Director of Manufacturing


San Francisco

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Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics


USD200000.00 - USD250000 per annum

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Dean Bagnall

Job Purpose:
Responsible and accountable for motivating staff and broader organization to meet quality, cost, lead-time, productivity, inventory, and delivery requirements.  Work in close collaboration and partner with Quality, R&D, Regulatory, HR, and Finance organizations to optimize overall operational efficiency and effectiveness and to develop, modify, and execute company policies that affect local and global manufacturing operations. Ensuring lean sigma and operational excellence initiatives are implemented throughout the operation and delivers process and manufacturing excellence by encouraging process and design innovation, supply chain leverage, and cost effectiveness during development and manufacturing. 

  • Ensure compliance with applicable policies, local, federal, and international rules and regulations by establishing practices procedures and self-auditing mechanisms.
  • Provide operations direction for cross-functional teams, champion improvements in quality, productivity, service, and cost, and drive towards high performance. 
  • Partner with R&D to ensure readiness and successful integration of new products into the site. Ensure requirements are clearly communicated early in the product lifecycle, and that the plant is doing all possible to establish manufacturability and process capability prior to launch. 
  • Review and approve procedures and support documentation in order to support manufacturing and/or project activities.
  • Establish formal and informal feedback mechanisms and frequently monitor execution to ensure compliance with plant requirements and expectations.
  • Spend majority of time on the production floor and with our production employees, listening to concerns and opportunities, driving high engagement and employee involvement in pursuit of continuous improvement across all areas.
  • Champions efforts to improve the impact of our operations and ensures timely and aggressive investigation and corrective/preventive actions for any reported injuries or near misses.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment free of any harassment, discrimination, and highest ethical/quality standards. 
  • 10+ years of progressive operations/engineering leadership experience
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements
  • Strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Design for Manufacturing required. 
  • Knowledge and experience in automation, process improvement, lean and simplification, as well as in technology transfers is required.
  • Exposure to ERP systems and have understanding of MRP operational philosophy.


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