Vice President of Operations

New Britain, CT 06052

Post Date: 05/30/2018 Job ID: 3054937 Industry: Operations Manager

Primary Activities
  • Provide leadership and develop strategies around company s activities
  • Work closely with all departmental teams (Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, HR, Finance, IT, and EH&S) to assure capacity is available for products and that new capacity/technology is sourced in support of growing demand for their new products/projects
  • Provide leadership and direction on new product development for the company and staff to assure that appropriate technology is available for product delivery and manufactured to meet all regulations
  • Demonstrate personal leadership while managing talent selection, development, training, succession planning, and performance management
  • Partner with team leaders in establishing systems that deliver competitive advantage, enable ongoing cost reduction, and concurrent business growth
  • Deliver strategic projects on aggressive timelines within budget and according to plan
  • Drive the Company s Mission, Values, and Priorities initiatives, as well as the performance coaching process, to ensure a consistent high-performance culture
  • Ensure organization is FDA audit ready
  • Help prepare company and teams for updates to ISO requirements as they are rolled out
  • Support the development of operations related CAPA plans for issues of non-compliance
  • Track, measure and report the status of program milestones
  • Collaboration on the development of SOPs, Work Practice Guidelines, and associated tools
  • Periodically review SOPs, WPGs and related tools for applicability and suggest appropriate modifications

  • Bachelor s degree in Business or Engineering is required
  • Advanced degree, MBA, or MS Engineering, is preferred
  • Experience with ISO 13485 and FDA compliance programs
  • 15+ years of experience in medical device manufacturing disciplines
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience working with cross-functional teams on complex projects
  • Experience in the development and production of specialized medical device products including developing and implementing new manufacturing processes
  • Ability to multi-task across a complex portfolio of products and processes
  • Experience in negotiating contracts with suppliers as well as ability to negotiate with regulators
  • Ability to problem solve and provide direction in complicated situations involving complex variables and incomplete information
  • Ensuring safe products, environment, and employees

Leadership Behaviors & Personal Competencies

  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates Effectively
  • Develops and delivers communications which convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Skilled influencer.

Ensures Accountability
  • Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments by following through, acting with a clear sense of ownership, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and failures.

Develops Talent
  • Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization s goals through coaching, feedback, exposure and stretch assignments.
  • Effectively develop successful leaders and high performing teams.

Drives Vision and Purpose
  • Paints a compelling picture of the vision and strategy which motivates others to action.

Strategic Thinking
  • Understands interdependencies, trends, issues, and opportunities.
  • Able to synthesize complex information and translate into mid to long-range goals and plans.

Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Credible, trustworthy, and empathetic leader.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Can-do attitude.
  • Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.

Agility and Flexibility
  • Handles multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Operates effectively, even when things are not specific, or the way forward is unclear.

  • Able to work in a variety of roles and settings, with a diverse group of people and functions.

Results Oriented
  • Able to prioritize and focus on the few critical objectives.
  • Design simple, flexible organizational structures, and systems that can align and adapt to evolving strategy.

Learning Orientation
  • Effectively adjusts to new, changing, and unpredictable situations.
  • Able to learn new things quickly and easily.
  • Solicits and responds to feedback and coaching.

High Ethical Standards and Integrity

Robert Studivan

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