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Philips Plant Operations Leader ( Ontario, California) in Ontario, California


We welcome you to join Philips as an Plant Operations Leader for our Personal Health business oral healthcare in our Ontario, California location

In this role, you have the opportunity to

To manage an extensive multi-functional production organization with support departments.

In this exciting position with growth opportunity, you will be a unique factory in Ontario where we produce Oral healthcare products. You will lead the factory into the new opportunities coming up as both the business environment and the integral supply chain is evolving.

Your Role

  • Leads the production unit, related processes and staff in the development and execution of world class operational performance.

  • Develops programs, projects, goals, and metrics to lead the manufacturing organization to the highest level of operational performance.

  • Prepares and executes multi-year manufacturing operation and investment plans to reduce cost.

  • Delivers products on time with high factory and supplier yields and decreasing product field failure rates.

  • Ensures there is an optimum production process as regards routing, supplies and manpower levels.

  • Maintain commitment to environmental and quality regulations.

  • Supervises, selects, develops, coaches and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient manufacturing. Manages pilot production and production preparation activities

Your responsibilities

  • Delivering Products on time, with the requested level of quality to customer and at the right cost.

  • Translation of strategic objectives into financial implications for the business.

  • Determine the financial impact of potential decisions and act accordingly.

  • Exercise supervision in terms of costs, methods, and staffing according to BG Operational Plan.

  • Executing productivity plan linked to processes and equipment.

  • Defining, executing CAPEX, OPEX budget as well as inventory.

  • Defining, executing resource plan capacity, capabilities in line with S&OP and Strategic Workforce Planning.

  • Master the Lean transformation journey including problem solving, daily management and continuous improvement activities across the Site. Use depth and breadth of experiences to see the “Big Picture” and hold others accountable to internal stretch goals in an effort to drive continuous improvement.

  • Lead the factory in the new era of Industry 4.0 and focus on continuous improvement on processes, equipment and tools. (Smart automation,etc)

  • Coach and mentor others for personal and professional development, routinely demonstrate coaching as part of the way you lead. Practice coaching by going to the shop floor, making sure you are where the players are.

  • Apply regulatory policies and local regulations.

  • Management of external relationships including local government, schools and universities and a network of local companies and stakeholders.

  • Management of site wide infrastructure and facilities (buildings, maintenance, utilities, site services etc).

  • New business development for existing and potentially new business on the site for operations (shared factory).

  • Companywide stakeholder management (key market visits, Philips and/or PH leadership visits, external VIP’s, customers etc).

  • Development of a site vision and bringing that to life.

Your Team

In Ontario you will lead a multi-functional management team including Safety, New Product Introduction and Engineering, Logistics, Manufacturing Management, Maintenance, LEAN implementation.

To be successful in this challenging environment you bring:

  • BS Engineering degree for the medical, or consumer industries.

  • Electrical Engineering (EE) or Mechanical Engineering (ME)

  • Strong Leadership of and inspiration for direct reports as well as the broader organization.

  • More than 15 years’ experience in industrial/ manufacturing engineering leading role, of which at least 5 years as Plant Manager.

  • Experience in leading a production team(s) and building a network of support from functional areas for successful and timely execution of customer needs.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills on all levels of a corporate organization.

  • Combination of the ability to think strategically with managing detail. Apply breadth to thinking and observation of environment and others.

  • A strong vision on how new technologies, industry 4.0 and digitalization can help in building the factory of the future.

  • A good understanding of mass produced consumer goods.

  • Expertise and practical hands-on experience with Lean tools. You understand what it takes to create a lean culture to increase productivity through elimination of waste.

  • Fluent English language skills

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

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Please note:

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.