Kappa Search | Chicago Recruiters | Director of Manufacturing

Kappa Search Inc. is a technical staffing agency that has served the Chicago area for almost 20 years. We specialize in full time, direct hire recruitment and placement in the Chicago metropolitan area and throughout the country. Our primary disciplines are: – Engineering & Technology, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Logistics & Procurement and Sales & Marketing.

One of our clients, a major medical device manufacturer, seeks a Director of Manufacturing to develop cutting edge manufacturing facilities.

Job Description

Excellent opportunity to join a leading international medical device manufacturer as Director of Manufacturing. Top quality of life location with state of the art facilities. Responsibilities include:

  • Directing/managing manufacturing operations for the production of medical devices
  • Leading and motivating manufacturing engineering group
  • Working with R&D to design and develop new products for manufacturability
  • Assisting in the development of product forecasts that meets marketing and sales objectives
  • Managing new products to meet cost and introduction needs
  • Insuring a safe, clean working environment that meets OSHA and FDA requirements
  • Other duties related to manufacturing of medical devices in a LEAN environment

Desired Skills & Experience

  • BS degree in Engineering, Business and Operations Management
  • 5-10 years of experience in a medical device manufacturing environment
  • Medical device experience is a requirement to be considered
  • Good working knowledge of lean manufacturing, supply chain & production
  • Leadership skills, the ability to drive enthusiasm
  • Good understanding of compliance, control and quality
  • Validation
  • Strong computer skills with an ERP system and Office Windows. SAP experience preferred.
  • APICS certification desired
  • Experience in implementing Lean techniques in a controlled manufacturing environment