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Operations Manager - Sutures in Ave Maria, FL ,  at Arthrex

Date Posted: 2/9/2019

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    Ave Maria, FL
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Job Description

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Operations Manager - Sutures
Arthrex Manufacturing Inc  
Ave Maria FL

Arthrex is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. This Operations Manager will oversee, manage and provide direction to the Sutures Manufacturing department that will effectively and profitably meet or exceed the internal and /or external client’s expectations by providing superior quality products and services.  This position requires an assertive problem solver who is a change agent and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.  This position also requires someone able develop teams to implement change in a rapidly growing organization. Excellent analytical and communication skills, experience in lean manufacturing, demonstrated experience in supervising exempt level team, and a Bachelors’ degree will be essential for this position. This position will be located in our manufacturing facility in Southwest Florida. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively manage daily production needs to ensure we are meeting the customer needs to minimize backorders.
  • Coordinates production activities with other functional groups such as Quality Control, Planning, and Sterilization.
  • Complete periodic capacity reviews to ensure manpower levels are right sized for future demand needs
  • Foster a environment and culture where we provide mentoring and coaching to develop our teams to meet the future requirements of a growing business
  • Hold all employees accountable to all Arthrex Policies and Practices.  Ensuring we effectively manage all aspects of employee performance management including periodic performance feedback, formal performance reviews and handles disciplinary actions.  
  • Enforce the Quality System requirements to ensure each and every part is produced in accordance to our work instruction, people are trained to the appropriate procedures and that GMP is always followed.  Champions an active approach to part control ensuring we have good segregation between jobs at all time and traceability around all part movement.
  • Provide support in the management and resolution of non-conformances generated by the process, ensuring we take adequate action to avoid reoccurrence.
  • Establish and maintain a culture of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing with emphasis on right first time operations
  • Develop strategies in partnership with Engineering and Quality groups to identify opportunities to improve Quality / Cost / Delivery of the devices to the customer, by improving the process, identifying capital plans that may bridge a current gap or reduce variation.
  • Accountable for managing, meeting, and reporting Key Performance Indicators (metrics) for production.
  • To ensure that production documentation (SOP’s, BOM’s etc.) are maintained up to date and provide an accurate description of the working operations.
  • Verify that work orders have been made in accordance with current SOP’s, and are periodically reviewed for accuracy
  • Set and agree operating budgets for the departments controlled.
  • Participate in the plant safety activities and to ensure that an active safety program is in place for the department.

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Business, Operations Management, Industrial Technology or other relevant field.
  • 5 years of production management experience required.
  • Experience in a high-volume medical device manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing and its implementation is required.
  • Experience with SAP or similar software preferred.
  • Well versed in all FDA, ISO, and OSHA compliance issues.
  • Background in medical device assembly or textile background
  • Preferably experienced managing a variety of operations including some textile manufacturing processes, along with clean room manufacturing & assembly operations of medical devices.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Excellent organizational, leadership/decision making, and communication skills.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, Viso, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • MES/ERP System (SAP)

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 

Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management.  Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  To bend frequently and lift 50-70 lbs on a regular basis.

Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.