Director of Operations-Medical Device- Piscataway, NJ

Piscataway Permanent USD180,000 - USD215,000
  • Medical device manufacturing / Plastics injection molding experience?
  • Do you have turnaround experience within manufacturing?

About Our Client

The client is a global design and manufacturing service provider for the medical device industry, specializing in surgical technologies, orthopedics, cardiac & interventional, bioelectronics, drug delivery, and diagnostics & patient care.

Job Description

The Director of Operations will have accountability for the profit and loss of the location and will provide support for generating new business in addition to manufacturing existing products. He/she will lead safety, environmental compliance, quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness manufacturing engineering, NPI quick turns, product introductions, automation, and continuous improvement performance of the facilities that they manage and will be responsible for the development of facility leadership team. In addition they will work in close partnership with the site HR Leader to ensure a high engagement and performance culture ensuring the required.


  • Responsible for the overall Profit and Loss, and accountable for achieving EBITDA growth targets and maximum return on invested capital. Create a long-term vision for the site, and strive to achieve that vision in the medium to longer term.
  • Lead and coordinate Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, Facilities, Continuous Improvement, HR, Planning, and New Product Introduction functions to continuously improve year over year Quality performance metrics. This will be done in coordination with the Quality function by having dotted line responsibility for the Quality personnel.
  • Lead the Continuous Improvement culture and training for the location including methods & tools, behaviors, and problem solving consistent with the LEAN principles established by the client. Create and lead a culture of continuous improvement, installing and successfully executing advanced visual, flow manufacturing systems, structured problem solving, world class maintenance systems, standard work, roll out of behavioral standards, et. This includes actively seeking best practice across all sites.
  • Create strategies for all operational functions including supply chain, manufacturing engineering, NPI, CI, automation, and HR, to deliver world class products and services now and into a growingly competitive future and ensure continuous performance of the site.
  • Lead the New Product Introduction function for the site including business, technical, and business process oversight. This critical role requires coordination of business risk, technical uncertainty, and customer communication in partnership with the sale team in a way what minimizes time to profit and minimizes disruption to the existing business.
  • Develop annual financial plans with the site Controller to support continuous growth and cost improvements. Provide Monthly Operational performance summaries inclusive of a 4 month rolling financial forecast to achieve EBITDA performance to changing revenues and product mix. This includes developing justifications and plans for investments in training, staffing, and capital equipment.
  • Support Customer Solutions activities within the facility including quoting and customer service.
  • Recommends and executes personnel actions including hiring, promotions, performance reviews and any disciplinary measures.
  • Complies with all work rules including those pertaining to safety, health, environmental compliance quality, and Quality Management System.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant


  • Relevant undergraduate degree and appropriate continuing education; MBA or advanced degree preferred but not required
  • Injection Molding experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills with track record of selecting and managing top talent and fostering a positive culture for all manufacturing associates
  • Demonstrated P&L management experience in a technically driven environment
  • Knowledge of complex manufacturing to include machining, metals processing and fabrication, product assembly.
  • Must have demonstrated success in leading new process development and new product launch systems.
  • Working knowledge of capacity planning and supply chain management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex manufacturing technologies and developing financial plans to make technology investments return positive financial returns.
  • Ability to interface with customers, build collaborative relationships, problem solve and drive solutions to meet customer requirements.
  • Knowledge of FDA Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO 13485-2003, 510k and medical regulatory issues
  • Lean Manufacturing and a passion for relentless continuous process improvement
  • Strong communicator: written and verbal (one-on-one and group)
  • Strategic thinker: responsible for developing the plan; ability to conceptualize coherent view of facility in the future (6 months, one year, two years, five years)
  • Ability to analyze, understand and effectively communicate deep technical material

What's on Offer

Come join a growing, steady company! Excellent Benefits and a great team to work with.

  • Full Medical, Dental & Vision, 401(k), effective on your 1st day
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Growth Opportunities
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Operations Management
Industrial / Manufacturing
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