Director - Manufacturing Operations

Location: Bothell, WA (98082)
Company: Bausch+Lomb
Industry: Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: Today

Director of Manufacturing Operations

This position is responsible for overall leadership and direction of the Solta manufacturing group, including all aspects of the organizations manufacturing, operations engineering, facilities, and planning functions. This responsibility includes the oversight of manufacturing processes, assembly workflows and methods, the manufacturing work force, the layout of equipment, and overall facility planning and maintenance. This individual is responsible for ensuring that processes and facilities are compliant with ISO and FDA GMP requirements, and all applicable Environmental Health Safety & Sustainability policies and regulations. The role works with management teams to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement and best practices through implementation and execution of enterprise excellence programs.

Reports To: Solta Head of Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Note: The following are meant to be representative but not necessarily all inclusive of the duties and responsibilities for this position title.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction as well as tactical management and staffing for the Operations functions
  • Ensures a safe work environment
  • Generates and executes a supply plan that aligns with global demand for all Solta products
  • Effectively identifies and mitigates risk of supply to ensure robust and reliable continuity of supply
  • Develops 3 - 5 year strategic plan for Solta manufacturing
  • Oversees a world class production operation through lean implementation
  • Promotes continuous improvement and best practices in the operation through implementation and execution of enterprise excellence programs
  • Drives operational efficiency through the key elements of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, and Behavior
  • Responsible for the development of cross functional teams to:
  • Develop, coach, and retain a high-performance team. Provide drive, vision, leadership, guidance, and support
  • Define and implement scalable direct and indirect production team
  • Oversee the manufacturing team. Including: hiring, retention, goals and objectives, performance reviews, and development plans
  • The position is optimally served by an engaging leadership style by fostering a high degree of teamwork and collaboration with Manufacturing, the local site functional organizations, and site leadership
  • Works within and provides resources to support cross-functional development teams for the definition, design, and implementation of new products
  • Works with the team to analyze data and report KPI (safety, quality, delivery, productivity, behavior). Measures performance and cultivates a culture of continuous improvement
  • Works closely with the broader organization and site as necessary to achieve desired results and outcomes
  • This position is a role model in behavior and action on compliance and safety. A leader that displays personal accountability beyond his/her own department. Actively engages with Commercial, Regulatory, Quality, Research and Development and other team members as required to establish and maintain compliance to applicable regulations
  • Works in close collaboration with all disciplines within the Manufacturing organization to ensure process controls and process execution are in place to meet stringent quality requirements
  • Ensures compliance to processes and documentation to support the operation's group functions in support of the Solta Quality Management System
  • Preserves ERP master data and transactional integrity
  • Collaborates to drive regional and global monthly S&OP meetings
  • Engages and drives strategic budget and financial forecast cycle for manufacturing activities based on input from commercial, finance and other stakeholders to manage the current condition into the yearly budget cycle
  • Establish, manage, and meet budget targets on all manufacturing related costs. Verify and approve costs associated with operations and address variances. Drive total product cost optimization
  • Oversee MOB process including but not limited to project intake, prioritization, resourcing, deployment, execution, and status reporting

Experience, Education, Training, Traits:

  • Minimum of a BS degree in Engineering, Science, or related technical field with a minimum of 15 years of experience
  • A non-technical degree may be considered if coupled with extensive technical experience in an engineering discipline
  • Progressive leadership experience in manufacturing/production, operations, or related area
  • Previous experience leading high performance, multidiscipline teams in a complex, success-oriented manufacturing operation
  • Previous experience and ability leading and managing a diverse team
  • Lead experience in product development, working across multiple technical and non-technical disciplines with a focus on the customer, producibility, and taking the product to market. Well versed in process validation (IQ, OQ, PQ)
  • Working knowledge of financial accounting including principles of cost accounting, budgeting, and establishing financial feasibility
  • Working knowledge of industry and management lean concepts focused on enterprise excellence (continuous improvement, Six Sigma, 5S, MDI, etc.)
  • Experience working in a regulated medical device environment. FDA Quality System Regulation (QSR), ISO 13485 and Medical Device Regulations (MDR)
  • Demonstrated understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)

Desired skills:

  • Demonstrated understanding of product lifecycle management
  • A hands-on, action-oriented self-starter with strong sense of urgency; responsive to others; meets service expectations of others
  • Embraces continuous improvement, possesses strong problem-solving skills
  • Results driven self-starter; highly organized with strong sense of initiative and the ability to follow through and execute agreed upon plans
  • Emotionally intelligent and ethical; controls emotions appropriately; is respectful of others; keeps confidences
  • Establishes personal credibility: does what he/she commits to; is reliable and customer focused
  • Creates and encourages strong, positive, lasting relationships
  • Leads by example; does what it takes to get a job done; enthusiastic and positive
  • Effective communicator - both oral and written; is clear, complete, and consistent. Listens effectively.
  • Innovative; shares best practices and offers suggestions on ways to improve.

Language and Verbal Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering specifications, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, specifications, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to clearly and concisely convey project accomplishments, obstacles, issues, and status to project team members.

Math Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to use MS Excel to perform calculations and interpret project results/data.

Reading Skills

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to read regulatory, technical and clinical literature and documents and extract important concepts.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to perform lifting tasks of up to 30 pounds for short durations. Duties of this job may involve standing and/or walking for extended periods of time. Duties also involve daily keyboard data entry. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment

Most work will be performed in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


Solta Medical is committed to the health and safety of our employees. We expect that all employees will perform their responsibilities while maintaining a safe, cooperative, and productive work environment, thus ensuring the health and safety of themselves and others.

Web Reference : AJF/358527981-202
Posted Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2022

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