medical device. You will manage the production planning and assembly of all products within this highly regulated environment, whilst also overseeing the supply chain. The role sits on the Senior Leadership Team with 3 direct reports you will be leading an overall manufacturing team of 18

Job Responsibilities:

Managing of all areas of manufacturing to ensure products are manufactured on time, within quality standards and budget objectives

Develop, establish and maintain an effective manufacturing plan and strategy, including establishing procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to Company, regulatory and customer quality standards

Manage manufacturing scale up and formulate manufacturing policies and processes that guide the Company in continuously improving its competitive position and the profitability of operations

Manage implementation of new production processes

Ensure optimum employee levels with least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet agreed budget

Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data

Initiate and coordinate major projects (e.g., new manufacturing plants, manufacturing layout changes, installation of equipment, major repairs, acquisition integration etc.)

Supply chain execution - regional demand management, inventory & logistics to ensure supply chain efficiency; sub supplier development and production sourcing

Preferred Skills:

The ideal candidate should have:

10 years + progressive manufacturing and supply chain management experience in the medical devices sector, preferably in a Lean environment

BS/ MSc in mechanical/ biomedical engineering or equivalent

Manufacturing scale up and process development experience Knowledge of Risk Management, ISO 13485 and applicable Quality System Standards

Proven experience in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships including sub supplier development

Skilled in leading and mentoring staff through influence rather than position power to achieve significant results

Personal Attributes: Have strong professional ethics and integrity, sound judgement and the ability to take decisive action

Solution focused with a high level of self-motivation, drive and tenacity

Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Dutch language is not required

Willingness to travel up to 25%

Associated Benefits:

25 days holiday per yea

Disability insurance

Company Pension

A Relocation Package maybe offered

Working Hours:

40 hour week Monday to Friday

To apply, or to find out more information, please click on one of the "apply" buttons Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond immediately to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

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