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Director, Manufacturing Egineering

Job Description

Ethicon Inc, a member of the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies is currently recruiting a Director of Manufacturing Engineering for either of the following locations:
Cincinnati, Ohio, Albuquerque, NM, Juarez, Mx, or New Jersey.
Ethicon offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies—including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devices—that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women’s health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.
Reporting to the Vice President - Operations, Global Surgery Group, J&J Supply Chain, the Director of Manufacturing Engineering is responsible for leading and directing engineering and technology activities in alignment with site, cluster and sector objectives.  He/She provides overall leadership to the engineering group, setting operational strategies, establishing business focused goals and objectives, and continued talent development of both Line Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering.  This position leads the engineering teams across the ETHICON manufacturing sites, worldwide.
Major Responsibilities
In this role, the Director of Manufacturing Engineering will deploy technical solutions.  He/she will develop capability to coordinate and leverage talent and best practices in Engineering & Technology.  Key areas of focus will include (1) Talent Development and leverage across sites (2) Project Management for quality and efficiency improvement, CIP, process upgrades and replacements, (3) Tactical deployment of “technology roadmaps” (4) Base business product management, (5) Support of Business Continuity Planning, (6) Support of Operation Capital Spending Plan, and (7) Support of the business Strategic and Business Planning processes.
Scope of Responsibilities
  • Leadership
    • Provide technical leadership to the manufacturing organization at the respective sites with respect to product/ process design and functionality.
    • Retains the relationship with the franchise engineering organization to ensure constant collaboration.
  • Talent
    • Responsible for all technical talent development
    • Ensures leveraging of talent and solutions
    • Recruit develop, manage, and motivate highly trained technical professionals to ensure an effective work force
  • Strategy
    • Steers Collaboration with internal and external partners to drive execution.
    • Ensures scope projection of tasks including compliance and quality improvement, cost reduction, cycle time reduction, capacity increase, and raw material qualification.
    • Develop, in partnership with advanced engineering, technology roadmaps and continually evaluate new innovative processes for competitive advantage
  • Process
    • Provides support, development and training of subordinates to meet "state of the art" approaches to business requirements. Ensures personal motivation of staff to create an innovative work environment
    • Reviews and coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, and resolves engineering design and test problems.
    • Manages technical issue escalation process.
    • Design and implement processes that provide for a high level of internal customer satisfaction. 
    • Ensure that employees are trained and equipped with the tools to perform their jobs successfully. 
    • Drive best practices in engineering design and automation
    • Evaluate and implement improved Manufacturing Engineering performance, management, and tracking methods to monitor and control costs that will allow the company to complete projects on time and under budget.
    • Established common technical standards, software systems and capital equipment.
    • Develop and manage to expense and capital budgets per our strategic forecasts.
    • Ensure compliance in all aspects of Environmental, Health and Safety per J&J standards.


Specialist Experience


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required in an Engineering or Science discipline.
  • An advanced degree, such as an MS or an MBA is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 overall business experience is required.  
  • Cross-Sector exposure/experience desired.
  • Ability to translate engineering goals and objectives into successful strategies that lead to tactical plans is required.
  • Ability to develop people, manage technology, embrace financial goals and utilize customer-focused decision making are required.
  • Change management, project management, the ability to work effectively and drive alignment in a global environment through strong communication and empowerment is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in bridging technical and business disciplines, evaluating and determining appropriate risks is preferred.
  • Multi-plant experience with a focus on global markets is preferred
  • Deep knowledge continuous improvement tools, lean manufacturing and six-sigma is preferred
  • Has A Track Record Of Tangible Improvements is preferred
  • Strong Leadership:  Bias for Action
  • Assertive Influencing & Collaboration/Teaming Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • This position may require up to 60% travel both domestic and international.





Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting.  Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

Johnson & Johnson
  • Mexico
  • Pharma/Biotech
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
19 June 2017
Applications Deadline
07 August 2017

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