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Arthur Ramirez

Senior Production Manager

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function of the Position

The Senior Production Manager is responsible of managing production activities of a Value Streams to deliver products/ services that meet quality specifications, achieve, or exceed service level and cost targets while ensuring employees safety, complying with applicable regulations and company policies.

Under direct supervision works with the Director of Manufacturing to establish long term strategies to assure meeting SIOP production goals as well as product/ process transfer, employee engagement, culture deployment, and continues improvement processes.

This role require collaboration with local and corporate departments to ensure alignment and flawless plan execution. Responsible to maintain an effective work model through the implementation and monitoring of process indicators in terms of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Staff and Productivity.

Essential Job Duties

  • Participate in Goals deployment process, measure production metrics (KPIs) to monitor performance and coordinates actions to ensure improvements.
  • Review production plan and coordinates manufacturing resources to ensure timely delivery of products and components, while be sure to comply with Quality System requirements
  • Interacts and collaborates with other departments to solve any restriction that may stop or slow down production, including material, personnel, equipment, and process issues.
  • Participate in planning budget and control expenses applicable to production area to comply or exceed department financial targets  
  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level (Safety, People, Quality, Service and other)
  • Identifies and coordinates cost reduction projects including labor productivity, inventory optimization, material scrap and defects reduction, using Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools to drive improvements on department KPIs
  • Monitor inventory and cyclical counts of raw material
  • Promote the implementation of Safe work conditions by performing /coordinating root cause analysis for safety hazards and/or security incidents or accidents
  • Promote the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Order and cleanliness (5S’s) and Health and Hygiene campaigns 
  • Provides timely and effective support for new products introduction and existent process transferences
  • Validate Engineering Changes (ECO's)
  • Ensures to comply with quality system (QSR), Standards (ISO) and Environment, HS requirements, as well as all applicable company procedures and policies
  • Coordinate quality audits random to the production process
  • Responsible for ensuring subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition
  • Participate in the Health and Safety Commission, making tours to identify unsafe conditions
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures
  • As part of the responsibilities includes perform interviews, hire, and train employees, plan, assign and manage workload to monitor their development plans (TAPs, OTPs), reward and discipline employees, manage conflicts
  • Partnership with Human Resource department to address personal related activities
  • Ensure that your staff complies with the training program certifications.
  • Ensure that corrective actions generated by quality notifications (VR's, PL's, NCR'S, DN's, EE's) are closed in accordance with the quality system. 
  • Perform semiannual evaluation process (C.I.P and MERIT), giving feedback to supervisors
  • Foster respect and morals among the members of the work team in compliance with the company's code of conduct
  • Drive our Culture Strategy by fostering our mission, founding principles, individual and leadership expectations


Required Skills and Experience

  • 10+ years of experience in medical industry (Production, Engineering, Planning, Quality) preferable.
  • 5+ years of proven leadership as Production Supervisor, Superintendent, or people leader (Coaching and Talent Development)
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and Spanish with the ability to do effective presentations for different organizational levels.
  • Knowledge of the Quality System requirements such as ISO-13485 and MDSAP
  • Knowledge of the Environmental System requirements such as ISO-14001
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement through Continuous Improvement methodologies (Lean Sigma, Root Cause problem solving techniques) 
  • Knowledge on Product, equipment validation (IQ, OQ, PQ) 2+ years of experience with Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Systems (Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, etc.), Project Management, Product Transfer / NPI
  • Medical Device external regulatory audit exposure (FDA, ISO, ANVISA, etc.)
  • Excellent leadership, collaboration, and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to manage complexity
  • Experience with ERP and planning systems (SAP, Agile, o9)

Required Education and Training

  • BS in Engineering or Business Administration
  • Master’s degree is preferred
  • Green Belt / Black Belt Certified in Lean-Sigma

Working Conditions None

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience building teams for new departments
  • Project management certification
  • Production and capacity planning experience
  • Financial expertise
  • 2+ years of experience with Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Systems (Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, etc.), Project Management, Product Transfer / NPI
  • Medical Device external regulatory audit exposure (FDA, ISO, ANVISA, etc.)
  • Excellent leadership, collaboration, and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to manage complexity
  • Experience with ERP and planning systems (SAP, Agile, o9) preferred.
  • People development track record

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $167,100 USD - $250,700 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $142,100 USD - $213,100 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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