Production Manager (Cartoning & Kitting)

Location

Eurocentral / Stirling / Bathgate

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 Cartoning & Kitting within a production department on 365/24/7 Shifts and will have a number of Cartoning Team Leaders reporting into them.
Purpose of the role
Reporting to Operations Director you will be responsible for developing and growing the Strip Cartoning & Kitting team to ensure business targets are meet in terms of Quality, Delivery, Safety and Cost.
Key areas of responsibility:
Technical:
  • Lead production schedules, process improvements and quality activities
  • Ensure sufficient capacity (people, materials & equipment) is in place for the manufacturing area and resource planning activities are effectively managed to deliver operational requirements
  • Ensure all relevant SOP’s, work Instructions and related documentation are in place and fully  compliant
  • Regular reporting of material usage and stock levels to the Supply Chain team within LumiraDx
  • Maintain and improve the SSL Quality System whilst pro-actively supporting Compliance and GMP
  • Ensure process and material changes are validated
  • Implement process performance monitoring and reporting
  • Use a recognised/ best practice approaches to all problem solving and report progress in a structured way
  • Develop, monitor and then take action on relevant KPI’s (Lagging and Leading) to drive the operational performance of Cartoning & Kitting in line with business objectives.
  • Set and meet agreed production targets and undertake root case investigation of production problems and ensure continuous improvements are implemented.
  • Ensure equipment and process validation is achieved in a timely and compliant manner.
  • Ensure effective New Product Introductions into Cartoning & Kitting Operations.
 Compliance Management:
  • Establish and maintain activities and standards to ensure compliance with HS&E and ensure a safe working environment at all times
  • Ensure all operational aspects and documentation are fully compliant with QMS requirements.
  • Lead and set the standard by which others should follow with an audit ready everyday mentality.
  • Create an environment that acknowledges and pro-actively supports all compliance aspects
 Communication & Collaboration:
  • Regular collaboration and communication with other key areas of the business such as Supply Chain, Customer Services and  Q.A / Q.C to ensure Cartoning & Kitting operations are continuously aligned with overall business objectives and output delivery.
  • Collaboration with Engineering teams on tactical operational requirements and Continuous Improvement activities
  • Regular communications to cross-functional forums on Cartoning & Kitting operational performance
 People Management:
  • Understand business goals and set agree and deliver appropriate goals within team.
  • Able to recruit, train and develop large teams at pace including growing and developing effective team leaders
  • Act as a role model for colleagues and staff.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to team as required.
  • Able to motivate, inspire and persuade large teams over multiple shifts
 Budget Responsibility:
Achieve budget to meet objectives.
 
Non-Technical Skills:
To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Highly motivated individual that can demonstrate flexibility and a can-do attitude.
  • Ensures positive, productive and proactive relationships with a range of internal and external key stakeholders.
  • Self-driven, takes ownership and demonstrates high levels of personal accountability, and is motivated to complete the goals and objectives
  • Can listen and present effectively, providing progress updates and feedback on a regular basis
  • Ability to plan and organise work in accordance with the overall objectives and required timelines
  • Demonstrates the ability to solve problems under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity and is able to think strategically in times of pressure to drive toward the best solutions
  • Able to travel between company sites as needed (not expected to be frequent)

Required Experience

Essential Experience for this role will include:
  • Proven experience in relation to Lean Manufacturing with demonstrated ability to identify and implement Continuous Improvement activities and solutions
  • Green Belt Certified
  • 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 Non-Conformance and CAPA management
  • Ability to manage external suppliers/technical partners
Desirable Experience will include:
  • Experience of large scale automated production operations
  • IOSH or NBOSH qualification
  • Experience in training people on QMS
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.

 

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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.