Plant Manager

Date: Nov 16, 2020

Location: Chelmsford, MA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 3047


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

As a key leader within the US Manufacturing region, this role will focus on leading, the Chelmsford, MA manufacturing site to serve as the supplier of choice for the Interventional business unit. Utilize enterprise excellence principles and processes to drive continuous improvement in site capability. Develop the team to consistently perform to the operating plan while delivering results in all key performance indicators including People, Quality, Service and Value. Ensures product quality and compliance with applicable federal regulations. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure team is capable of meeting and exceeding performance requirements.

Principal Responsibilities

•    People - Proactively manages performance and team dynamics to ensure that a fair, professional and high-performance environment, aligned with company values is maintained. Develops individual and organizational capabilities to build bench strength while delivering results now and into the future.
•    Quality - Demonstrates leadership initiative and critical thinking to analyze challenges develop solutions and institutionalize SOP compliance and practices to deliver the highest quality products and results.
•    Service - Demonstrates leadership, business acumen and strong execution to ensure effective management of the AOP while delivering cost effective performance and continuous improvement.
•    Value - Demonstrates initiative and critical thinking to analyze cost issues develop solutions and lead the team to deliver improving results. Serves as a leader to leverage and institutionalize CI thought processes, and utilization of lean tools. 
•    Culture and Values – Exemplifies Teleflex values and ensures a fair, open and productive climate that is engaging, ethical and legally compliant.  Leads team to work effectively across boundaries in a complex matrix environment.
•    Develop and monitor operating plans and budgets to ensure operations meet financial and PQSV goals and manufacturing schedules, inventory to support sales targets.
•    Develop continuous Improvement culture that drives improved quality, lower costs, and overall efficiency consistent with PQSV goals. (People, Quality, Service, Value)
•    Direct those activities that provide assurance that safety, health, and environment rules and regulations are met or exceeded.
•    Establish facility policies consistent with corporate strategy and policies, ensure continuous alignment and application across the site.
•    Develop and Implement Lean: and Six Sigma tools and processes to Improve cycle time, manufacturing methods, layouts, equipment, and techniques can execute to business unit plan.
•    Oversee activities involved with the development of IABP and IAB products and product improvements. Interact with senior management and engineering personnel to set priorities s and determine objectives consistent with commercial goals.
•    Provide Leadership Investigation on product complaints to determine cause and initiate corrective action as appropriate.
•    Provide Input on feasibility of, design and manufacturability of new product proposals.
•    Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations Issued by FDA, OSHA, EPA, and federal, state and local regulations.
•    Adhere to and ensure compliance with all company policies, rules, procedures, and housekeeping / GMP/ FDA standards.

Key Relationships / Interfaces:
•    Site, Regional and Global Supply Chain teams 
•    Business Units Leadership across Teleflex.
•    Internal and external customers. 

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Minimum of 10 years overall business experience and 10+ years leadership and management experience. 
•    Primary degree in Business, Engineering or Science, MBA is desirable.
•    Experience in Medical Device Manufacturing is strongly desirable 
•    Extensive Lean Manufacturing skills and experience as demonstrated by building systems of sustained excellence and high performance. Certification in Lean and/or Six Sigma Black Belt desired. 
•    Proven Leadership in Lean Manufacturing transformations 
•    Extensive experience in a matrix management organization and leading virtual teams is a must.
•    Demonstrated leadership, training delivery, and deployment of Lean at multiple levels of an organization.
•    Pro-active problem-solving skills with a proven ability to simplify complex problem into solvable tasks. 
•    People management knowledge and experience, and strong cross-functional business acumen required. 
•    Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and influence people and teams at all levels. 
•    Knowledge of ISO 13485 / FDA / GMP regulations.
•    Must be fluent in English.
•    Demonstrated record of continuous training or certification in Lean or Six Sigma methodologies as an active member / leader in organizations such as AME (Association of Manufacturing Excellence) APICS, SME, SQE, Shingo, and Industry Week

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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