Sr Manager, Advance Manufacturing

US, US, OH - West Carrollton

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 10%

Location: OH - West Carrollton

Ref#: 100350

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Job Description

Reporting to the VP, Manufacturing, this position will have the responsibility for implementing new product launches, driving best practices throughout the new product and insourcing processes, conceiving and deploying innovative manufacturing systems, and executing large-scale production start-ups.  Responsibilities include overseeing project managers, process engineers, quality engineers, validation engineers, CNC programmers, and tool designers. This includes developing proposals to drive operational excellence, supporting budgets and project plans, as well as building a talent base that can execute on the plans.

·        Collaborate with senior management in the development, planning, and execution of annual business plans, short and long term strategic plans, developing budgets, capital plans and performance goals and objectives for each department.

·        Develop and deploy manufacturing processes that set industry benchmarks for lead-time, small lot sizes, and cost.

·        Develop and deploy inspection and validation strategies that set industry benchmarks for process stability and reproducibility.

·        Build and propose business plans for large-scale initiatives.

·        Conceive, design, develop, and deploy manufacturing processes and operations that support the timely launch of new products.

·        Staff team to support aggressive improvement initiatives.

·        Use lean principles to deliver complete value stream look of projects with total expected and demonstrated lead time and all cycle times less than TAKT time.

·        Lead direct reports along with attracting and develop talent pertaining to strategic/tactical organizational needs.

·        Consistently assesses emerging trends in manufacturing, their impact on the operation, and develops mitigating or leapfrogginghttps://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png proposals

·        Provide leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training, and development.

·        Manage material requirements to increase inventory turns and reduce levels on hand.

·        Deploy processes that meet company, state, and federal standards for EH&S, Quality and Regulatory. 

·        Directly supervise multidisciplinary manufacturing engineering functions and project management.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. 



Basic Qualifications
  • Collaborate Across Workgroups.
  • Communicate Effectively.
  • Deliver High Quality Work.
  • Drive for Results.
  • Focus on the Customer.
  • Initiate Positive Change.
  • Business Judgement/Resourcefulness.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing or Engineering required.
  • Minimum of 10 – 12 years previous experience in technical positions.
  • Previous experience in managing multiple large-scale manufacturing projects including green and brown -field start-ups.
  • Expert at machining, finishing, molding, cleaning, coating, upgrade, and clean-room operations.
  • Deployed Lean, Six Sigma Problem solving, validation master plan, and statistical process control.
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Budget development and management responsibilities.
  • Project planning and execution responsibilities
  • Grasps emerging trends in manufacturing, their impact on the operation, and develop mitigating or leapfrogging proposals.
  • Identify best practices across facilities and deploy throughout manufacturing network.
  • Develop and present strategic initiatives.
  • Must understand, follow and comply with regulatory requirements as applicable to various processes relative to your position. An understanding of FDA Quality System Regulations and ISO 13485 Standards relative to your position will be required.


NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes. The Company's portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With over $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has an approximate 2,400 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals, and patients. For more information, please visit www.nuvasive.com. 
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