Werfen, founded in 1966, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of specialized diagnostic instruments, related reagents, automation workcells, and data management solutions for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The Company’s business lines include Hemostasis, Acute Care, and Autoimmunity diagnostics, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturing. Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality. We’re passionate about providing healthcare professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to improve hospital efficiency and enhance patient care.
Our North American Commercial Operations, as well as our Headquarters and Technology Center for Hemostasis and Acute Care Diagnostics, are based in Bedford, MA. Our Headquarters and Technology Center for Autoimmunity Diagnostics is based in San Diego, CA. Additionally, our Technology Center for Hemostasis and Blood Gas Reagents is in Orangeburg, NY, and our Technology Center for Whole Blood Hemostasis is in San Diego, CA.
Manages a major IL Manufacturing operation. Organizes the workday for multiple Assemblers, Testers, and Technicians to achieve production goals set by IL Sales & Operations Planning. Provides floor leadership for continuous improvement efforts focused on process improvement and optimization, and improved financial performance of the factory. Coordinates with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering, R&D and Process Engineering for the Design Transfer of new products into production, and validations for manufacturing equipment, fixtures, processes and procedures.
Provides leadership in support of all business objectives for Finished Goods fulfillment, Quality, and Cost.
Manages subordinate supervisors and Group Leaders.
Hire and develop staff to remain compliant with all applicable industry regulatory standards. Conducts performance appraisals and coaching for team members and makes recommendations about salary actions, reclassifications, transfer or termination.
Able to resolve conflict between personnel and departments through the application of listening skills, facilitation skills and negotiating skills. Able to remove oneself from the problem. Fosters a collaborative, professional climate that will maximize the contributions of all project team members.
Coordinates with the Materials and Warehouse departments to assure smooth continuation of production through final packaging for shipment.
Ensures compliance with all Company safety, health, GMP, and ISO 13485 standards.
Provides oversight for accurate labor records.
Ensures Work Orders and SAP transactions are executed properly.
Responsible for Continuous Improvement of production factory capabilities by reducing and eliminating Non-Value Add operations through LEAN and Green Belt projects.
Responsible for identifying and organizing cross-functional efforts in the resolution of product and production process issues.
Mnages the NCR process within the factory to accurately account for material rejects.
Assures procedures used on the production floor are complaint to the work performed
rovides direct hands-on work toward the accomplishment of department goals when necessary.
Budget managed (if applicable)
Internal Networking/Key relationships
To be determined based on department needs
Skills & Capabilities:
The ideal candidate for this position will exhibit the following skills and capabilities:
Possess advanced management, budgeting, employee relations and administrative skills
Conflict management, process management, self-knowledge
Capable of translating S&OP demand planning into day-to-day production output
Werfen People Manager Competencies: (applicable if in a People Manager Position)
The following competencies form part of the competency model for People Manager at Werfen and form part of our mindset around People Management and Leadership. We expect all People Managers of Werfen not only to demonstrate, but also to constantly continue to develop, the following competencies:
Building Talent: Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ knowledge, skills, and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job responsibilities more effectively.
Customer Focus: Ensuring that the internal or external customer’s perspective is a driving force behind strategic priorities, business decisions, organizational processes, and individual activities, crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs promoting and operationalizing customer service as a value.
Decision Making: Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.
Driving for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.
Driving Innovation: Creating an environment (culture) that inspires people to generate novel solutions with measurable value for existing and potential customers (internal or external) encouraging experimentation with new ways to solve work problems and seize opportunities that result in unique and differentiated solutions.
Emotional Intelligence Essentials: Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results.
Minimum Knowledge & Experience required for the position:
BS degree or a certificate in a related field or equivalent
Minimum 10 years of operations experience, including minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.
Werfen appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V
We operate directly in over 30 countries, and in more than 100 territories through distributors. Annual revenue is approximately $2 billion and more than 5,000 employees around the world comprise our Werfen team.