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Value Stream Manager (ID:42517)

Company: Versique Consulting & Search
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

The Value Stream Manager (VSM) is responsible for achieving objectives in manufacturing safety, quality, delivery, and budget. This position is critical to the business and our customers and works in close partnership with the Quality, Sourcing, Planning, Sustaining Engineering, and Human Resources teams. Success will be achieved by driving alignment throughout the supply chain, working with cross-functional groups as "one team" to resolve issues permanently, and exceeding customer expectations. As a member of the Quality and Operations leadership team, the VSM will drive Operational Excellence and execution by promoting a continuous improvement culture, inspiring employee engagement, and motivating, supporting, and developing teams to achieve business goals.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing leadership to all Manufacturing functions: Receiving, Receiving Inspection, Materials Handling, Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Warehouse, and Distribution
  • Establish goals, set priorities, and coordinate all related activities within the Value Stream to ensure focused execution toward meeting or exceeding business objectives.
  • Oversee and manage Value Stream expenses to meet budgets and financial objectives.
  • Lead with a continuous improvement mindset and proactively seek opportunities to drive improvement in operating results.
  • Use Lean Principles to develop a culture based on waste elimination, labor efficiency, and visual management.
  • Partner with the Quality leader to utilize defect prevention and permanent corrective tools including Six Sigma and Design for Manufacturability, along with metric-based performance management.
  • Partner with Facilities leader to identify potential safety hazards and implement corrective action (Gemba walks)
  • Use formal project management tools including A3's and Gantt charts to communicate status, track execution, and promote employee accountability.
  • Implement forward thinking business improvements like standardized work, longer planning horizons, risk mitigation based cross-training, and picture processes that support employee training and understanding.
  • Instill, promote, and drive a "we win together culture" where employees are listened to, supported, and encouraged to participate in cross-functional Kaizen improvement teams. Serve as a model for promoting safety, quality, supply continuity, and fiscal responsibility.
  • Contribute to new product development initiatives while driving engineering process improvements, such as equipment tooling and fixtures, that improve efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Provide "hands on", transformative leadership by teaching and mentoring employees on progressive Operational Excellence methodologies.
  • Work with Production Planning to communicate requirements understanding and capacity planning. Ensure that weekly SKU level manufacturing attainment goals are met. Ensure supply chain continuity by proactively mitigating risk.
  • Maintain GMP and ISO 13485 compliance throughout the supply chain.
  • Partner with the Operational Excellence, Sustaining Engineering, and R&D teams to ideate and implement manufacturing efficiency improvements. Deliver year-over-year reduction in the cost of manufacturing goods.
  • Together with Human Resources, develop change management strategies to improve communication, facilitate business understanding, drive metric-based performance understanding, and infuse accountability throughout the organization.
  • Communicate re-train, and ensure all personnel understand and follow all company policies, required procedures, and standard safety, quality, and production practices. Assign auditing teams to verify compliance with training, GMP, and inventory control policies.
  • Establish goals and objectives that set performance expectations. Provide coaching and recognition to motivate employee achievement.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • B.S. degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a related field
    • Minimum of 8 years Manufacturing, Quality, and/or Process Development Engineering experience
    • 10+ years of Manufacturing experience with 4 years or more in a supervisory role
    • Medical Device experience or similarly highly regulated field
    • Proven leadership
    • Quality minded
    • Results driven person, able to operate in a fast-paced environment.
    • Lean methodology driven.
    • Highly organized, can continue to drive projects while leading team.

      About Versique
      Versique is one of the largest recruiting firms in the Midwest and specializes in both consulting and permanent placement. With a valuable blend of functional, industry and recruiting experience, our award-winning team of headhunters has a proven track record of delivering exceptional talent acquisition solutions. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of "versatile" and "unique" as it hints at the concept of "search" in its pronunciation: ver-seek.
      Versique is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.

Keywords: Versique Consulting & Search, Minnetonka , Value Stream Manager (ID:42517), Executive , Minnetonka, Minnesota

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