Philips Director, Plant Leader Image Guided Therapy - Devices (IGT-D) in Plymouth, Minnesota


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Lead the startup of a newly acquired manufacturing center of excellence in Minnesota. You will be in on the ground floor building a strong leadership team and driving the renovation, installation, and validation of a world class production facility, beginning with a Class III combination device.

You are responsible for

  • Leading the plant, related processes and staff in the development and execution of world class operational performance.

  • Attracting, retaining, and developing teammates to ensure the best talent is on the team. Effectively executes performance management to continually improve the talent base.

  • Creating and maintaining a positive and engaging culture within the plant.

  • Delivering products on time meeting safety, delivery, quality and cost requirements. Ensures there is an optimum value stream flow from suppliers through the plant and to the customer.

  • Developing programs, projects, goals, and metrics to lead the manufacturing organization to drive the highest level of operational performance (safety, delivery, quality, productivity, and cost).

  • Effectively supporting the introduction of new products into the plant’s value streams and driving ownership throughout the manufacturing transfer and post-launch transitions.

  • Creating and executing multi-year operational strategic plans.

  • Assessing and implementing programs to address organizational capability needs to achieve the strategic plans.

  • Preparing multi-year operational budgets and investment plans including staffing, expense, control, and capital.

  • Managing and executing cost reduction and productivity plans.

  • Ensuring all employees adhere to all applicable cGMPs, ISO, FDA, corporate, division and local procedures.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • BS Engineering degree, MBA preferred

  • 12+ total years’ experience in expanding Operations roles of cross-disciplinary responsibilities (manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, etc.) in a highly regulated industry (medical devices or pharmaceutical strongly preferred)

  • 4+ years’ experience leading a broad organizational effort or function within operations.

  • Strong leadership skills (change management, communications, leading diverse teams, building rapport and executing within a complex matrixed organization)

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and lead a team / plant in Lean methodologies (daily management, value stream analyses, kaizen, root cause, culture of continuous improvement, etc.)

  • Proven results-oriented track record in leading a plant or significant operation (quality, delivery, cost, productivity)

  • Effectively communicates to numerous stakeholders including senior management, other Business Groups, internal and/or external customers and staff.

  • Proficient with FDA QSR/cGMP and ISO13485 requirements to maintain commitment to environmental and quality regulations

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