Value Stream Manager

Fremont, CA

Posted: 04/08/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: IT Job Number: JOS000008294

This company is dedicated to working collaboratively with our customers, taking projects from rapid prototype into high volume production. Our unparalleled technical expertise, proven experience and partnership with our clients has allowed us to perfect the process necessary to deliver world-class medical devices through innovative material science, engineering and manufacturing. Our primary capabilities include: Nitinol components, balloon catheters, delivery systems, biomedical textiles, access kits, and guidewires. We take pride in our position as the leader in the medical technology space and are driven by a passion to create products that our clients have envisioned for their customers. 

  

We are seeking a Value Stream Manager to join our dynamic team of industry leading experts.  

  

Summary: 

This role will have clear responsibility for the success of a value stream within the Production Operations facility. As the VSM, you will focus the organization on the consistent, successful on-time delivery of product by coordinating activities with Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality and Maintenance while leading a team that continuously strives for improvements driving customer satisfaction and improving cost. 

  

Essential Functions: 

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI) targets and consistently achieve targets through planning and execution of Lean Tools such as Problem Solving (PSP). Methodology, Standard Work (SW) and daily management. Report the results on daily, weekly, and monthly cadence.  
  • Partners with other team members to execute financial commitment of the business.  
  • Based on customer order requirements, plans operations for fabrication and assembly of products.  
  • Ensures efficient and effective manufacturing methods are used that are compatible to available machines/equipment.  
  • Manages, directs, and coordinate work with cross functional resources to achieve results; specifically, Quality, Process Engineering and Maintenance.  
  • Short-term goals include, but are not limited to, on-time delivery, cost of sales, quality, gross margin, and human resources throughout the Value Stream.  
  • Analyzes business metrics/trends and drives people and process improvements. (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Employee Engagement.)  
  • Is a Lean/Six Sigma champion (standard work, lead-time, quality, etc.)  
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance.  
  • Responsible for ensuring that subordinates follow all company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resource needed to do so are available and in good condition. 

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other engineering discipline.  
  • A minimum of 5 years progressive operations/manufacturing experience  
  • 2 years management experience required  
  • Lean/Six Sigma green or black belt experience a plus.  
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize, balance and manage multiple efforts with strong results/goal orientation.  
  • Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; makes good decision based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information and ideas in a variety of media. Tactful and confident at all levels, internal and external. 

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