Operations Manager
Jeffersonville, IN 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description
Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with our partners, customers and the world of science, we develop leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for 40 market segments. The Freudenberg Group employs some 50,000 people in 60 countries worldwide and generates sales of over 10 billion euros.

At Freudenberg Medical, we make products that save and improve the lives of people every day, all around the world. We are a global provider for medical device design and manufacturing with more than 2,000 employees. Innovation is at the core of our company, and we are proud of our industry-leading quality, lean manufacturing, and focus on innovation in products and processing technologies. Freudenberg Medical is an exciting place to work with lots of opportunity to learn, develop, and grow your career. Come join us and together we can make a difference in the future of healthcare. You support our team as Operations Manager
  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning staffing, work procedures and assignments, while considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates to adjust for changes in manufacturing conditions, including demand.
  • Responsible for metrics tracking and performance related to the manufacturing and operations of the cell or value stream.
  • Ensure that all setups are designed and ready for production and that all manufacturing processes are functioning and available for production according to the schedule.
  • Works with a sense of urgency that enables production schedules to be met while minimizing unnecessary costs related to downtime and labor and material variances; and without jeopardizing the health and safety of the general workforce and/or the quality and accuracy of production and without violating established work standards and ISO requirements.
  • Provides recognition to employees. Ensures training is provided for effective performance. Proactively addresses issues with employee with supportive documentation. Adheres to Company policies and procedures. Conducts timely performance reviews. Coordinates effective delegation of work assignments and training. Conducts shift meetings at a minimum of once per week
  • Assists in training manufacturing personnel in the operation of new and existing equipment and processes. Assists in resolving problems or concerns that arise during the manufacturing process.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area. Wears required Personal Protective Equipment. Performs duties in a safe manner and observes approved safety procedures. Communicates potential hazards immediately to supervisor.
  • Engages in providing a safe working environment for the employees by actively participating in and encouraging the employees to participate in the Safety, Ergonomics and Environmental (SEE). Committee, and other company sponsored safety programs.
  • Completes miscellaneous tasks as assigned in support of the larger organization and production goals
  • Participates in lean sigma and other Kaizen events to improve the methods of manufacturing, workflow, and quality of production. Drives Cell Maturity.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of manufacturing management experience or equivalent in regulated industry such as medical device and/or healthcare products manufacturing in an engineering and production/assembly environment
  • FDA Quality System Regulation, ISO 13485 and design control experience.
  • Successful experience leading and developing functional teams and organizational talent
  • Experience using SAP ERP software
  • Experience in a metric driven culture specific experience in LEAN principles with an ability to be White and Green Belt certified within 12 months of start date.
  • Strong team oriented professional with good interpersonal skills who is hands-on with a high energy approach to work.
  • Trustworthy, discrete and a high degree of personal integrity to maintain sensitive and confidential information
  • Accurate and attention to detail
  • Leadership ability and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of PC and programs, particularly Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written) both to senior management, customers and associates
  • Ability to travel as required (10%)
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA degree or the educational equivalent


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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