Production Manager

Location

Eurocentral / Alloa

Job Type

Company Overview

LumiraDx is a medical technology company developing, manufacturing and marketing smart connected diagnostics and diagnostic-led care solutions. Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs with a successful track record in building and scaling medical diagnostics and health IT businesses, the company has major operations in the UK and the USA, and is supported by a global sales network, LumiraDx is a high growth organization. We have recently launched the innovative LumiraDx Platform, and are looking for proactive, experienced, focused and enthusiastic individuals who can make a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of our dynamic and forward-looking company.

Role & Responsibilities

Scope of the role 
This role will lead Production Operations for Strip Production within a single site production department on 365/24/7 Shifts and will have shift Production Team Leaders reporting into them.
Purpose of the role 
Reporting to Operations Director you will be responsible for developing and growing the Strip Production team to ensure business targets are meet in terms of People Development, Quality, Delivery, Safety Cost
Key areas of Responsibility:
Technical 
  • Working with Operations Director create and deploy production strategy to drive continuous improvement in people, processes and procedures to drive tangible improvements in production performance.
  • Set production department objectives and key process indicators (KPIs) and set up and manage performance review process.
  • Manage teams to delivery daily goals in HS&E, Quality, Cost and Delivery
  • Ensure overall capacity (people, materials & equipment) is in place for production and proactively manage resource planning.
  • Use best practice approaches to continuous improvement and problem solving and ensure all solutions are robust.
  • Work with New Product Introduction teams to ensure effective design transfer into production.
Compliance Management
  • Lead and be a role model in setting the standard for HS&E and Quality compliance.
  • Take accountability to ensure the production area is compliant to all relevant HS&E regulations and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors.
  • Ensure the production area is always audit ready from a HS&E and Quality Management System perspective.
Communication & Collaboration
  • Ensure effective daily communications with the production team and at cross-functional daily production performance reviews.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with peers and internal and external stakeholders.
  • As part of a management team work collaboratively with peers to deliver results and drive continuous improvement in all that we do.
  • Use innovative best practice approaches to communications.
People Management 
  • Build organisational capability by hiring and retaining talent to meet business goals.
  • Champion the ongoing training, learning and development of all production staff.
  • Acting as a role model, develop a culture of empowerment, inclusion and engagement.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to team as required to support the delivery of goals.
  • Effectively manage staff performance reviews to ensure staff receive clear, concise and actionable feedback. 
Budget Responsibility (if applicable)
  • Achieve budget to meet objectives.
Non-Technical Skills 
To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Be a change agent and positive role model.
  • A self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others.
  • Focused and goal driven with a can-do attitude and passion for continuous improvement.
  • Be resilient and anticipate and overcomes obstacles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity and be able to think strategically in times of pressure to drive toward the best solutions.
  • Take ownership and demonstrate high levels of personal accountability and embraces personal challenge.
  • Be very self-aware.
  • Ensure positive, productive and proactive relationships with your team and a range of internal and external peers and stakeholders.
  • Able to create clear plans and organise work in accordance with the overall objectives and required timelines.
  • Able to travel between company sites as needed (not expected to be frequent)

Required Experience

  • Proven experience in relation to Lean Manufacturing and can demonstrate the ability to identify and implement Continuous Improvement activities and solutions
  • Proven operational leader in a fast pace complex manufacturing environment (ideally medical devices or life sciences)
  • Experience of leading in a 365/24/7 environment
  • Able to grow and develop high performing teams at pace
  • Able to analyse complex problems and be able use their significant experience to present solutions beyond existing options
  • Experience in using and improving Quality Management Systems
  • Experience in Non-Conformance and CAPA management
  • Ability to manage external suppliers/technical partners
Desirable Experience
  • Lean and/or Six-Sigma qualification
  • Experience of large scale automated production operations
  • IOSH or NBOSH qualification
  • Some experience in engineering or science disciplines
  • Experience in setting up training systems
At LumiraDx, diversity and inclusion are part of who we are. LumiraDx is committed to inclusion across race, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or identity. We celebrate uniqueness and believe diversity drives innovation. LumiraDx seeks to deliver high quality, affordable medical diagnostics and healthcare services accessible to everyone around the world, and we wish to reflect a global multi-cultural approach across our business
Please note, if you wish to submit an application for this role, please consider the following information
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you are an internal candidate, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, you may be subject to all or some of the LumiraDx standard pre-employment checks.
Criminal records data is processed as part of our recruitment and selection processes and, where necessary, in the course of employment, we verify that candidates are suitable for employment or continued employment to comply with legal and regulatory obligations to which the company is subject.
LumiraDx place a high level of importance on its responsibilities for information security and privacy and have put in place an information security management system to ensure that the company and its staff maintain the highest standards with respect to data protection and information security. All staff are responsible for information security and therefore must understand and comply with the Company information security policies, procedures and guidance.
LumiraDx is a medical technology company developing, manufacturing and marketing smart connected diagnostics and diagnostic-led care solutions.  Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs with a successful track record in building and scaling medical diagnostics and health IT businesses, the company has major operations in the UK and the USA, and is supported by a global sales network, LumiraDx is a high growth organization. 
We have recently launched the innovative LumiraDx Platform, and are looking for proactive, experienced, focused and enthusiastic individuals who can make a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of our dynamic and forward-looking company.  

 

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Thank you for your interest. If you're successful in your application, you may be subject to all or some of the LumiraDx standard pre-employment checks. This includes employment references; Criminal records data checks which are processed as part of our recruitment process for employment or continued employment to comply with legal and regulatory obligations to which the company is subject. LumiraDx place a high level of importance on its responsibilities for information security and privacy and have put in place an information security management system to ensure that the company and its staff maintain the highest standards with respect to data protection and information security.