Job Summary

  • The primary responsibility of this position involves coordinating all day to day activities that are required to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations with regard to achieving 100% on-time delivery by developing and motivating our caring associates, through effective communication, training/cross-training and optimizing resource utilization. This role is a professional leader that holds the team accountable to company goals, in a manner that fosters respect, communication, cooperation, and collaboration.  The Sr. Manufacturing Manager has ultimate responsibility for Associate Production Managers, Assembly Technicians, and Test Technicians and collaborates with all other departments to achieve goals.

Responsibilities

  • Foster a culture of compliance, promoting the Cogmedix moto “Cogmedix = Compliance“ in all aspects of manufacturing operations.
  • Ensure that safe manufacturing techniques and tools are being utilized. Ensure that associates have proper training to perform their roles safely while they adhere to outlined safety policies and procedures. Ensure timely resolution of any unsafe practices or conditions.
  • Implement and coach lean manufacturing strategies to continuously reduce costs, inventory, and lead-times while improving product quality and process efficiency.
  • Collaborating with Operations Team perform capacity planning to determine staffing levels required to meet production schedules across all customers.
  • Responsible for all aspects of assembly and test staffing, including hiring, training, and performance management.
  • Champion all cell 6S implementation, maintenance and associate participation.
  • Use analytical skills to assess department needs and develop short and long-term strategies for improvement.
  • Encourage associates to provide ideas for continuous improvement through the EOED (Every One, Every Day) program.
  • Utilize appropriate strategic and tactical planning and communication techniques to ensure all associates are clear on daily and weekly production goals and expectations.
  • Expand and develop the skills of the production department associates through cross training and other methodologies to increase their capabilities and value to Cogmedix and our customers.
  • Collaborating with the Quality team, ensure all direct reports associates have been trained properly and have appropriate training records on file.
  • Ensure all written Work Instructions are followed accurately and compliantly.
  • Utilize ERP for various material analyses, production planning activities, OTD, and work order execution..
  • Communicate directly and effectively with customers and suppliers as needed.
  • Collaborate with other colleagues on quotation activities, materials flow, MRB, supplier quality, process validations, corrective and preventive action, and other activities as needed.
  • Identify, report, and propose resolutions to any quality or compliance problems or discrepancies.
  • Identify those requirements which would affect quality and ensure the necessary guidelines are documented in procedures, work instructions, and training plans.
  • Maintain cGMP’s and compliance to the Cogmedix Quality System.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as directed.

Essential Requirements

  • Positive attitude, excellent communications skills, self-motivator, tenacious follow up, and superior organization skills.
  • Superior customer (internal and external) service attitude required.
  • College degree, preferably in an operations discipline. Applicable professional experience may be considered in lieu of certain educational requirements.
  • Five years’ experience in managing and leading manufacturing teams, ten years preferred.
  • Strong ability to manage, lead and inspire our caring associates required.
  • Operations management software (ERP/MRP/MES/WMS) experience required.
  • Manufacturing operations experience in a medical device environment desirable.
  • Working knowledge of cGMP, FDA QSR, ISO 13485, QOP’s, work rules and safety guidelines highly desirable.
  • Recognized as a leader who is decisive, has strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple functions to meet required deadlines and delight customers.
  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English.
  • Ability to read and understand detailed instructions, manufacturing procedures, and drawings.
  • Knowledge of assembly and test methods.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • A demonstrated commitment to company values.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs., and stand for prolonged periods of time.