Manufacturing Manager
Nordson MEDICAL Design and Development, Inc.

San Jose, California
$112,000.00 - $135,000.00 per year

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Collaboration drives Nordson's success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Nordson MEDICAL designs, engineers and manufactures complex devices and components with applications in wound healing, surgical and minimally invasive, fluid management, pulmonology and interventional and structural heart. Our pioneering Advanced Polymers team was the first to manufacture and supply medical balloons to the medical device industry. Nordson MEDICAL works with doctors, start-ups and large medical companies around the world at any point in the product lifecycle, from concept to launch and beyond.

  • Manages the overall activities of manufacturing on all production lines and warehouse activities.
  • Develop and communicate production goals in alignment with the organization's higher strategic goal to achieve KPI metrics. Lead tier metric meetings as assigned to ensure alignment and cross-functional support is in place to achieve timely response to issues that may impact the organization from meeting its goals.
  • Assures that manufacturing operations are conducted in a manner that is in compliance with GMP, GDP, and manufactures quality conforming products according to manufacturing procedures, routers, drawings and customer specifications.
  • Assures that all manufacturing orders are completed and available to ship on schedule as communicated by the Production Planners in Supply Chain. They are responsible for identifying and communicating any constraints or delays that may cause an order to be completed late to the Operations Manager and Production Planner prior to its due date. The Manufacturing Manager will also identify any continuing constraints or problematic areas and will lead the work to address these working with Manufacturing Engineering as needed.
  • The Manufacturing Manager is expected to understand the capacity of their assigned manufacturing areas such that they can provide feedback to Supply Chain to optimize the production plans. Additionally, they will make recommendations to the Operations Manager to adjust staffing or address other constraints to address fluctuations in production demand to assure adequate capacity is available but at optimal productivity levels. They may perform capacity analysis on various proposals as requested.
  • Primary person in working with all manufacturing leads in the department to ensure that all required data entry work is done in a consistent and accurate manner in the ERP system or other databases for their assigned manufacturing area and shift in order to minimize variances attributed to date entry errors. May be asked to compile additional information for metrics as requested or create and improve metrics as needed to better meet the goals of the organization.
  • The Manufacturing Manger is to regularly communicate with manufacturing personnel regarding quality concerns, HR issues, review performance metrics, provide coaching to the team where technical or technique gaps are identified, and communicate any other issues that may be requested by Management.
  • Demonstrates strong talent management ability focusing on hiring, training, coaching, directing, and developing employees while increasing engagement.
  • Facilitates P&L support by collaborating with direct reports and Director of Operations on budget planning, capital expenditures, cost analysis opportunities, and manufacturing productivity for assigned customer product lines.
  • Creates a culture of continuous improvement by meeting with the team regularly to reflect on concerns and challenges to action plan solutions.
  • Utilizes the Nordson Business System to plan, facilitate, and/or lead continuous improvement projects resulting in through-put improvements, shorter lead times, cost reductions, supply chain effectivity, and productivity gains across all customer product lines.
  • Provides leadership of the facilities and maintenance department and personnel to complete all preventative maintenance tasks on time and assure all manufacturing tooling, equipment and machinery is available and in working condition, thereby minimize downtime for failures or unscheduled maintenance in production.
  • Schedules and coordinates necessary software, equipment, and tooling maintenance to ensure all production equipment is well maintained, available for manufacturing operations, and consistently producing quality parts.
  • Works with outside vendors and/or landlord as needed to address facility-related issues and to coordinate facility related activities such as janitorial services. Ensures that the facility is maintained in good working order.
  • Responsible to ensure that all active production personnel are up to date on training and certifications for the operations and areas they are assigned to work at, and to ensure group training is conducted as needed.
  • Conducts and documents root cause analysis investigations pertaining to production issues and develops and implements corrective actions that relate to non-conformances that are associated with NCs or CAPAs.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by implementing, maintaining and aligning company EHS policies and procedures. Takes the lead to address ergonomic or other potential EHS issues that are identified.
  • Leads the site's safety committee and is responsible for maintaining EHS boards and reporting out on EHS metrics and issues.
  • Promotes owner mindset and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardized work processes are established, followed, countermeasures are implemented, and compliance with safety requirements are met.
  • Instills and maintains a positive can-do team atmosphere through effective what and why leadership practices.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Engineering, Business or related field required
  • Minimum of 7 years manufacturing experience, medical device experience preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing leadership experience
  • Experience operating in FDA, QSR, ISO13485 and ISO14971 regulated environment strongly preferred.

Skills and Abilities
  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams in a matrixed organizational structure.
  • Proven leadership skills including team building, collaborating, accountability, strategic and innovative thinking.
  • Results oriented, approach focused on developing, coaching, and building high performance teams.
  • Ability to manage at all levels, communicate a clear and compelling vision and influence others to support timely achievement of initiatives and goals.
  • High level of passion and enthusiasm to lead customer centric service manufacturing team.
  • Strong written and verbal two-way communication skills.
  • Forward thinking - identifies and anticipates issues and brings others along to proactively address.
  • Demonstrates professionalism, builds trust, and ensures Nordson meets its commitments.
  • Ability to work in office setting, clean room, and production environment.

Salary range for this position is: $112,000 to $135,000.

The base salary pay range for this job level is a general guideline and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including but not limited to internal equity, business considerations, and local market conditions, as well as candidate qualifications, such as education, experience, and skills.
Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.Third party recruiters and agencies should not contact employees of Nordson or its subsidiaries directly. Any resumes sent to a hiring manager or submitted to Nordson employees are considered unsolicited and property of Nordson. Nordson will not pay a placement fee unless the agency or recruiter has a signed contract with Nordson's Human Resources department in advance of submitting a candidate for consideration. Verbal and written approvals will not be considered a valid contract for service.

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