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Manager Production Planning Control

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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

This role will drive the Manufacturing Planning team. Manage the planning process to reduce costs, streamline processes, and implement continuous improvement priorities. This position is accountable for maximizing customer service levels while optimizing FG inventory investment and manufacturing resources to promote productivity. The Planning Manager works with the Sr. Production Control Manager and the production departments, to achieve the highest levels of service, contributing to critical business actions related to staffing, demand load strategies, inventory control and finished goods levels and productivity goals.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Staff management and development including; assigning and directing work, appraising performance (performance management), hiring, training, integrating and retention.
  • Oversee department goals related to implementation of Engineering Change Orders, (ECO).
  • Manages and ensures smooth transition from development to production. Ensures that new products and processes are properly developed for production readiness.
  • Develop and manage the planning team to be focused on department goals and corporate goals.
  • Displaying capability and urgency in addressing expedited requirements and reprioritization, demonstrating ownership and accountability at the personal staff member.
  • Drive closure on difficult projects with limited support, influence others to make effective steps, and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Develop and maintain countermeasures to address root causes for products on backorder.
  • Develop and maintain department metrics, study results and identify trends.
  • Drive team to appropriate corrective actions, when needed.
  • Engage manufacturing teams in the continuous improvement process to ensure projects are identified, prioritized and implemented in a timely and effective manner.
  • Coach and counsel lean manufacturing behaviors.
  • Manage potential line shortages by examining build schedules, shortage reports, on hand inventory reports and supplier delivery information
  • Develop communication relationship with Production, Engineering, Purchasing, Shipping, and Customer Service to manage supply and demand.
  • Promotes culture, EHS and safety.
  • Procures personal development of the team.
  • Drive our Culture Strategy by fostering our mission, founding beliefs, personal and leadership expectations.


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree
  • Experience participating in the execution of physical inventories.
  • Manage challenging projects or assignments with little to no direction.
  • Knowledge of GMP's and previous work experience in a medical manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Exposure to low volume, high complexity capital equipment or high volume, low complexity products

Nice to have:

  • Computer literate and working knowledge of SAP are a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural, multinational environment and mobilize cross-functional high performance teams
  • Delegates tasks, responsibilities and authority effectively
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including people development/coaching, goal setting and evaluation

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: $131,200 USD - $188,800 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $111,500 USD - $160,500 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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